Management Practices

In their own words: Lessons from the SHRM22 conference

June 24, 2022
Here is some bite-sized advice from last month’s Society for Human Resource Management annual conference in New Orleans.

Let employees go out how they want

June 8, 2022
Like most rituals, the office farewell party is, in theory, a nice idea. But honestly… who has ever enjoyed theirs?

Mike Nichols found greatness in diversity

June 8, 2022
Sometimes, finding the right team requires a change of environment.

Time to stop testing for marijuana?

May 11, 2022
In this competitive hiring environment, Quest Diagnostic reports that fewer companies these days are testing their employees for THC, the chemical component in marijuana that delivers a high. Many employers have decided it’s most practical to stop testing for marijuana in most locations.

Set your business on the road to transparency

May 11, 2022
Being transparent means a more successful business. But what does it really look like? And where does it start? When inspecting your company’s transparency, it helps to go back to the beginning.

At happier.com, a fountain of peace

April 13, 2022
At a time when recent surveys show a majority of workers feel highly anxious, overwhelmed, stressed and burned out, many employers have begun offering wellness benefits for their workers. That’s why Nataly Kogan, co-founder of the website happier.com, is really, really happy.

Shake up the team and its results with sprints

April 13, 2022
The sprint process as it relates to business is just what it sounds like: a burst of intense activity for a short, set amount of time, typically about five days. A team is challenged to zero in on one big goal and move from idea to prototype to customer outreach within that tight window.

Set customers straight without hurting yourself

April 13, 2022
The consequences are really not that dire for salespeople who have to tell customers or prospects that they’re misinformed. But if you’re not careful, you can kill the sale. Let’s look at some tactics for setting customers straight about your own product or a competitor’s without casting yourself as the bad guy.

Time to update your email policy?

April 6, 2022
With the growing threat of ransomware, new regulations around privacy and the impact of improper disclosure of company-sensitive information through email, it might be time to have another look at your email policy. Here are some things the policy should cover.

Heed NLRA rules when discouraging unions

March 31, 2022
Organized labor is on a roll, with union elections making news everywhere from Amazon warehouses to John Deere factories to Starbucks coffee houses. The trend has employers wondering what they can do to thwart union organizing activities.