May HR Topic: Marijuana & Other Substances in the Workplace

Posted by Christy Putnam on April 25, 2019 at 9:22 AM

State versus federal, recreational versus medical, CBD versus THC. Since 1996, 33 states have approved medical marijuana/cannabis programs in some form, while 11 states have implemented recreational marijuana programs. Yes use of these substances is still considered a federal offense. So what does all of this mean for employers? If you're an employer asking this or one of many other related questions, we are here to help provide insight and guidance with our May HR theme: Marijuana & Other Substances in the Workplace.

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Topics: Human Resources, HR Policies, Company Culture

What impact can workplace culture have on your business?

Posted by Christy Putnam on March 27, 2018 at 4:28 PM

What kind of culture do you have?

If asked, how would you describe your workplace culture? If your employees were asked to describe it, what would they say? For the first time in history, five different generations are in the workforce at the same time. This historical situation brings cultural expectation challenges for human resources, as each generation has experienced different eras in time, world events, communication styles, and technology advancements. It is important to remember that generational context is about common experiences, and different people require different approaches.

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Topics: Human Capital Management, Human Resources, connections 2018, Company Culture

Effective Employee Onboarding

Posted by Christy Putnam on November 20, 2017 at 12:51 PM

You hire employees with the thought of them being a successful contributor to your organization. The first impressions your new hires walk away with will set the tone right out of the gate for building an effective team. Providing new employees with the tools and resources they need to be successful seems like an easy task, but more often than not it proves to be a daunting and time consuming process. Effective employee onboarding usually begins before a new hire starts and last through at least their first month of employment; most times even longer. Onboarding is not just filling out a bunch of forms. Rather, it's the opportunity to introduce a new team member to the culture, expectations, and values of the company. A formal, consistent, organized, and well-communicated onboarding program can help make this a positive experience for everyone involved.

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Topics: Human Resources, Company Culture

Facts You May Not Be Aware of in Your Workplace Culture

Posted by Christy Putnam on August 22, 2017 at 12:56 PM

When you are stressed, you eat ice cream, chocolate, and sweets. Do you know why? Because “stressed” spelled backwards is “desserts”.

Here are some other, more relevant facts about the culture of your workplace:

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Topics: Human Resources, Company Culture

Workplace Culture Can Have a Big Impact on Your Business!

Posted by Christy Putnam on August 14, 2017 at 1:48 PM

What kind of culture do you have?

If asked, how would you describe your workplace culture? If your employees were asked to describe it, what would they say? For the first time in history, five different generations are in the workforce at the same time. This historical situation brings cultural expectation challenges for human resources, as each generation has experienced different eras in time, world events, communication styles, and technology advancements. It is important to remember that generational context is about common experiences, and different people require different approaches.

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Topics: Human Capital Management, Human Resources, connections 2018, Company Culture

What is 'ESS' and how can it help my organization?

Posted by Christy Putnam on June 20, 2017 at 9:42 AM
Wikipedia’s definition of employee engagement reads as follows:

“Employee engagement is a property of the relationship between an organization and its employees. An 'engaged employee' is defined as one who is fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about their work and so takes positive action to further the organization's reputation and interests.”

Employee engagement is one of the biggest concerns and hurdles for HR and business leaders today. Many forward-thinking questions are being asked, such as:

  • How can we get our employees to give their best every day?
  • Are employees committed to the organization's mission, goals and, values?
  • What motivates my team and makes them want to be here?
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Topics: Human Capital Management, Human Resources, Company Culture

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