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Terminating a Well-Liked Employee

Eight years ago you hired an extremely talented, energetic individual who quickly became a source of enthusiasm and expertise in your workplace. A friend to everyone, this star employee excelled in their work, acing every performance review. Until recently. About six months ago, this individual developed a snooty attitude with management. Regular absences and

Terminating a Well-Liked Employee2017-10-30T12:07:23-07:00

Stay Interviews

Last month, we discussed the reasons for conducting exit interviews. When employees leave, the exit interview can help you understand why. You may not be able to convince the departing employee to stay, but you may be able to make improvements that help you retain others. In this article, we’re going to focus on

Stay Interviews2018-01-16T18:29:59-08:00

Hacks, Attacks, and Equifax: The Three Questions You Should Ask Before Looking Into Cyber Liability Insurance

It's time to have the talk. It's never a topic that anyone wants to bring up... I mean, let's face it, it's a little bit uncomfortable... but with the way things are in the world today, I think it's time we talk about it.  It's just unavoidable at this point.  So, here goes: How

Hacks, Attacks, and Equifax: The Three Questions You Should Ask Before Looking Into Cyber Liability Insurance2017-09-29T13:04:00-07:00

How Conducting Exit Interviews Can Help You Increase Retention

The exit interview is a conversation with a departing employee about their time at the company and the reason for their departure. It’s completely optional, but some employers conduct them to learn about workplace issues they may want to address. Exit interviews can shine a light on toxic management practices, hostile work environments, departmental

How Conducting Exit Interviews Can Help You Increase Retention2017-09-22T12:47:28-07:00

How to Get Results From Your Team Building Activities

At some point in your career, you’ve probably participated in team-building exercises that made you wonder, “What’s the point?” Maybe they were useless group activities that everyone mocked under their breath. Or maybe they were inconsequential events with colleagues that, while fun, didn’t change the way anyone interacted in the workplace. Team-building activities don’t

How to Get Results From Your Team Building Activities2017-09-15T12:25:53-07:00

Want Your Organization to Stand Above the Crowd? Create an Engaging Workplace!

Most employees are not engaged at work—70% according to Gallup. This is no new trend. The combined number of unengaged and actively disengaged employees remains high from year to year. Poor engagement results in less productivity, less creativity, higher absenteeism, and higher turnover. Employee engagement is basically a measure of your employees’ commitment to

Want Your Organization to Stand Above the Crowd? Create an Engaging Workplace!2017-09-05T12:19:28-07:00

Accommodating Pregnant Employees

Let’s imagine a situation. Wendy, who’s been on the job for only four months, informs her employer that she’s pregnant. She requests light duty and asks if temporary leave is an option. Instead of accommodating Wendy, the employer terminates her employment, explaining to her that her employment is at-will and that they don’t have

Accommodating Pregnant Employees2017-07-07T15:16:03-07:00

“Shed”-ing Light on Your BOP Coverage

When it comes to insurance, you never stop learning. Even the most grizzled vets don't know everything. Here at Whiteboard, it's our firm belief that continued education is imperative if we want to stay effective at our jobs, relevant to our clients, and innovative in our industry (Oh... and also it's mandatory if we want

“Shed”-ing Light on Your BOP Coverage2017-07-03T15:41:50-07:00

The Hottest Benefit of 2017?

Businesses looking to attract new employees must distinguish themselves from the competition, especially if they’re unable to pay salaries above the market value. Creative benefits often do the trick, particularly if they address specific needs. With more and more college graduates entering the workforce and more and more of them graduating with substantial debt,

The Hottest Benefit of 2017?2017-06-26T08:22:12-07:00