Working From Home

Are We On the Cusp of a New “New Workplace”?

The Empty Downtown Within days, downtown offices in many cities around the world turned to ghost towns. Workers were asked to stay home to “flatten the curve.” Most service-oriented businesses, serving the downtown office crowd, were either ordered to close their doors, or voluntarily shut down because there’s no one to serve. Organizations that took …

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Role Clarity

Kn/a HR Consulting Case Study – The Importance Of Role Clarity

Often we get calls about organizations needing job descriptions.  Job descriptions are a useful tool, but are a means to an end, the end being a common understanding about roles and responsibilities and it all boils down to the importance of role clarity.  Job descriptions are documents that are important for many things, but the …

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JOB evaluation PLAN RENEWALS

Kna/HR Consulting Case Study – Job Evaluation Plans

During the 1990s and 2000s, many organizations developed job evaluation plans (JEP). Job evaluation plans determine what pay to assign to a position within an organization.  Job evaluation plans would rate the job’s responsibility, skill, working conditions, and effort. Once rated, the job would be assigned a numerical value. The job’s numerical value would then …

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Why Managers Should Provide Feedback In The Moment

Feedback is a powerful management tool.  It is a mechanism for change, and it helps employees develop and perform. This is why feedback should not be only an annual or semi-annual event at performance review meetings.  Employee feedback should be constant and in the moment.  Here are reasons why. Annual or Semi-Annual Reviews Should Be …

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When Do You Need An External Investigator?

Should You Choose an External Workplace Investigator?

Should you choose an external investigator? As an employer or manager, dealing with harassment complaints can be extremely difficult as you are dealing with typically a highly emotional situation that you may not be well versed in. Once presented with a complaint or aware of a situation, one of the early decisions for managers or the …

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Employee upset when facing workplace harrassment

Steps For an Employee to Take When Dealing With Workplace Harassment

The Steps For an Employee to Take if They Feel They Have Been Harassed As an employee, you are entitled to a safe workplace, one that is free of harassment.  Your employer is legally required to provide you with this safe and harassment-free workplace. If you feel you have been harassed at work, there are …

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4 Ways HR Can Support Workers Through COVID-19

Times are uncertain and change in the workplace is occurring at a rapid pace.  HR plays a role in supporting the organization, leaders, and workers as they work through COVID-19 social distancing while contributing to the workers being successful and productive – either as essential workers in high-risk situations or as non-essential workers who have …

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