HR Compliance – Take Your Medicine or Stay Healthy?  150 150 Diane McNally

HR Compliance – Take Your Medicine or Stay Healthy? 

HR Compliance – Take Your Medicine or Stay Healthy? Often times, when I mention HR Compliance to my clients, they get a look like they just swallowed some awful medicine.   I know it’s not always fun to think about, but making sure your business operates within required laws and regulations is very important to the…

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HR Policies: Love Them or Hate Them, You’ve Got to Have Them. 150 150 Diane McNally

HR Policies: Love Them or Hate Them, You’ve Got to Have Them.

HR Policies: Love Them or Hate Them, You’ve Got to Have Them. It’s that time of year, again. The perennial “what are we doing for the holidays?” conversations are emerging. Just this week I talked with several clients about how to handle company parties, holiday vacations and employee gifts. These issues can be easily addressed…

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Multiple Generations in the Workplace. It’s Nothing New. 150 150 Diane McNally

Multiple Generations in the Workplace. It’s Nothing New.

Multiple Generations in the Workplace. It’s Nothing New. Recently, I have met with several employer groups and one question always seems to come up.  “What do we do about managing so many generations in the workplace?” This question confounds me a bit, mostly because multi-generational workplaces are nothing new.  A number of years ago, when…

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What’s your “Employee Experience” Like? 150 150 Diane McNally

What’s your “Employee Experience” Like?

I regularly have conversations with business leaders about employee turnover and the lack of employee “motivation”.   It seems that many companies have tried all manner of strategies to curb the flight of talent and get more out of the resources they have.  I recently talked with a business owner who said he has spent “thousands and thousands of dollars” on these efforts, with absolutely no gain.  I was surprised by this and asked him if I could visit his company and learn more about their concerns.  He was more than willing to continue the conversation and potentially find out what they could to address their issues. read more
Harassment Training Doesn’t Work 150 150 Diane McNally

Harassment Training Doesn’t Work

Harassment Training Doesn’t Work This may be HR heresy, but I’m completely convinced that traditional “harassment training” is highly ineffective and may actually act as an obstacle to creating workplace engagement.  Yes, an actual hindrance to a healthy workplace ecosystem.  Let me explain. I wish I had a nickel for every hour of harassment training…

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Introducing HR Fast Packs 150 150 Diane McNally

Introducing HR Fast Packs

Introducing HR Fast Packs Three years ago, I was working with an entrepreneur (Bob), whose business was growing significantly.   He was like a whirling dervish trying to keep up with all aspects of the business.  Bob found himself in what he called a “suicide squeeze”, which he described as running fast for the score, but…

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A Cure for the Agony of Performance Review 150 150 Diane McNally

A Cure for the Agony of Performance Review

By now, you have survived your 2017 performance review process, but the painful memories may linger. “I love my performance review”, said no one ever! So, why do we endure this exercise, year after year? After 30+ years doing HR work, I struggle to recall a performance review process that inspired people; managers or employees.  I can’t think of anyone who looked forward to it or really walked away feeling uplifted or engaged.  But, I think things are starting to change; slowly, but changing, nonetheless. read more
Leadership — Take it Personally 150 150 Diane McNally

Leadership — Take it Personally

What’s your leadership style? How many times have you been asked that question? It’s hard to answer something so personal; maybe it is something you never have thought about. So many factors add up to your style, or as I like to call it, your “presence”. But, what is “presence”? Some think of it as…

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Leadership. Is It Really that Simple? 150 150 Diane McNally

Leadership. Is It Really that Simple?

I admit it. I’ve adjusted my email filters to tighten down on the numerous solicitations that I receive about “HR stuff”. It took me a long time. I thought I might miss something; whatever the newest thing may be. More recently, I’ve noticed the proliferation of information about “leadership”. Not a day goes by that…

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When Leaders Don’t Get it Right 150 150 Diane McNally

When Leaders Don’t Get it Right

Roger Goodell probably would like a “do-over”. When he said that he “didn’t get it right”, regarding the Ray Rice domestic violence situation, he probably should have said, “I didn’t get it right, at all”. This isn’t about Roger. It’s about how leaders handle their mistakes; when they don’t get it right. First, take a…

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