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An Invitation to Empathy …one year later

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Updated: Friday, November 3, 2017

By Brett Culp – HR West 2018 Keynote

Last November, I sat in a living room with 10 people of diverse viewpoints sharing their hearts. They talked openly about their struggles and fears. Tricia and I were invited to facilitate the discussion, but we cried right along with them.

I wish you could have been there. My heart was filled with hope watching these people build connection with each other from love, even when they knew they didn’t agree on everything.

Healthy relationships and communities are built on speaking and listening well. I believe the events of the last year are an opportunity for all of us to do this together.  Right now, some of our deepest beliefs and anxieties are coming to the surface.

Whatever your opinions are, whomever you voted for, you have a choice:

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Tags:  empathy  Employee Engagement  Engagement  HR BLOG  HR leadership  HR Management  HR West 2018  Keynote  Leadership  listening. 

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Could the Law of Polarity Make Us More Compassionate?

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Monday, November 6, 2017
Updated: Friday, November 3, 2017

By Ann Tardy – HR West 2018 Keynote

The Law of Polarity states that everything has a polar opposite. In physics, polarity is a basic feature of the universe. Positive and negative forces are foundational to the structure of every atom.

If everything has a polar opposite, then perhaps…

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Tags:  Ann Tardy  Culture  effective leadership  HR West 2018  Keynote  Law of Polarity  Moxie. 

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Outsourcing HR Reaps Benefits for Small Business

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

REASONS TO OUTSOURCE HR SERVICES.  One of the primary focuses of outsourcing has always been HR department including payroll management, employees’ compensation assistance, recruitment and retention, benefits management, tax and compliance, time and labor, etc. Why is it a good choice for you? Well, there are many reasons you should opt for this solution.

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Learn more about Small Company HR at the NCHRA Small Company HR Conference!
October 19, 2017 – San Francisco California. #NCHRASmallHR

Tags:  HR consulting  small business  small business HR  Small Company HR 

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Are your Employees Stressed at Work? Make Sure PTO Policies Aren’t a Contributing Factor!

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Thursday, October 5, 2017
Updated: Thursday, October 5, 2017

Reasons for this stress included catching up on missed work and resolving major issues that occurred when employees were away. With that stress can come negative side effects like decreased productivity at work, lack of focus, irritability, depression and more. So, what can companies do to help? Review PTO policies to make sure they aren’t a contributing factor. 

Make sure employees are aware of the company’s policies regarding PTO and revise those policies to be employee-friendly. >> Read the article on the HR West Blog

Tags:  Employee retention  employee wellness  HR management  PTO 

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Simple ideas to help you reduce employee turnover and retain top talent!

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Employee turnover can be burdensome for companies to deal with. After all, you may invest a considerable amount of time and resources into the proper training of quality employees.

More than that, it can be time-consuming and costly to replace them. Even your great employees who are a true asset to your company may quit at some point.

You may think that they would leave for higher pay or improved benefits, but this is not always the case. Some employees leave because of the work environment, the type of work they are being asked to do and more.

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Tags:  Employee retention  hr leadership  hr management 

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