Human Resources

Communicate Well and Avoid the Grapevine Effect

Communicate Well and Avoid the Grapevine Effect By: Amy DeBruyn, SHRM-CP (she/her), HR Consultant, Insight HRM I have no idea how many people I’ve interviewed during my time working in the HR field, but I do know – it’s a lot! One of my favorite questions to ask (and I ask it 100% of the…

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Retaliation is Still Number 1 on the EEOC’s List of Charges

  By: Nikki Thomsen, SHRM-SCP, SPHR (she/her), HR Consultant, Insight HRM Retaliation is Still Number 1 on the EEOC’s List of Charges   The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continues to report that Retaliation is still the number one charge, since roughly 2009, where it tied with Racial Discrimination, with last year’s total reaching 34,332…

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Diversity Calendars Support DEI Initiatives

By: Amy DeBruyn, SHRM-CP (she/her), HR Consultant, Insight HRM Diversity Calendars Support DEI Initiatives Would you like to support diversity and cultural competence within your organization but not sure where to start? Consider implementing a diversity calendar and making it part of your organization’s important dates announcements and celebrations. A diversity calendar is a useful…

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Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility

Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility By: Amy DeBruyn, SHRM-CP (she/her), HR Consultant, Insight HRM March 31st is International Transgender Day of Visibility.  Created by trans advocate, Rachel Crandall, in response to the overwhelming majority of media stories about transgender people being focused on discrimination and violence. Crandall hoped to create a day where people could…

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Mentors – Your Team Needs Them!

Mentors – Your Team Needs Them! By: Karen M. Belair, MSA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HR Consultant, Insight HRM Benefits: Why invest in mentors? Choosing mentors who know and understand your business offers unique investment into employee’s knowledge and experience. New employees need time to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to become a productive…

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Is Talent Acquisition and Retention Keeping You Up at Night?

Is Talent Acquisition and Retention Keeping You Up at Night? By: Karen M. Belair, MSA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HR Consultant, Insight HRM What are the issues that HR leaders just can’t shut down at night? It’s no secret that HR professionals take their work home…our brains keep on churning long after we leave the office. As…

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Honoring Equal Pay Champion, Esther Peterson

Honoring Equal Pay Champion, Esther Peterson By: Amy DeBruyn, SHRM-CP (she/her), HR Consultant, Insight HRM, LLC Esther Peterson, head of the Women’s Bureau under President John F. Kennedy and a champion of equal pay initiatives, spent years organizing and collecting data that would lead to the passing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963. In a…

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Recruiting and Selection in a Virtual World

Recruiting and Selection in a Virtual World This is an unusual market for attracting talent and filling positions.  The pandemic created a cycle of unemployment that continues to reward people to stay off of work.    It is a challenging time to fill open positions and even though there are many people seeking work, connecting with…

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Mental Health Resources for Employers

Mental Health Resources for Employers The pandemic has created a heightened awareness of mental health in the workplace.  Businesses require the foundation to lead, motivate and retain their team through COVID-19 and beyond; and, being intentional about the mental health needs of their employees is essential. Be sure to attend the Webinar “Key Human Resource…

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Employment Law Compliance in 2021

Employment Law Compliance in 2021 At the Federal level, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ramps up enforcement of COVID-19 workplace protocols with a National Emphasis Program (NEP) with focused inspections of employers.  At the state level, several states have increased efforts to address workplace safety violations.  In Michigan, over 200 organizations have been…

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