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Winter Weather is Coming!

November 12, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog



Brrrr! Who doesn't love a cup of hot chocolate and resting under a warm blanket? I know I do. The winter season is a cozy time of year, but preparation is the best way to stay safe and healthy during this cold season. Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous. The best way to get a head start for the winter season is to plan and be prepared. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests preparing your home with a back-up generator and needed supplies, and preparing your car with emergency supplies such as blankets, ...

Resilience: A Critical Key to Successful Leadership

November 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog



The world is changing. It’s always changing and that is the reason successful leaders have always had one thing in common: Resilience. Resilience allows you to quickly adapt to change by learning from and overcoming failure. What is resilience? Resilience is a mix between a character trait and a world view. As a world view resilience is defined by realistic optimism. People who hold this world view recognize the reality of obstacles, temporary setbacks, and bad news, but instead they face them head on with the optimism that they can learn from them ...

The Emotional Intelligence Traits Necessary for Business Success!

September 15, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog



Emotional intelligence has become a hot topic over the last decade, gracing the covers of almost every major publication in business and psychology alike.  It has long been understood that there was a “non-intellect” related component of intelligence.  This has been studied since as early as the 1940’s – and this component has been directly tied to success for almost as long.  Emotional intelligence is devoid of age restrictions, and can be high or low regardless of generation. What is Emotional Intelligence? As with many trending topics in business, we tend to discuss them ...

Are You an Effective Listener?

August 28, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog



Blogger and career coach Jan Johnston Osburn writes of the importance of listening, not just hearing. Our lives are such that we tend to ignore our surroundings or block out voices and sounds, until we consciously put effort in to give the sounds purposeful attention.   When we hear, we take in sound. But when we listen, we take meaning from what is being heard. We become mindful. Listen.org states that about 75% of the time, we are preoccupied when we should actually be listening. Osburn quotes Stephen Covey, as he says "Most people do not listen with the ...

The Five Key Qualities of Millennials in Leadership

August 11, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog



Despite the myths and stereotypes associated with Millennials, these tech-savvy leaders possess a hunger for success, strong resilience, intellectual curiosity, and the ability to be agile in an ever-changing and complex society.  They believe in true relationships and connecting with their colleagues on a personal level.  They look for companies with a clear purpose and vision, and have a strong appreciation for a company prioritizing its employees and the customer experience over profits.  Perhaps all generations could learn a little more from this special group in the workforce. It’s no secret that Millennials are one of the ...

Assess Your Risk of Heart Attack

June 12, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog



Heart attacks are becoming so common that now every 40 seconds someone in the United States suffers an attack! A heart attack is a temporary lack of oxygen to the heart muscle that is usually caused by a disruption in blood flow. As plaque builds up in arteries, blood clots can form and muscle damage or death can occur. To prevent this from happening to you or a loved one, it is important to use educational tools and stay engaged in your health. Common warning signs for heart attacks ...

Employment Law Wrap Up – A Review of 2016

January 09, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog



Last year was a busy year in the areas of Human Resources and Employment Law.  Here is a brief summary of some of the recent changes in both Ohio and Federal employment laws in 2016.   December 19, 2016: Governor Kasich signed a bill restricting Ohio’s municipalities from establishing minimum wage requirements that exceed the State’s minimum wage.  This is in direct response to the effort to raise Cleveland’s minimum wage to $15/hour, and similar efforts in other cities.  While this could be subject to legal challenge, ...

Leadership in a Multi-Generational Workplace

December 13, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized



Ten years ago Google was operating out of a garage, Apple was in economic peril, and the founder of Facebook was still in high school. What a difference a decade can make! There are five generations of people living in America today including the Traditionalists (pre-1945), Baby Boomers (1945-1964), Generation X (1965-1977), Generation Y (1978-1995), and Linksters (1996 – Present).   Four generations (Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y) are currently in the workplace, and the Linkster generation will enter the workplace in ten years. Workers born in different eras ...

OSHA Rule Regarding Post-Accident/Injury Drug Testing

December 07, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog



On May 12, 2016, OSHA published final rules that, in part, addressed retaliation against employees who report work-related injuries or illnesses.  Employers were initially concerned because of language in the preamble to the rule, which implied that mandatory post-accident/injury drug tests could be construed to violate the new anti-retaliation provisions.  A lawsuit was filed by several businesses in Texas seeking to block implementation of the rule.  The judge issued orders twice delaying the rule, pushing the original August effective date back to November, and then December 1, 2016.   On November 28, 2016, the ...

Change Management: Why do they resist?

December 06, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog



According to Peter Senge in his book, The Dance of Change, “most change initiatives fail”.  Two independent studies in the early 1990s, one published by Arthur D. Little and one by McKinsey & Co., found that out of the hundreds of corporate Total Quality Management (TQM) programs studied, about two thirds “grind to a halt because of their failure to produce hoped-for results.” Even without hearing the statistics, most of us know firsthand that change programs fail.  We have seen enough “flavor of the month” programs rolled out from top management to last a lifetime.  Therefore, how ...