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How Can You Safeguard Your Workplace Against Violence?

By Sharon Berglund | Bergland HR Consulting | July 25, 2019

(CNN) “DeWayne Craddock, a 15-year public works employee, stopped in the men’s bathroom to brush his teeth near the end of his shift, like he did every day. But by late afternoon, instead of going home, he plotted to carry out a massacre at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. The gunman, who had submitted his letter of resignation hours earlier, killed 12 people (11 co-workers and a contractor). Craddock died after a gun battle with officers. It was the deadliest massacre in the country this year.” As an HR Consultant...

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Hiring Mistakes and What to Do About Them

By Sharon Berglund | Bergland HR Consulting | January 28, 2019

Any leader that has hired more than ten people has made at least one hiring mistake. The problem is compounded in a small business because of the impact each employee has on your success. One of the most common concerns I hear from leaders is that the person they hired is technically sound but they just don’t fit in. Below is an example of a scenario that I’ve seen play out: You are the Owner/President of a small rapidly growing business and have been outsourcing payroll but decide it would...

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How to Navigate Workplace Relationships in the #MeToo Era: Practical Advice for Business Owners/Leaders

By Sharon Berglund | Bergland HR Consulting | November 1, 2018

Not since the days of the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings has there been so much talk about sexual assault and sexual harassment. Just about everyone has an opinion about the Christine Blasey Ford/Brent Kavanaugh hearings and Justice Kavanaugh’s recent confirmation into the Supreme Court. To complicate matters further, divisiveness in our Country is worse than it was in 1991 and opinions and arguments are publically displayed on social media. As a business leader, how do you monitor and navigate these discussions without alienating your employees? From my perspective as a...

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Growing Profitability for Your Business Through Employee Engagement

By Sharon Berglund | Bergland HR Consulting | August 6, 2018

If you own or manage a business it is no secret that there is a war for talent. With McDonalds paying upwards of $15 per hour for entry-level high school students it is a major challenge to recruit high quality employees. High employee engagement is the solution. While serving in my former role as the Chief Human Resources Officer for the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, engagement was my highest priority and I studied it extensively. This article will share some of my research with you and provide some...

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