Behind the Curtain of a Workplace Investigation

48%. Percentage of American adults who report experiencing abusive behavior at work. Join ESC and Rupp Baase as they take you behind the curtain of workplace investigations, before, during and after. Learn how these situations can impact your business.

Workers Accuse Google of Retaliation

In November 2018, Google Employees protested against pay inequity and nontransparent approaches to the topic of sexual harassment, among other things. These are hot button topics within employment and HR. Now several of these Google workers are claiming that they are being retaliated against by their employer.

Quiz Corner: Managing PTO Requests

An employee who has worked at my company for 90 days and is newly eligible for PTO asked for two weeks of time off next month for a vacation. He is still in training and that is a lot of time to miss. do I have to approve it because the PTO is available to him?

Change Management Panel June 2019

Many of the world’s most successful businesses are those that can quickly and effectively adapt to the rapidly changing business environment. Implementing meaningful and proactive change within an organization can feel like an uphill battle, making these changes stick can prove to be even more challenging. Businesses that resist change can quickly find themselves left behind as new competition, new trends, and new technology emerge in all industries. Please join our panel of Lean Six Sigma experts as we explore best practices in change management.

Additional Session for Change Management Panel Coming Soon

The panel discussion Meliora Consulting is co-hosting with Dopkins & Company on May 10 quickly reached maximum capacity. The subject is Change Management – how to execute lasting change within organizations. It touches on topics such as developing a culture of continuous improvement, using DMAIC methodology to drive change, and much more. Due to the high interest in this event a second session will be offered in late June.

DOL Proposes Amendment to Clarify Overtime Pay Calculations

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) generally requires overtime pay of at least 1 ½ times the regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week for non-exempt employees.  The Department of Labor (DOL) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the rules regarding how overtime is calculated, specifically related to what forms of “regular pay” employers include and exclude in the 1 ½ times calculation.

Change Management

Many of the world’s most successful businesses are those that can quickly and effectively adapt to the rapidly changing business environment. Implementing meaningful and proactive change within an organization can feel like an uphill battle, making these changes stick can prove to be even more challenging. Businesses that resist change can quickly find themselves left behind as new competition, new trends, and new technology emerge in all industries.

LSS Green Belt Classes for 2019

As the initial pillar of Six Sigma training, Green Belt offers students an introduction to the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) process, a systematic approach to drive sustainable change.  Featured topics include charter formation, process mapping, root cause analysis, solution selection techniques, and statistical analysis.  Students learn and apply key facilitation and improvement tools through interactive team-based exercises and traditional classroom sessions.  Taught by our Master Black Belts, the course features curriculum and exercises that are specifically tailored to fit student and client needs.

Toxic Behaviors in the Workplace

Caution:  Hazardous/Toxic Behaviors Ahead Individual personalities are a large part of the dynamic within a workplace.  Unfortunately, personalities may be hard to read during the interview process. Sometimes an individual’s true personality shines through after beginning work as an employee.  Research has shown that most hiring failures come from poor culture fit rather than a … Continued