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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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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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Kn/a HR Case Study - Joint Union and Management Wage Study

Kn/a HR Case Study – Joint Union and Management Wage Study

Employers and employees (employee groups and/or unions) want to ensure that wages are fair. Fair can be defined a number of ways, most often fair means as the wages relate to the market. When we say a job is being paid fair in relation to market, we need to consider two parts – “who” and …

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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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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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