Diversity Hires – Creating a Diverse Workplace

Workplace diversity should be a top priority for Hiring managers and HR departments. Diversity should not be a cut and dry matter of compliance, but a proactive and inclusive mindset and value of your company. Research has shown that diversity contributes to success in the workplace. For example, McKinsey & Co. 2018 research shows that racially diverse companies outperformed non-diverse companies by 35% and that gender-diverse companies were 21% more likely to experience above-average profits than companies lacking diversity.

Widen the scope; avoid focusing on diverse hiring for a single position, but rather focus on how to incorporate it into your company culture. Company diversity begins before the hiring process even starts. It takes a commitment and conscious effort to consider and implement a 360° approach to inclusive hiring. It is important for HR and management to understand their organization’s mission statement and core values and how diversity contributes to their overall success. 

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How to Properly Apologize to Coworkers

In the workplace, employees can have varying opinions and perceptions and expectations. On any given project or conversation clear communication is essential, however, this can easily be blurred. Misunderstandings do occur and without proper remedy, they can potentially lead to bigger problems and even legal claims.

SHRM columnist Jathan Janove explains that in his 25 years of experience as an Employment Attorney, he has found that apologizing can actually prevent most issues from escalating in the workplace. The key is how one apologizes. As a leader, you can teach your employees how to appropriately apologize by educating them on emotional intelligence.

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When An Employee Gives Notice

California is an at will employment state, meaning employers and employees can end employment at a moment’s notice. When it comes time for an employee to resign, it is usually a simple process in which the employee gives their notice with an end date.

But, what if you receive just a verbal resignation from an employee you clearly will not miss? Receiving this resignation can leave you jumping for joy, however, you’ll want to withhold from celebrating until you have received written confirmation with an agreed upon end date! Once a team member gives notice, it’s time to partner with HR so you can systematically navigate the resignation process to avoid any road bumps along the way.

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Special Invitation To Great Managers Lead!


Cindy has done it! She has put forth great effort to share with us something very valuable as well as unique to her years of experience, her first book Great Managers Lead, a guide to successfully inspire yourself and lead your team to cohesively accomplish goals and attain success:


“Today I’m happy to say that I finally did it! I took all of my successful coaching tips and created the book I have been talking about for years, Great Managers Lead.


For most of you who I have worked with over the years, you know my focus has always been finding your top talent or coaching you through career challenges.


The part of my job I love the most is getting the opportunity to connect with some of the brightest minds in business, build trusted relationships with leaders, and become a confidant and coach to many of the people I place.


This inspired me to write the book Great Managers Lead.


Many of you have turned to me to help take your careers to the next level.  Whether it be a challenge you have faced with an employee, the trajectory of your career, handling a difficult boss. I have taken these years of coaching and turned them into a helpful resource for you. Great Managers Lead is all about short, effective tips that beat the test of time. In these chapters you will find very straight forward advice that most of you can implement right away.


Each chapter is based on one piece of advice that I have seen work across career level, team size, and industry. Instead of focusing on nuts and bolts of management techniques, my tips are based on the one thing that separates good managers from great ones; Leadership.


It has been such a joy getting to know those of you I have had the pleasure to connect with over the last 30 years while perfecting my management and coaching techniques. Thank you all for allowing me to be a part of your success and sharing this exciting new step in my career with me!”


 – Cindy Fassler, CAC, CSP

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