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What Really Motivates Employees

Employees that are engaged in their work are more productive, satisfied, and likely to stay with an employer motivating them to do their best. Having a more engaged workforce is highly beneficial to companies and managers, positively impacting areas including workplace safety, employee health, and profitability. Consider the latest Gallup Employee Engagement study that reports […]

Examining the Effectiveness of Harassment Training

Much ink has been spilled debating the effectiveness of legalistic (and formulaic) anti-harassment training. Nearly everyone agrees that grouping employees in a room with a 1980’s era VCR/television combination unit and playing a video recorded by a corporate lawyer with little or no training on preventive practice is the wrong way to conduct harassment training, […]

The Number One Reason that Employees Leave

A recent Gallup poll of more than a million U.S. employees found that the number one reason people quit their jobs is a bad boss or immediate supervisor. Even with this well-publicized statistic, most managers fail to accept their role in high turnover. A year earlier, Gallup found that only 18% of managers demonstrate a […]

Remaining Cognizant of Harassment by Non-Employees

Few areas of harassment training draw more confusion than cases involving third parties. Employers are left wondering what they can, and should, be doing to protect their employees from harassment that originates via contact with those outside the organization. Hewitt vs. BS Transportation, a recent case decided in the United States District Court for the […]

Soft Skills and Hard Skills: The Perfect Match

An essential software upgrade falls apart because your team fails to work together. Conflict arises and the blame game gets underway. You’ve given your your technical workers world-class coding training, so why aren’t they be better communicators and collaborators? In today’s economy, superior technical skills are not enough to ensure your organization’s success. The critical […]

Hey, Techies, Want to Get Ahead? Work on your Soft Skills.

Hey, Techies, Want to Get Ahead? Work on your Soft Skills.

In 2013, Google decided to test its hiring hypothesis by crunching every bit and byte of hiring, firing, and promotion data accumulated since the company’s incorporation in 1998. Project Oxygen’s results shocked everyone by concluding that, among the eight most important qualities of Google’s top employees, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) expertise came in […]

Good Training Gone Bad: Oregon Harassment Training Session Leaves Black Mark on EEOC

According to a February 15, 2019 report published by the Statesman Journal, representatives from the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) met with a number of Oregon state legislators in a February 14 three-hour “listening session” requested by the Oregon officials after an EEOC training session left several legislative staffers and other learners with […]

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