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    Stumbling into Human Resources

    Posted by Steve Black on May 10, 2021 10:52:11 AM

    I stumbled into Human Resources. Prior to my Human Resources career, I had very little understanding of what “HR people” did. As the department of “NO,” I saw HR as a group of people isolated from core organizational goals. As a “siloed” department, I saw a group of people working hard to process paperwork, pacify disgruntled employees, and fix payroll and benefits mistakes. What a misunderstanding! 

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, HR, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management

    Announcing Our New Joint Venture with RiskVersity

    Posted by Doug Meyer on Apr 27, 2021 10:47:35 AM

    We are pleased to announce that we have formed a joint venture with RiskVersity effective April 2021.

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    Topics: Growing, Growth, Cincinnati, RiskVersity, CyberSure LLC

    Why Manufacturers Are Looking Forward to Growth

    Posted by Kevin Weckesser on Apr 20, 2021 11:12:49 AM

    As more Americans get vaccinations and an economic recovery is within sight, manufacturers can bring lessons learned during the pandemic to accelerate growth. However, a recent BDO USA, LLP poll found that manufacturers are split; some are in growth mode and are focusing on product or service innovation and tech investments, while others are looking to weather the rest of the economic downturn and restructure.

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    Topics: brixey and meyer, Update, BDO, Growth, Manufacturers

    Corrective Action That Works: Discipline vs. Performance Issues

    Posted by Steve Black on Apr 1, 2021 11:15:55 AM

    I believe that…

    · Employees are capable of excellence. 

    · Certain employee behaviors, which do not meet expectations can be improved upon by utilizing a SOLID corrective action process. 

    · Great leaders recognize individual genius in people, and they know how to ignite it! 

    · Great leaders must address poor behavior and performance at times to ignite this genius.

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, HR, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, Employee Retention, Corrective Action

    Corrective Action That Works: Every Situation Has A Context

    Posted by Steve Black on Mar 10, 2021 10:20:23 AM

    “Every coin has two sides.” Just like a coin, every adverse employee act has various corrective action options. Even though a set of black and white guidelines denoting specific actions for every situation would be nice, it is not that easy. Employee behaviors and performance are rarely identical, which requires managers to understand the broader reasons for corrective action. In the end, corrective action exists CORRECT behaviors and/or performance contrary to the organization’s purposes, plans, and outcomes. Managers must understand the context of a team-member’s situation to know how to best utilize corrective action. 

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, HR, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, Employee Retention, Corrective Action

    Corrective Action That Works

    Posted by Steve Black on Mar 4, 2021 9:14:26 AM

    It was a cold December morning. With coffee in hand and the radio blaring out weekend football scores, Sam headed to work. It was his third year as a manager. His division was neither under nor over-performing, but it was another average year of performance. Sam thought through his day and remembered that he was to meet with Henry, his supervisor, for his annual performance evaluation. Sam knew it would be another review filled with circled numbers, meaningless reflection, and wandering chatter. Little did he know that this would be his last day on the job. 

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, HR, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, Employee Retention, Corrective Action

    A Letter from Your Job Description: What Solid Job Descriptions Can Do for Your Organization

    Posted by Steve Black on Feb 18, 2021 10:47:10 AM

    Greetings! It’s me your Job Descriptions. A few months ago, my cousin sent you a letter. As you recall, his name is Employee Handbook. After speaking with him, it sounded like he was helpful. In fact, he encouraged me to write you a similar letter. Now, please do not take offense or ignore me. I know I am not the center of attention at strategic planning sessions nor do employees discuss me at happy hours. Just like my cousin, we tend to age with few revisions or little attention.   

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, HR, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, Employee Retention, Job Descriptions

    Announcing Our New Cincinnati Office Managing Shareholder

    Posted by Nicole Kelly on Dec 17, 2020 2:29:39 PM

    We are pleased to announce that Angela Wurtenberger has been promoted to the role of Cincinnati Office Managing Shareholder, effective January 1, 2021.

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    Topics: Accounting, cpa, Growing, Growth, Cincinnati, Angela Wurtenberger, Shareholder

    Announcing Weckesser As Our New President

    Posted by Nicole Kelly on Nov 10, 2020 9:36:01 AM

     

    We are pleased to announce that Kevin Weckesser has been promoted to the role of President, effective January 1, 2021.

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    Topics: Accounting, cpa, dayton, columbus, Growing, Growth, Cincinnati, Kevin Weckesser, President

    Cultural Killers

    Posted by Steve Black on Oct 8, 2020 3:45:22 PM

    He asked the typical candidate question. “Tell me about your company’s culture?” I asked him what he meant. He responded, “I don’t know. I’m just wondering what it’s like to work at your company?” 

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, HR, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, Employee Retention

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