How Do I Successfully Communicate Changes to My Employees?

With all the new laws, policy changes and recommendations lately, I feel like our handbook needs to be updated every three days. How do we successfully communicate these changes to employees? Given the high volume, it feels like more people are going to ignore them. To read my answer, click here: How Do I Successfully […]
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When Your Boss Doesn’t Let You Go on Vacation

Yesterday, Brenda Neckvatal and I talked about vacation and PTO usage on The Real HR Show. And we got this comment: My company offers unlimited time off, but I don’t feel like I can take advantage because of the boss who flat out says “if you can be out for more than 2 weeks, we […]
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In a Tweet, John Legend Gave All Business Owners a Critical Gut Check

When the Houston Association of Realtors announced that it was planning to swap the term “master bedroom” with “primary bedroom,” artist John Legend had a crucial piece of advice for realtors–any professionals, really–about making impactful change without striking the wrong chord. Real problem: realtors don’t show black people all the properties they qualify for. Fake problem: calling the […]
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How the Employee Relations Job Function is Changing: A Look at the HR Acuity Benchmark Study

Just what does the employee relations department do all day? This is the type of question that if you ask an ER person directly, it may result in a pointed glare or perhaps weeping as the employee relations expert sinks into a chair. It’s been a rough few months. But, what ER does (works on […]
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You Don’t Have to Give it All to Show True Leadership

If you want to build employee loyalty, consider the example of Texas Roadhouse CEO Kent Taylor. He just donated his $800.000 in salary and bonuses to help keep his employees during the shutdown. Texas Roadhouse hasn’t had to lay anyone off or cut anyone’s pay. Well, no one got their pay cut except for the […]
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