Maggie’s Story

I recently had the pleasure to meet a wonderful woman who has spent the majority of her career putting programs and processes in place in higher education that allowed women an equal opportunity education. What I love about her story is the fact that an unlikely hero made a decision to stand up for her, […]

Can sexual harassment really be stopped? (Spoiler alert……It can!)

Let’s rewind the career of Harvey Weinstein to the 1980s. Harvey and his brother, Bob, Weinstein were just beginning to make big strides with their company Miramax. At this point Harvey was afforded meetings young, early or pre-career actresses and movie business hopefuls. According to reports from past employees, Harvey became known for calling meetings in his […]

Hey CEO, are you confident in your harassment reporting process? #NoRetaliation

When asked about their current workplace investigation process, most CEOs will respond with, “HR has that under control.” To which I respond, “That’s good. When was the last time you talked with HR about it?” For those who responded that they have had a recent conversation, it generally went something like this: (CEO) “Hi, I […]

It’s HR Budget Planning Time!!!

Many of the HR professionals we talk to begin their budget planning for next year in September. And we want to help! We understand that projects such as budgeting, open enrollment, and performance reviews are time consuming. And the regular, everyday work performed by HR doesn’t stop when a project is due. Not to mention […]

Ford did their investigation, so what went wrong? Result: $10M Settlement.

When a company is in the news for paying out at large harassment discrimination settlement, the first thought is that they did not conduct an appropriate investigation. But that is not always the case. Last week the EEOC ended an investigation into claims of harassment by employees in two Ford facilities in the Chicago area. […]