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HR Break Room

HR Break Room is a podcast from your friends working in human resources, dedicated to bringing you interesting break room conversations with experts on the hot topics of HR and HR Technology, one cup of coffee at a time. Hosted by Caleb Masters and Chelsea Justice, HR Break Room is designed to inspire you to harness the power of HR technology to empower your people and organization.
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Aug 29, 2017

Office drama can be an expensive distraction in your workforce. According to Cy Wakeman’s book No Ego, employees spend nearly three hours each workweek on drama, which costs organizations millions in lost time. Navigating especially toxic office dynamics can be a challenge, even for the best managers. How can HR assist leadership in creating policy that sets the foundation for a drama-free culture?

In today’s HR Break Room discussion with special guest Cy Wakeman, author of The New York Times’ best-seller The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace, you will learn:

  • how much workplace drama actually costs an organization
  • the five key sources of office drama
  • how company leadership and HR can work together to strategically minimize workplace drama

Learn more about surveying your employees with our "Drive Employees Performance with Surveys" infographic.

Aug 15, 2017

In the wake of a heated, post-election season, political conversations often seem inevitable. The strongest organizations are made up of diverse groups of people from many different walks of life. When those varying worldviews all come together to work under one roof, strong opinions and disagreements – especially related to politics – often can emerge.

In this episode of HR Break Room, SPHR, SHRM-SCP and Vice President of HR for Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge, Robin Schooling, joins Caleb and Chelsea to discuss:

  • how to identify and approach politically sensitive conversations or conflicts in the office
  • the role of HR in creating a culture that attracts diverse voices without breeding controversy
  • steps HR and front-line managers can take to create policies and attitudes that prevent these conflicts

Learn more about communicating your organization's policy by downloading our "Learning Management Systems: Fueling Employee Knowledge and Propelling Business Growth" white paper.

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