My Favorite Workplace Trends for 2017

My Favorite Workplace Trends for 2017

During the last week of every year, I scout business articles and professional journals for next year’s workplace trends (so you don’t have to).  Here are the three I found most interesting for 2017: The blended workforce.  We are not talking about blended generations...
Are You One of The “Undecideds”?  HR Can Help

Are You One of The “Undecideds”?  HR Can Help

Watching the 2nd presidential debate I was surprised that they could find any “undecideds” to conduct the  town hall format.  But apparently there are still some out there.  I know that choosing a president can be an emotional decision and this year it’s been crazier...
3 Signs That Your New Hire Won’t Work Out

3 Signs That Your New Hire Won’t Work Out

You‘re excited about a new employee you hired who came highly recommended.  They start, you introduce them to co-workers, clients, upper management, board members.  Then a week or two or six go by and even though at first you don’t want to admit it, you realize you’re...
What If Your Applicant Has a Record?

What If Your Applicant Has a Record?

Q:  I’m in the process of hiring for an administrative position and I’m reviewing applications from different sources.  I was asked by one of those sources whether I would consider an application from someone with a criminal record.  Before responding yea or nay, I...