Case Study - Policy Review

Kn/a HR Case Study – Policy Review

The best-written human resource management (HRM) policy doesn’t do an organization any good if it just sits in a dusty binder on a shelf.  HRM policies need guide the organization by supporting their mission, values, strategic direction, and operations. They also need to be kept up to date and should reflect changes in: Legislation Employee …

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Employee Recognition That's Not Costly

Employee Recognition That’s Not Costly

Employee recognition is the practice of expressing thankfulness to staff for excellent performance. The goal of employee recognition is to encourage and reinforce productive performance. Which, in turn, increases business productivity and performance. Often, leaders and employers don’t provide as much as workers would like. This is because employers and leaders often feel the recognition …

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A Change in Pronouns and Gender Identity

Today’s blog, by Leah Knibbs, is about pronouns and gender identity.  One of the cool things about being in a profession for a long time is the changes you see over time. Sometimes these changes are hard-fought and contentious to adapt. Sometimes after the hard-fought change, many little changes occur. These little changes solidify our …

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Organizational Review or Design

Case Study – Organizational Review or Design

Organizational Structure Organizations often wonder if their structure is right for the work of the organization.  The organizational structure must support how you want to do business. Not only does the structure need to be right for the work, but also the culture and achieving the strategic direction.  Organizations will ask Kn/a HR to review …

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Respectful Workplace Policy – Now is the Time to Get One!

If you don’t already have a Respectful Workplace Policy … now is the time to implement one. The world is changing.  Showing respect, patience and understanding for others is more important now, than ever before.  The pandemic has challenged us in ways many generations have never been challenged before.  For example, we have all seen …

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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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