Talking Politics in the Workplace: Addressing the Elephant (or Donkey) in the Room

Talking Politics in the Workplace: Addressing the Elephant (or Donkey) in the Room

With the upcoming 2018 Election Day on November 8, to say that this election cycle has been more politically charged than most is an understatement at best. So what happens when political discussions begin to (or maybe they already have) sneak into the workplace? Hopefully, nothing. Ideally the discussions remain just that—a civil discourse between employees, perhaps during their lunch hour.

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NorthCoast 99 Celebrates 20 Years of Roaring Workplaces

NorthCoast 99 Celebrates Roaring Workplaces

PICTURED: KELLY KEEFE, PRESIDENT, ERC


On the evening of September 18, ERC’s NorthCoast 99 program celebrated two decades of honoring best Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent. The 1920s-themed awards event drew nearly 900 guests to the Hilton Cleveland Downtown to recognize “Roaring Workplaces” for their exemplary human resource practices.

Roaring Workplaces

Early in the magical, Gatsby-inspired evening, the halls of the Hilton filled with post-Prohibition celebrants adorned in feathered headpieces, pearls, fedoras, and other festive period attire. Honorees, sponsors, and special guests mingled in dazzling reception spaces and playfully posed for photo booth pictures and roaming cameras.

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Artificial Intelligence: The HR Professional’s New HR Tech Obsession

Artificial Intelligence: The HR Professional’s New HR Tech Obsession

At this point, you may already be familiar with popular virtual assistant technologies such as Siri or Alexa. These Artificially Intelligent (AI) virtual assistants can do an array of tasks in an instant. Checking the weather, playing music, finding directions, and reading the news are all tasks that can be done simply by prompting the tabletop device in your home. Which brings the question, if these devices can help people every day in their homes, what are the ways they can bring AI into their workplace?

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Changes to Medical Marijuana Laws and What Employers are Doing About It

Changes to Medical Marijuana Laws and What Employers are Doing About It

Despite ongoing delays in getting Ohio’s medical marijuana program up and fully functioning, the question of what the introduction/implementation of medical marijuana laws in 26 states requires of employers has loomed large in HR departments across the country. ERC recently conducted a brief poll in order to get a pulse on what steps employers are really taking, or not taking, to adjust their organization’s drug policies under these laws.

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