Dilemma of The Month: When HR And Department Heads Clash

I’m the HR manager for my company, and a director wanted to write up an employee for posting an article titled “Employees Don’t Leave Jobs, They Leave Managers” on her personal LinkedIn account. The director had already spoken with the employee and asked her to remove the article from LinkedIn, which she did. However, this doesn’t appear to be a violation of our organization’s social media policy. What should I do?

Nov 1, 2018 Suzanne Lucas

In the Cards

Gregory Perkins of African American Expressions grew a nationally-renowned card business from humble Sacramento roots

In 1991, Gregory Perkins was a Sacramento corrections officer struck by a calling to make a difference. He realized that most greeting cards lacked representation of the African American community. Perkins worked with his cousin, an artist, to develop three Afrocentric greeting card designs in an effort to create what he calls an “uplifting product that African Americans can take pride in.”

Oct 19, 2018 Eva Roethler

How to Have Hard Conversations in Family Business

Here are six tips to help family businesses have hard conversations in the workplace without taking things personally (although they can be applied to all types of businesses).

Oct 12, 2018 Kevin McCarthy

How Stroopwafels Helped Sacramento Legalize Food Bikes

Dutchman’s Stroopwafels may be the first business to cook on a bicycle in Sacramento, but local entrepreneurs have been finding creative ways to combine the area’s twin passions for cuisine and cycles for decades.

Oct 8, 2018 Jennifer Fergesen

Dilemma of the Month: Negative Feedback From Direct Reports

Recently, my boss held a meeting with my direct reports where they filled out a survey about my performance as their manager. When my boss shared the results with me, he disclosed that “someone” mentioned I wasn’t allowing my team to learn, but rather I was micromanaging them. In discussing my frustration with a peer, she expressed that he is not allowed to do this. Can you shed some light?

Oct 4, 2018 Suzanne Lucas