Robert Lentz

Email remains the primary place where business communication regularly goes haywire. Are you part of the problem?

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Town hall meetings become rote and boring because the presenters believe they are there to inform, instruct and then send people back to their desks. Too often people shuffle in, listen half-heartedly and shuffle out again knowing not much more than an hour before. Consider these tips before you stage another snore-fest.

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For the good of the company, a manager needs to spot them, recruit them and get the heck out of their way.

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The grocery giant recently suffered a pratfall many found funny—but it was a tough lesson for businesses in this age of ‘justice by social media.’

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Jay Forte, president of The Greatness Zone, LLC and author of Fire Up Your Employees, called attention during his February webinar to several culture mistakes your organization needs to avoid.

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“I have been a part of many information governance/records management horror stories,” says Braden Perry, litigation, regulatory and government investigations attorney with Kennyhertz Perry, LLC. We asked him for some warning signs that you’re not prepared for your system to be examined at close range.

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What if you made your organization’s mission statement into something more like a pre-game locker room speech?

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It turns out you don’t even need to get into scrapes with your co-workers to raise the tension level all around you. If you accumulate five points in one week using this scorecard, you may be on the road to becoming one of those employees people whisper about. If you rack up more than 10 … hoooo boy.

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Whenever employment tax specialist Mindy Mayo offers her latest webinar on expense reimbursements, we can expect a lively Q&A session, as the gray areas in the IRS’ expectations never stop coming. From recent sessions we’ve collected a handful of the most pertinent questions and Mindy’s responses to them.

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We all know that an employee handbook confined to paper form can be tedious and expensive to update, but the reasons to consider a switch to an electronic format go far beyond cost and time considerations. “I really can’t emphasize one thing enough,” employment law attorney Anniken Davenport told a webinar audience in January, “which is that a properly implemented electronic version will allow management to track which employee accessed which section of the handbook, and when.”

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