The Importance and Benefits of Active Listening

Have you ever worked for a manager who did not take the time to listen to you? Picture this, you walk into your manager’s office...

What Qualifies an Employee for the Professional Exemption?

This month we are discussing the Professional Exemption. This is perhaps the broadest exemption as it encompasses three groups: Learned Professionals, Creative Professionals, and Computer Professionals. To...

Creating an Emotionally Intelligent Organizational Culture

One of the most common calls we receive as Organizational Development Consultants is a request for support (often an immediate or urgent need) with an individual contributor,...

Focus on Retirement Plans – Audit Notice!

Both the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are actively auditing employer retirement plans to both protect workers and educate managers and...

Does Your Handbook State Your Intentions?

I have looked at enough public sector handbooks over the years to know that when creating a handbook we tend to take from other handbooks we have...