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Going to Bat for Your Employees
Authored By: Emily Sternberg on 2/3/2016

Both of my sons are Little League baseball players. This year, they are on different teams, which got me thinking about the two teams and how differently they are coached. At the start of every inning, one coach yells “what is this inning good for… hits and runs!” Or, as the players take their places on the field the coach encourages them to play good “D.”

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Measuring the Effect of Training
Authored By: Emily Sternberg on 2/3/2016

How effective are your training programs? Do they result in greater productivity, fewer accidents, less expense, lower turnover, increased employee satisfaction or greater customer retention?  Do they change people’s attitudes? Do they lower your risk of lawsuits?

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The Seasons of Performance Management
Authored By: Emily Sternberg on 12/14/2015

In many regions of the country, folks are enjoying the changing of seasons. Cooler temperatures, colorful leaves (on trees or in piles on the ground), pumpkin carving, cider and donuts, early holiday music (if you’re into that), and other evidence of late autumn abound.

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Is Lack of Employee Engagement Costing You?
Authored By: Emily Sternberg on 11/15/2015

At a recent conference, the keynote speaker stated that employees are NOT an employer’s greatest asset. Imagine, a room full of human resources professionals who suddenly set down their iPhones, sit up a little straighter and pay attention to this statement!

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Reinventing Performance Management to Drive Business Performance
Authored By: Emily Sternberg on 11/10/2015

As the end of the year approaches, HR professionals begin to feel the year end crunch: benefit open enrollment, holiday party planning, and the dreaded performance review season.  

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Avoid Dress Code Discrimination Issues
Authored By: Emily Sternberg on 4/21/2015

This is the second of a two-part series of blogs regarding dress codes. Today’s post deals with discrimination, which can be a major item of consideration for many organizations. Here are some of the areas you want to think about when drafting your policy.

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Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for HR Professionals
Authored By: Emily Sternberg on 1/5/2015

As we look at the calendar and realize that another year has started, we may have made a New Year’s resolution or two, maybe to lose those extra few pounds or to try to get more organized.    Professionally, it’s time to turn over a new leaf as well. Companies are starting to execute new strategic plans and employees are excited to see what the New Year will bring.  With this, let’s review the top 5 New Year’s resolutions for HR professionals:

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Employee Bullies, Are They Protected Under the ADA?
Authored By: Emily Sternberg on 12/2/2014

Employers and HR Professionals face “difficult” employees all the time.   We know who they are, they are those employees who are considered intimidating, demeaning, or even threatening to co-workers.   

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