August 11, 2017

MEDICAL MARIJUANA RULING IMPACTS HR | UNEMPLOYMENT 16-YEAR LOW | THE TOXIC WORKPLACE

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Major implications for medical marijuana … new unemployment lows mean even greater competition for employees … and, how to identify a toxic workplace, and what you can do to improve it.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND HR

A recent ruling on medical marijuana has important implications for HR. There are many forces driving the issue, including the huge revenues it creates for states.  You should know The Top 5 Emerging Medical Marijuana Trends, and you’ll find them in this article from Forbes.

UNEMPLOYMENT HITS 16-YEAR LOW

The Russia investigation may be capturing the headlines, but the economy is looking statistically better regarding jobs.  In July, the department of labor reported the lowest unemployment in 16 years.  Coupled with last week’s Gallup report that ‘good job’ employment (30 hours+) was at its highest level in recent history, and the workforce is experiencing much needed gains.

THE TOXIC WORKPLACE

A minority of employees report being ‘engaged’ in their employment. That’s a real problem for companies in this tight labor market.  But, what is worse are companies that are considered ‘toxic.’  Marcel Schwantes identifies 7 Traits of Highly Toxic Workplaces, and provides suggestions for improving them … along these lines, 91% of employees report their managers lack one critical communication skill.  Find out what it is, and how to improve it.

REAL PERSONAL PROGRESS

Want to make real progress toward your personal goals?  Benjamin Hardy provides insight into how you can get what you want in 60 days – no more excuses.

ONE WAY TO IMPROVE ENGAGEMENT?  IMPROVE YOUR MEETINGS … We leave you with a video that may look a little too familiar.  Are your company’s meetings anything like this?