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Where’s Your Harvey? How To Keep Your Company Out of the Headlines 12-6-17

December 06 2017, 5:45 pm Bruce’s Summary: Well, timing couldn’t be better to address and recognize the dirty little secret that everyone has known about, however for some crazy reason continues to consciously ignore for various reasons until possibly now. If I learned nothing else over the last 30+ years in industry, there are not secrets. You know that’s […]

HR issues that arise when natural disasters hit 8-29-17

October 10 2017, 6:08 pm Bruce’s Summary: As HR professionals, we are quite often the expected resource for addressing and handling issues that arise unexpectedly. Natural disasters whether forest fires, tornados, hurricanes or earth quakes, depending on our geographical local. would come to mind. Being prepared is always the solution, but being prepared is a novel quest when you’re […]

Is Your Investigator More Biased Than You Think? Part II: How to Keep Truthiness Out of Your Workplace Investigations 7-19-17

August 22 2017, 3:43 pm Bruce’s Summary: I mentioned in my Part I overview, that having been in industry for some 35 years and working from the ground floor (brick and mortar) to the executive suite has provided me with a birds eye view of the how organizations get themselves in trouble because basically the culture, morale and engagement […]

Is Your Investigator More Biased Than You Think? Part I: How Unconscious Bias Can Disrupt Your Workplace Investigations 7/18/17

August 17 2017, 4:45 pm Bruce’s Summary: Having been in industry for some 35 years and now providing investigative consulting in the HR arena, I know performing internal investigations has become one of the largest underlying potential cost items in business. The word neutral should be paramount when considering doing an investigation internally. This article (Part I.) is a […]

Workplace Violence Occurring At Alarming Rate: Time For Employers To Be Proactive 6-20-17

June 22 2017, 4:55 pm Bruce’s Summary: When articles like this are written, is this supposed to conger up fear and panic? Of course not. As Business Professionals part of our role is to ensure that our plans such as our Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is up to date and our employees are aware of what to do and […]

EEOC Releases Enforcement and Litigation Data for Fiscal Year 1-23-17

June 08 2017, 4:33 pm Bruce’s Summary: In reference to the EEOC Commission Report for Fiscal Year 2016, the authors do a good job of presenting the key highlights outlined in the report. One key element discussed by the authors is the overall numbers for total “number of charges” being only slightly higher than the numbers in 2015 and […]

Top 10 Mistakes Employers Make in Employment Applications 5-18-17

May 24 2017, 5:43 pm Bruce’s Summary: Applications, what a pain! The question is a pain for whom? I have heard this so many times over the years from applicants and loudest have been those who reside in the senior level ranks. These folks feel it only necessary that they fill out what they think is important, especially in […]

Harassment in the workplace: Where do we stand? Where are we going? | 4-12-17

May 10 2017, 7:24 pm Bruce’s Summary: The Select Task Force created by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has completed it examination as to where U.S. employers collectively stand in the fight to end workplace harassment. The author does a great job of laying out the conclusions raised by the Task Force. According to the author the Task […]

Guess Who You Should Never Invite to Dinner? What We Can Learn From Sexual Harassment Claims in the News 5-1-17

May 02 2017, 6:07 pm Bruce’s Summary: The author takes us on a ride along with definitions, basic rules to live by (if you are the boss), scenarios and some great guidelines to follow. Ah, people in power, be it male or female, don’t always see it the way mere mortals do and really to an extent never have. […]

“HR Horribles” — Collect ’em all! 3-10-17

April 18 2017, 3:07 pm Bruce’s Summary: What a great collection of characters. I believe we have all experienced each of these during our career. If you haven’t yet, believe me you will, but hopefully only one at a time – wow, try dealing with three or four at a time. My experience has been the larger the organization, […]