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Inspired Performance Organizations

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The 4 capabilities necessary to create a high performing organization in today’s disruptive and dynamic environment.

By Sandy Spataro, co-founder and Chief Excellence Officer of InspireCorps

The Story of Change

History has taught us that the only thing we can rely on is the consistency of change. In recent years, the pace of change is accelerating at an unprecedented rate, making it harder than ever to keep up. We are in what the World Business Forum calls the “Exponential Age.”

>> Read this article on the HR West Blog.

 

Tags:  company culture  effective leadership  employee communication  employee engagement  HR Leadership  human resources management  Human resources management. HR Leadership  Lead Change  leader effectiveness  management  workforce optimization 

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Is It Enough that Your Company Has an Open-Door Policy?

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Tuesday, February 27, 2018

By Dana Barbato, HR West 2018 Speaker ---

At almost every job I have ever had, I was told during orientation or in the handbook that HR (and in some cases, management) had an open-door policy. And yes, the policies that I wrote as an HR professional contained that verbiage as well. But what does it mean? 

It is time to ask ourselves if our open-door policies are enough to drive the type of change we need to see in our organizations?

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Tags:  communication  employee communication  employee engagement  hr leadership  HR West 2018  HR West speaker  leadership  management  open-door policies  workplace 

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Dear HR: Stop Waiting for an Invitation

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Friday, January 19, 2018
Updated: Friday, January 19, 2018

Contributed by Catherine Mattice Zundel, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP - HR West 2018 Speaker.
Now,
#HR has the power to really affect an organization’s bottom line. How? They influence the organizations biggest asset – employees.  That’s a pretty big deal.

Read why ...on the HR West Blog

Tags:  company culture  effective leadership  employee communication  employee engagement  employee management  Employee retention  HR Leadership  HR Management  leadership 

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Why Repetition is Key to Your HR Program’s Success

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

By Jennifer V. Miller – GuideSpark*

As an HR practitioner, you and your team work hard to deliver high-quality employee programs to your workforce. When the response to a new program is a tepid “meh,” it’s discouraging. You’re stymied—why the lackluster response?One reason program adoptions rates falter is that HR professionals mistakenly think a few announcements on the company website or a message attached to pay stubs will suffice. Today’s employee expects a more thoughtful experience in the workplace; one that mirrors how they experience marketing messages outside of work. >> Continue reading here.

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Tags:  employee communication  employee engagement  employee retention  HR engagement  HR Tech  HRTechXpo 

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Legalizing Marijuana: What's an Employer to do?

Posted By Editor, Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Contributed by Becky Barton

These days it’s difficult to avoid the election mania covered by the various media outlets. Given the major spotlight on the presidential race, you may not know that the potential decriminalization of marijuana will be on the ballot in several states.

California, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada will all weigh in on legalized marijuana for recreational use (also known as “adult use” and “non-medical use”) where it is currently approved for medical use only. Another 3 states (Arkansas, Florida, and North Dakota) will decide on the future of cannabis for medical use in their states.

Supporters of the ballot measures see this as a boon to the states’ economies via increased taxes and job growth for cannabusiness people. We have seen 25 states and the District of Columbia legalize marijuana in some fashion, making a continued trend of legalization highly likely.

So what does this mean for business owners and employers? Marijuana remains illegal under federal law and the state-by-state variations make this particularly confusing. For example, within the subset of those states approved for recreational use, the amount an individual can personally carry varies.  As an employer, particularly a multi-state employer, these variations can be an administrative and enforcement nightmare.

Or do they? After all, alcohol is a mind and behavior altering substance that’s been legal for over 80 years and we seem to manage that in the workplace, right? Wouldn’t this be treated similarly? Well, it depends. Many laws clearly state that employers don't have to accommodate medical marijuana use during work hours or on company property while other states require reasonable accommodations for workers with disabilities (specifically as it relates to drug testing and adverse action).

The key is to know what is required by the states in which you operate, create an employment policy that complies with state law and enforce it consistently amongst employees of similar work groups.

The Bottom Line: Work with an HR consultant or an employment law attorney to navigate these unchartered waters. They should be watching how these new laws are interpreted by the courts and have your back should your policy need updating.

 

Becky Barton is the founder of People415, a San Francisco-based Human Resource Consultancy Firm helping companies navigate every stage of their growth.

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