| Management Decisions - Understanding and Preventing Workplace Violence
by Jason Porter and Tim Muma - Oct, 2015
While thankfully rare in a majority of cases, there always remains the chance of tragic workplace violence occurring in the workplace. Though instances of death claim the headlines, other forms and levels of violence exist and can lead to fatal actions. Jason Porter, regional managing director at Pinkerton, a leading provider of risk management and security solutions around the world, discusses workplace violence awareness. Ja...
| Technically Speaking - The ACLU View on Police Use of Body Cameras
by Jay Stanley and Tim Muma - Sep, 2015
On the surface, putting cameras on police officers stands to help all parties in terms of accountability and safety; however, it's more complicated than it sounds. Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), discusses the numerous concerns that exist with running cameras, storing video, and constant monitoring of people while they work. Tim Muma asks him about the rights of the officers, c...
| Employment Notebook - The Effects and Perceptions of Crying at Work
by Anna Ranieri and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
Many places of work can bring about an array of emotions on each end of the scale, and yet it's always been taboo to actually break down and cry in a vast majority of cases. Career counselor and executive coach, Anna Ranieri, joins Tim Muma to discuss the different reasons an employee might cry at the office, and what impact that can have. Anna looks at gender differences, the perspective of colleagues versus management, and w...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Myth vs. Reality: Career Advancement for Women
by Kathy Caprino and Tim Muma - Jul, 2015
Progress and success are two different things, and the area of women in the workplace might be the best representation of that idea. Part of the disparity lies in the myths and realities of the situation. Joining Tim Muma to separate the truth from fiction is women's success coach Kathy Caprino, founder and president of Ellia Communications. Kathy gives us the details on what you can believe about career advancement for women...
Who Needs to Use E-Verify?
by Mary G. White - Oct, 2015
E-Verify is mandatory for some employers, including federal contractors and subcontractors working on certain types of contracts, as well as employers in states where E-Verify may be required by state law. However, many employers who are not required to use E-Verify choose to do so voluntarily. Mandatory E-Verify Usage Requirements for Federal Contractors The E-Verify Federal Contractor Rule applies to federal contrac...
Could Your Organization Practice Open Allocation?
by Alexandra Levit - Sep, 2015
Github. Gore & Associates. Treehouse. Valve. What do these companies have in common? Well, besides the fact that they are forward-thinking, pioneering firms, they all practice a leadership style called open allocation. In open allocation, employees select how to spend their time and the projects on which they’ll work. There is no such thing as hierarchy. In an open allocation culture, employees are accountable to t...
Decision Making Bias
by Gary Cohen - Sep, 2015
As an executive coach, I have read many books about executive coaching and leadership. I have attended programs at some of the finest executive coaching and leadership training programs in the world. And even though they all spend a great deal of time on hidden beliefs, which are certainly important, they mostly skip over two elements I find critical in my work: fallacies and decision bias. Fallacies are the use of ineffect...
Is HR Really Becoming More Strategic? A New Survey Says Yes!
by Mary G. White - Sep, 2015
Are businesses coming to recognize the strategic importance of the HR function? A new research report indicates that that answer to that question is a resounding yes! That’s good news for the HR profession and the highly qualified individuals who work in the field. Strategic HR? Survey Says “Yes” The 2014/2015 Human Resource Management Policies and Practices in the United States research report released in September of 2...
by Local JobNetwork™ - Sep, 2015
The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) conducts compliance reviews to evaluate federal contractors and subcontractors' compliance with equal opportunity and non-discrimination practices in employment. A significant part of a compliance review focuses on compensation practices and data analyses. Federal contractors and subcontractors need to understand its organizational compensati...
How to Tell If Your Company Culture Is ‘Going to the Dogs’
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Sep, 2015
The phrase, 'going to the dogs' often carries a negative connotation. However, Glassdoor recently compiled a list of 10 companies whose employee perks include dogs in the workplace, and in this instance, 'going to the dogs' is a very good thing! While not everyone would agree that permission to bring a four-legged friend to the workplace is a perk, many pet owners and pet lovers would jump at the opportunity to bring their...
Virtual Reality is Coming to an HR Function Near You
by Alexandra Levit - Sep, 2015
Ever heard of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One? It’s a novel that takes place in the year 2045. Human civilization is in a dark period, so people seek refuge in a virtual reality world called the OASIS. Many spend all their waking hours in the simulation – working, taking classes, exploring different cultures, and trying out new hobbies. The book became a pop culture phenomenon when Steven Spielberg signed on to direct th...
3 Limiting Beliefs Holding You Back From Negotiation Success
by Melody Wilding - Sep, 2015
If you’ve successfully started your own business, decided to go freelance, or work at a startup, you’re used to rolling up your sleeves, working hard, and doing whatever it takes to get things done. But when it comes to negotiating, do you still freeze up or freak out? If you find it hard to approach investors, raise your rates, or talk about money and contracts in any way – you’re not alone. Thought traps women have abo...
Football Season and the Workplace: Productivity Drain or Engagement Opportunity?
by Mary G. White - Sep, 2015
With football season getting started, the sport is likely to make its presence known in the American workplace. Employees who are football fans will likely spend quite a bit of time while they’re at work chatting about recent and upcoming games, updating Fantasy Football rosters, ribbing co-workers who follow rival teams and more. Can this impact productivity in a negative way? Sure it can. However, employers can also leverage...
Great Leaders Manage Perceptions
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Sep, 2015
How Great Leaders Manage Perceptions “You can influence people’s perceptions of you by playing to their needs. Once you understand how to make other people feel comfortable with you, you’ve won their approval.” —Corporate marketing consultant Camille Lavington, You’ve Only Got Three Seconds (Main Street Books, 1998) Even at the highest levels of government and business, leaders struggle to communicate their intentions. M...
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