Turn Your Gold-Level Employees to Platinum –
January 20, 2015
Even your best performers can shine brighter. A top performance coach shares some tips for helping to boost high achievers to new levels of effectiveness.
Human Resources and Legal Affairs: The Power of Working Together –
December 19, 2014
When an association's human resources team and its attorneys work together, they can prevent an HR issue from blowing up into a serious legal problem. Here are the critical areas for collaboration.
Lessons Learned From Working With a PEO –
December 05, 2014
Nearly a year into a partnership with a professional employer organization, trade association InfoComm International shares its initial results, including both some pleasant surprises and some areas showing less benefit than hoped for.
Three Different Takes on the Virtual Office –
December 01, 2014
Moving to a completely virtual office can provide flexibility, dramatically cut costs, and improve efficiency and productivity for a small-staff organization. But managing a mobile workforce and maintaining team cohesion can be challenging. We explore three very different virtual office models.
A Strategic Way to Fill Talent and Resource Gaps at a Small-Staff Association –
November 24, 2014
Whenever an employee leaves, skills and talent go out the door. At a small-staff association, that loss can have a big impact. The Network Advertising Initiative recently conducted a skills-gap analysis and now better understands how its talent aligns with its mission and how it can be prepared if staff turnover occurs.
You Can't Ask That Question: DC "Bans the Box" in Recruitment and Hiring –
November 21, 2014
So-called ban-the-box laws strictly limit what employers may ask job applicants about past arrests. The District of Columbia is the latest jurisdiction to adopt such a measure, so DC-based associations will need to modify their recruitment and hiring procedures to ensure they comply.
Think There's Nothing Positive About Turnover? Think Again, Say These Experts –
November 04, 2014
There's no need for associations to get all worked up at the thought of employee turnover. Several experts explain some of the positive aspects that come along with replacing an outgoing staffer.
The Shifting Landscape of Workplace Harassment Cases –
October 28, 2014
Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the scope of employers' automatic liability for harassment by supervisors. But you still need to take steps to promote a harassment-free workplace and to ensure that your association can defend itself if litigation occurs.
Career Coach: Are You Really Connecting With People? –
September 29, 2014
Ann Ranson, career coach, trainer, and president of Bottom Line 3 Marketing, shares advice on the importance of in-person connections to boost your personal and professional goals.
Anti-Harassment Policies at Meetings: Why They're Necessary, and How to Create Effective Ones –
September 23, 2014
Adopting and implementing an anti-harassment policy for your meetings is a tangible way to demonstrate your commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all participants. Learn how to create one that works.