How Can We Prevent Harassment In a Broken System?

30 years of sexual harassment and the system that continues to fail us It’s been more than 30 years since the United States first passed laws to help protect employees from sexual harassment. Strikingly, just as many people experience harassment today as they did back then (EEOC). Routinely, U.S. employers have provided training to educate…

Empower employees

Empower Your Employees to Build a Positive Organization

“It’s not the tools you have faith in—tools are just tools—they work or they don’t work. It’s the people you have faith in or not.” – Steve Jobs Over the last decade, organizations have discovered something crucial: empowering employees is critical to the organization. Companies like Disney and Google empower their employees to deliver exceptional…

utopian workplace

The Rise and Fall of a Utopian Workplace

I once had the pleasure of working in what you might call a utopian workplace. We were a mission-driven organization, disrupting a traditional marketplace with more efficient products.  We had a vision for the future that could improve the lives of millions of people. We were evangelical about our new approach. After many years of…

2020 labor trends we might see from 1920s

Roaring 20s Revisited: Predictions for 2020 Labor Trends

Rapid social and economic changes. Sizeable population increase of non-white, non-western European people. Women fighting for more power and opportunity. Technological advances that eliminate jobs and trigger a big focus on growth, but little focus on social impact. Sound familiar? These dynamics describe today’s environment, but they also describe the dynamics in the early 1920s.…

2020 Regulatory Predictions from #AlwaysLearning

2019 was a big year for HR departments. Workplace norms are changing and there were a number of new laws enacted that employers should be paying attention to. Legislators ramped up harassment training requirements, limited independent contractor classification characteristics, and extended family medical leave. At this rate, it’s safe to say we can see a…

anti-harassment, women on boards, consumer privacy laws

Recent Laws That We’re Thankful For

It’s almost Thanksgiving and we’re looking back at some of the game-changing laws that passed recently and for which we’re thankful. We’re not biased, but our home state of California blazed a trail in changing the game and raising the bar for improved, healthier workplaces. Whether improving corporate governance by mandating that public companies diversify…