Events From 2017 That Will Make a Lasting Impact in the Workplace

Kathy Rapp candidate experience, Change Management, Communication, Compensation/Cash Money, Corporate America, Current Affairs, Employment Law, Harassment, Holidays, HR, HR & Sports, in the news, Kathy Rapp, Sexual Harassment, Women in the Workplace 1 Comment

I love reading trend predictions, but also enjoy the thoughtful look-back.  Makes me wish I’d saved some of those workforce articles from the 9o’s.  Lotus Notes.  Personal Digital Assistants.  Beavis and Butthead.  Causal Fridays. While I don’t miss the drama over what “casual” Fridays vs. jeans Fridays meant, there is a nostalgia that gets me this time of year.  Perhaps …

A Man’s DIY Guide to Rid Your Company of Gender-Related Harassment

Kris Dunn Harassment, Kris Dunn

Ready for some mansplaining?  Good, because I’m a guy, and damn, it seems like companies are having a hard time avoiding gender-related harassment.  So I’m here to help. I’m referring to s*x**l harassment, but I have to call it gender-related harassment because a lot of you have email filters at the corporate level that won’t allow content in with the …

Tinder CEO Makes Hires Off His Own App (Or Why It’s Time to Refresh Your Harassment Training)

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Harassment, HR, Kris Dunn, Learning, Learning and Development

Image from Meshworking.com Who here is on Tinder? Not me, people. But I appreciate the… cough… algorithm behind the app. I also appreciate how new technology makes seemingly unfathomable work mishaps not only possible—but probable. What mishaps you ask? Tinder CEO Sean Rad is actually making hires by swiping right on the app and thinks that’s perfectly reasonable. More from Fast Company: “Although …

What To Do When Struggling With a Jerk at Work

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Communication, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Harassment, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Personal Brand

Unfortunately, many of us will eventually have to work with someone we don’t get along with. Most of us will believe this other person is incompetent (or rude or dishonest or unqualified or whatever it is that we have a problem with), so we’ll spend the better part of the relationship simply wishing the other person would simply move along. …

Mama Said Knock You Out: When Top Performers Get Beat Down

Chelsea Rowe Chelsea Rowe, Communication, Current Affairs, Harassment, HR, Recruiting

Last round, I shared the Tale of Kitty Clark.  Click over to the original post if you didn’t catch it. Kitty was a scrappy, feared, grungy, tough-gal that ran the halls of the 1973 middle school she attended with my mother in upstate New York. My theory is the extreme cold climate made it way to her insides where it …

The Tale of Kitty Clark: And Some Brand Spankin’ New Research

Chelsea Rowe Current Affairs, Employment Law, Harassment, HR, in the news, Learning and Development, The HR Profession

$3 billion to $35.4 billion. Keep that number in the back of your mind. We’ll get there in a minute. For now, I want you to use your mind’s eye to imagine the following: Long straggly, dirty blond hair, gum chewing, ripped bell bottom jeans, flannel shirts, usually bare footed, trash-talking 8th grader. Even the teachers feared her. She never …

Welcome to Your New Job! Now Please Don’t Touch Anything.

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Harassment, Onboarding

Ok, picture this. You’ve just spent the last three months trying desperately to hire someone to fill an especially difficult position. You’ve interviewed more candidates than you care to admit, had to spend more recruiting dollars than you had the budget for, and you’ve been getting an earful from the hiring manager on how this vacancy is killing their team. …

5 HR Safe Swear Words

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Change, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Good HR, Harassment, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Innovation, Leadership, Personal Brand, Policies, Pop Culture, Religion, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, Working With Recruiters

I tend to use swear words.  Not all the time – I’m not like some sailor walking around the office dropping ‘F-Bombs’ all the time, but in select instances I will use a word that I don’t allow my kids to use.  I’ve heard people say that those who use swear words are ignorant because they can’t come up with …

It Gets Better, The Bullying Will Stop…Or Will It?

Marisa Keegan Harassment, Marisa Keegan

It’s hard to miss the fact that we have a bullying problem in our schools. It angers me to hear of another child who commits suicide because s/he was being stalked, bullied, beat up, and belittled by peers. I hate to think of tragic events that hit so close to home in my life that might have been prevented if …