Sears: How Not to Save A Sinking Ship

sears how not to save a sinking ship

Sears Canada is in court this week trying to get approval to suspend benefits for retirees. They’ve already eliminated severance packages for full time works and drastically slashed all kinds of employee perks and benefits. This is all in reaction to Sears’ slow stumble into the depths of bankruptcy and eventual closure. Sears Canada has […]

Progressive Discipline As Model for Honesty

progressive discipline as a model for honesty

Progressive discipline. You may not know the term but you know the system: three strikes and you’re out. The progressive discipline model, in which employees receive a series of documented warnings before penalties can be enacted against them, sets out clear guidelines for employees and supervisors for discipline, performance improvement and a paper trail for […]

Manterrupted: Workplace Dynamics in the Presidential Debate

manterrupted workplace dynamics in the presidential debate

I’ve talked about the content of Tuesday’s Presidential debate, but not about the tenor. Whatever your political alignment, you probably noticed something about the way that Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton interacted. While she calmly laid out her arguments, Trump repeatedly interrupted her trying to get off a good sound bite or three. Republican and […]

Human Resources in the Zombie Apocalypse

I know that it goes without saying but we are working and a living in a time that has never been experienced before. For HR and business leaders in particular, we are working hard to understand legal changes, draft policies, create forms and documentation and while talking to and communicating with our employees. Workology put together […]

Top 5 Sessions at #SHRM18 in Chicago

top five must-attend sessions at shrm18

Sign up to receive SHRM party alerts and announcements by texting ‘SHRM’ to 55678 Top 5 Sessions at #SHRM18 in Chicago This year’s SHRM Annual Conference has over 200 sessions and talks to choose from. That’s more than a little overwhelming but don’t worry, I’m here to help you separate the good from the great. […]

What to Do If You Have Been Unlawfully Fired

what to do if you have been unlawfully fired

If you think you have been fired unlawfully from your job anywhere in United States, you should enlist the help of National  Labor Relations Board, or NLRB, which is a federal agency vested with the power to take action against employers who have violated the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, or NLRA. There are […]