Office romances are frequent and generate much interest – there are more than 300,000,000 search results on Google about love in the workplace. We all enjoy a great office love story, like the one between Pam and Jim in The Office, or a nonfiction one like Bill and Melinda Gates. Or you may have read … Continue reading Love and HR: What We Don’t Really Talk About!
“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” If you like Star Wars, you know this opening line. You also know that the biggest conflict throughout the series is between the light and dark sides of the Force, a literal fight between good and evil. The light side embraces virtuous behaviors and principles … Continue reading Star Wars Lessons For HR and the Workplace
When was the last time you updated your employee handbook? If your answer to this question is more than a year ago, then it’s time to dig that handbook out from the dark pit of your filing cabinet where it’s been gathering dust. As employment laws, court judgments and regulations are constantly changing, it is … Continue reading Personalize Your Employee Handbook This Year
There is nothing new about intergenerational wars. Since the dawn of time, generations after generations have placed blame on each other for current issues, so there’s nothing foreign about Generation W, also known as the Me Generation or Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1965) blaming current problems on millennials (born between 1980 and 1995) … Continue reading Help! How can HR handle the new “Ok Boomer” trend in the Workplace?
And Will Anyone Actually Read It? Yes, you do need an employee handbook. And no, your people will not read it — unless you make it interesting and relevant to their needs. Let’s face it: At many organizations, if you ask employees if they’ve read the company manual, they’ll most likely answer, “We have a … Continue reading Does My Company Need an Employee Handbook?