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Five Essential Steps to Make Your D&I Efforts a Success

Posted By Editor, Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Amy Cappellanti-Wolf,  SVP and CHRO at Symantec, and HR West 2019 speaker, shares her thoughts on what it takes to implement effective inclusion initiatives across a global enterprise.

There is no doubt that the tech industry faces a serious gender imbalance. In her Rebooting Representation post last month, Cecily Joseph, Symantec’s VP of Corporate Responsibility, shared some numbers that help us understand the issue more clearly.

Read the full post on Next Concept HR Magazine.

 
 
Amy Cappelanti-Wolf will present, Rewards of a Diverse & Inclusive Workforce at HR West 2019
Monday, March 11th, 1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Register  #HRWest19

 

Tags:  diversity  HR West 2019  HR West Speaker  inclusion  workplace 

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Why I’m Thankful to Work in HR!

Posted By Editor, Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

By the Namely Team – Platinum Sponsor HR West 2019

The holiday season is a time for gratitude and reflection. As we celebrate Thanksgiving this year, we asked Namely’s community of HR professionals why they’re thankful to be a part of the field.

>> Read what these HR Pros had to say on Next Concept HR Magazine

~ Happy Thanksgiving! ~

Tags:  HR Management  HR West 2019  HR West Sponsor  Namely 

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5 Tips to Prevent Workplace Sexual Harassment

Posted By Editor, Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Miller Law Group*

Sexual harassment in the workplace can take a serious toll on the victims, and can throw a company into turmoil – especially when the harasser is a high-level employee such as a founder or CEO.  The latest in a string of high-profile examples is Harvey Weinstein, who founded and ran the entertainment company that fired him after allegations surfaced in the news that he sexually harassed female employees and other women in the film industry over decades.

Here are five steps your company can take to prevent and address sexual harassment in the workplace and the problems that stem from it. 

>> Read on Next Concept HR Magazine.

*Walter Stella, Partner, Miller Law Group will present: Gender Discrimination and Harassment In the #MeToo Era at the Next Concept HR Assocation California Legal & Legislative Conference, in San Francisco on December 6th 2018 at 3:15p.m. (the entire conference will take place from 8a.m. – to 4:30 p.m.). To register or for further information, please visit: NCHRA.org. Hear from a wide array of experts on topics relating to you and your responsibilities in HR at this end-of-the-year conference.

The California Legal & Legislative Conference will also take place on December 13th in Mountain View (same speaking agenda).

Tags:  California Legal & Legislative Conference  Workplace Sexual Harassment 

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The Key to Employee Engagement and Thriving Organizations

Posted By Editor, Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

By Sarah Deane

While we all know the importance of health and wellbeing, the topic of wellness at work is certainly gaining a renewed breath.  With the fact that “a productive, positive employee experience has emerged as the new contract between employer and employee,” organizations that want to thrive, need to look closely at just how well they are empowering their employees’ holistic wellness--physically, emotionally, and mentally.

The topic of wellbeing and its impact on engagement and performance has been a research topic for some time. However, it is becoming more and more prevalent, with the concentration on expanding the focus beyond gym passes, on site yoga, and healthy food options.

This broader look includes mental and emotional wellbeing and cultivating the skills that enable an organization to thrive such as stress management, resiliency, and building positive and productive response systems.


Benefits of Focusing on Broader Employee Wellness

>> Read the entire article here.

 

Tags:  corporate wellness  employee engagement  employee wellness 

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Thank God It's Monday!

Posted By Next Concept HR Magazine Editor, Thursday, November 1, 2018
Updated: Thursday, November 1, 2018

Contributed by Judy Dang, HR West 2019 Speaker

How many of us can't wait for the weekend?  When we can finally be freed from the shackles so we can do what we really want! Relax, go out, enjoy hobbies. Work is something unpleasant we have to do before we have fun, right?

Maybe not.

Finding Flow by renowned psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi questions that paradigm and offers strategies for turning that around. This book is a guide to finding joy through complete engagement with whatever we're doing.

What is Flow?

Csikszentmihalyi coined the term "flow" as a result of his research on optimal experience.

It describes the feeling of being fully alive, completely immersed in what we're doing. Athletes call it "being in the zone."

The Paradox of Work

Work is something most of us are glad to avoid if we can. We've been taught that work is something (usually unpleasant) we all have to do.

Yet Csikszentmihalyi's research found that: "the moments when a person is in a high-challenge, high-skill situation, accompanied by feelings of concentration, creativity, and satisfaction, were reported more often at work..." Work is where flow is likeliest to occur.

He cites a study that found 77% of American women and 84% of men say they would continue to work even if they inherited enough money to make work unnecessary.

At work we have clear aims and rules. It gives us immediate feedback through a job well done. Yet we've been trained to not enjoy it.

Strategies for More Flow at Work

You have more potential for feeling fully alive at work. How can you increase that potential?

Based on Csikszentmihalyi's concepts, here are three ways to increase flow at work:

  1. Get clear on what success means to you.
    For me, this means setting lots of small and big goals.
    For example, I set goals before going to networking events: Have 2-3 meaningful conversations. If I make those connections, the event was a success.
    The bonus is that having meaningful conversations is also a flow experience for me.

  2. Get relevant feedback.
    If you work for yourself, this can be especially challenging.
    Without coworkers, how do you process ideas with someone who can give you constructive feedback?
    We are social animals; we need and thrive on interactions with others.

    I've been fortunate to have an accountability buddy for the past 7 months.
    We talk by phone each Thursday for 30 minutes about anything and everything.
    We offer each other support, tough love, and a nonjudgmental place to test out wild ideas.
    Each Thursday is TGIT because I get to give and receive with someone who understands me and inspires me to do my best.

  3. Take on challenges that stretch your skills just a tad.
    "Flow tends to occur when a person's skills are fully involved in overcoming a challenge that is just about manageable."
    This means picking a challenge that is doable but not so easy that you get bored. Or too hard that you give up.

    A few years ago I took a graphic design class. I already knew a few concepts, so had enough basics to not feel totally lost.
    But the class was interesting enough that I found it fresh and exciting.
    We might not achieve flow experiences 100% of the time, but if there are more of them than not, we have a better chance of enjoying work every day.

    Check out Finding Flow for ways to change your relationship to work.



About Judy Dang
Based in San Francisco, Judy T. Dang is a productivity expert who works with clients to tackle physical and mental clutter so they can achieve their most meaningful goals.

Clients go from feeling stuck to moving forward. Find out why she enjoys being an introvert here!

Judy will present at HR West 2019.  March 11-13, 2019 in Oakland California.
To find out more and register for this important annual HR Industry Conference go to: http://www.hrwest.org
Please stay tuned for further details about Judy's session and HR West! 


 

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