Category Archives: Employee Behavior

News at the Speed of Light

Wow – what a ride right now, right? Things are changing almost at the speed of light and it’s tough to keep up. You have your own family to worry about, your employees and their families to worry about and…
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Did You Know – When Love Blooms at the Office, Part 2

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace made several recommendations that we should be sure to consider: Mid-level and Line Managers should be responsible for preventing harassment and it should be included…
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Did You Know – When Love Blooms at the Office!

Did you know you CAN say something when a romance starts off at the workplace? Even if you do not have a fraternization policy, you can still (and should) hold an adult conversation with the new love birds. The conversation…
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Sex, sex, sex

Now that I have your attention, let’s focus in on the real gist of this blog – sexual orientation and gender identity. So, there is an entire language that employers should be acquainted with on this topic. And, while there…
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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Ahh, love is in the air – ain’t it great! Not so much when it comes to work. We are frequently called upon to address the question of workplace relationships. I mean, come on, we spend at least 8 hours…
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Harassment prevention document

Harassment in the Office

For most of us, our workplace is our community. We see our coworkers more than we see friends and family because we’re they’re every day. That means it’s important to treat each other with respect and kindness, to establish a…
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Bullying: It’s Not Just in Schools

While it’s likely been years since most of us were in high school, there’s one thing that even adult employees face today that harkens back to their school-age days: bullying. No one is getting into fistfights in the parking lot…
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Back to School and Solicitation Policies: Who Knew the Two Could Be Connected

The workplace is often full of parents, new and seasoned, so when the school year starts, it’s not uncommon to see flyers or emails asking others to support a sports team, school trip, or club with the purchase of some…
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When Disaster Strikes—Around the Workplace Water Cooler

This country has seen its share of hardships over the past year, with two of the most recent ones being Hurricane Harvey and the Charlottesville Riots. We can’t avoid talking about them or hearing about them. Even if you aren’t…
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Compassion vs. “The Bottom Line”

As an employer, it can be difficult to strike a balance between being compassionate when it comes to providing employees with time off and maintaining a profitable business. At least it can seem that way. There are ample regulations and…
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