Best of times? Worst of times? Check the data

September 2, 2016
Most people would say that the first step in solving a problem is to define the issues. Read More

Leadership develops within a team, not on its own

July 22, 2016
Hard to believe, after all these months, the potential political leadership options for our country are becoming formalized for a vote in November. Read More

Employee records are more than a walk in the park

May 20, 2016
It seems like employee record keeping is all about common sense, so what can you write that people need to hear or would find interesting? Read More

Effective performance: defining the ‘big picture’

February 5, 2016
A former partner sent me an article from The New York Times that discussed how social media is changing how employees feel about their jobs and their on-the-job practices, as well as addressing retention and other recruiting matters. Read More

Is human resources a sort of social barometer?

January 1, 2016
Recently, I received a video clip from a friend of a radio program produced by Paul Harvey, a well-known commentator in the ’70s and ’80s. Read More

Getting health care costs under control: First, admit we have a problem

November 27, 2015
It’s that time of year again when people go through open enrollment and supposedly make the wise benefit choices on health care that will protect them and their family for the coming year. Read More

Steps toward removing someone from the management team

July 10, 2015
Anyone who has worked in human resources for any period knows staffing issues come in all sorts of shapes and forms. Read More

Performance reviews: power tool or pain in the neck?

November 14, 2014
Now that we are close to the end of the year, people are thinking about budgets, bonuses and benefits elections. There is also the issue of assessing the performance of the organization. Read More

The American Dream — possible for everyone?

April 18, 2014
A number of topics have come together to help shape this article. Maybe the best place to start is by setting the stage about the concept of the American Dream. Read More