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  • What Does At-Will Employment Really Mean? February 7, 2019
    Throughout my HR career, I have advised managers and business owners on disciplinary matters for employees, as well as employee terminations.  One frustration that I’ve often seen from my clients is that I require a valid reason, as well as documentation, before I give the green light on any involuntary separation. “But this is an […]
  • Invest in a “Great First Day” Experience for New Hires January 31, 2019
    New employees are inundated with information on their first day at work.  Although they’re excited to learn about their new employer’s company and culture, as well as their job responsibilities, it easily can become information overload.  Typically, new team members must complete new hire paperwork, review an employee handbook, enroll in benefits, tour the office, […]
  • Handling Harassment Claims the Right Way January 15, 2019
    Harassment is one issue that can make employers very uncomfortable.  Nonetheless, it’s important to take every complaint seriously, rather than minimizing an employee’s concerns, or overreacting to an accusation. Have a policy in place. How can you handle harassment claims the right way?  You must have a policy in place and inform all employees what […]
  • Avoid These 6 Pitfalls to Make Better Decisions December 28, 2018
    We all want to make good decisions. Sound decisions generally improve our outcomes in life and at work. Information from recent studies can help us fine-tune this process, since there are some real pitfalls to navigate. Here’s a short list. Resulting – Former poker pro Annie Duke uses this term in her fantastic book, “Thinking […]
  • 2018 in Review: What Would You Change? December 13, 2018
    As you look back on 2018, what would you change?  Consider this question on both a personal and a professional level, and take a moment to write down at least three things for each.  We often say, “If I knew then what I know now…” – well, here’s your chance!  Do a mental review of […]
  • Remember Your “Why” December 7, 2018
    When I first started going to fitness boot camp in October 2016, the boot camp owner asked all of us new recruits to consider our “why” behind wanting to join the class.  Boot camp represents a sizable commitment of time, energy, and money, as well as a substantial physical and mental challenge.  It’s easy to […]
  • 10 Great Ways to Start Your New Year With a Bang November 30, 2018
    “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis You know what I love about the New Year?  I get yet another opportunity to do more, be more, live more, and love more.  I am blessed with an opportunity to do better and live differently.  Isn’t that awesome?  Some may scoff […]
  • Culture Shock: Create a Results-Focused Culture and Change Your Business November 14, 2018
    Creating a results-focused culture doesn’t mean you should begin by sourcing results-oriented candidates.  It should start with clearly defining the results you want, and then finding the right people to help you get there. To create a results-focused culture within your company, you will need buy-in and support from both managers and employees.  You may […]
  • Staff One HR Ranked #48 in Dallas 100 November 8, 2018
    Staff One HR, a Dallas-based HR managed services company, recently announced it has been named to this year’s Dallas 100™, ranked and organized by the Cox School’s Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship. “This year marks our 30th year in business, and we are proud to be ranked in the top 50 of the Dallas 100.  It means a lot […]
  • Navigate Change Through Emotional Intelligence November 7, 2018
    “The only thing that is constant is change.” – Heraclitus  Change is ever-present in our lives.  We are always growing and evolving, and our situations and circumstances change, sometimes in an instant.  Change can be frustrating, hard to understand, and difficult to embrace – especially at work. When processes, systems, or team structures change, how […]