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Conducting a workplace investigation when an employee complains of discrimination, harassment or retaliation is important to identify and resolve issues within the company, transparency, and also to preserve certain legal defenses for an employer in the event of a lawsuit. Here are some mistakes companies frequently make when conducting an investigation:1. Not investigating because the employee

Is this Harassment?You have an employee who is multiracial (Asian, Black, and Pacific Islander). Some coworkers jokingly refer to the employee as a mutt. Other co-workers give the employee “compliments” by saying she looks exotic, like Moana and that she inherited the “best traits,” because she is strong (Pacific Islander), athletic (black) and smart/articulate (Asian).The employee

Have you ever felt the heat of a workplace dispute and watched the phrase “calm down” fan the flames? Conflict resolution specialist Carol Bowser joins us to unravel the complexities of emotional intelligence in such fiery situations. Our conversation uncovers why acknowledging emotions and involving individuals in the resolution process is key to maintaining harmony,

In today’s workplace, a remarkable shift is underway. For the first time in history, five distinct generations coexist in the professional environment, from the Traditionalists of the post-World War era to the up-and-coming Gen Z. This unprecedented diversity brings a wealth of perspectives and skills, but also unique challenges, especially when it comes to leadership,

 
Ever wondered how a team spanning from the silent stoicism of traditionalists to the digital fluency of Gen Z navigates the modern workplace’s evolving landscape? Our conversation with Dr. Katherine Jeffery, a generational researcher, peels back the layers of this multi-generational mosaic, revealing the challenges and opportunities of leading diverse age groups. 
With her

In the ever-evolving landscape of the modern workplace, the pursuit of professional excellence is no longer just about technical skills and knowledge. There’s a growing recognition of the vital role emotional intelligence (EI) plays in creating successful careers and positive work environments. 
In a recent enlightening episode of our podcast, we had the privilege of

 
Unlock the secrets to elevating your workplace experience with the wisdom of Michele Phillips from Key Performance in our latest podcast episode. Transform your professional life with the power of emotional intelligence as we unravel how self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management can drastically alter your corporate journey. You’re not just tuning into