“The Choice is Clear” — A Lesson in Conflict Resolution

Posted by Sarah Williams on August 13, 2014 in Employee Relations, Progressive Discipline |
lesson on conflict resolution at work

It’s never easy for a manager to resolve conflict between employees. And we are often the most unprepared for handling it when we start out. Many managers never gain the skills needed to successfully manage and resolve conflict. Mike was one of those managers. Two of his employees, Kim and Tina, just could not seem to […]

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No More And Then! (A Lesson in Employee Relations)

Posted by Sarah Williams on July 9, 2014 in Employee Relations, Just Buzzing |
no more and then

I really try not to use my blog to air my personal gripes … I can’t remember the last time, if ever, that I have … So forgive me for this one … I’ve had the same living room furniture since like 2002. I decided it was time to upgrade! So I headed off to […]

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Should HR Be More Like “The Closer” or “Major Crimes”?

Posted by Sarah Williams on August 23, 2012 in Employee Relations, Hurt, Management Tips, Managing Workload |
major crimes

This week’s post are looking at HR lessons from tv police drama “The Closer.” Set in Los Angeles, the show follows the “Priority Homicide” division led by Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson as they investigate and solve high-profile homicide cases. Because of her ability to get confessions resulting in convictions, Brenda is known as “a […]

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HR Lessons from “The Closer” — Be Like Brenda

Posted by Sarah Williams on August 21, 2012 in Employee Relations, Pop Culture Stuff |
hr lessons from the closer - part 1

“The Closer” is a tv police drama centered around Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson and her team of detectives dealing with high-profile murder investigations for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Chief Johnson is originally from Atlanta and was trained by the CIA. She has a reputation of getting confessions from suspects that lead to […]

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Star Wars — Working for The Empire

Posted by Sarah Williams on July 19, 2012 in Employee Relations, Training & Development |
Jango  Fett

It’s not Darth Vader you need to fear. It’s the unknown faceless guy you never heard of. We all know the central characters of the Star Wars universe.  The stars – the A Players who stride across that universe’s story arc, rewriting history in the bright flashes of  exploding Tie Fighters and Jedi Lightsabers. Go […]

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