Archive for the ‘Human Resources’ Category

Do I Have to Let that Dog in Here?

January 28th, 2016 service dog

A client walks into a community organization with a large dog. The dog doesn’t have a vest or badge identifying it as a service animal and the person is not blind. The organization has a clear sign prohibiting animals on the premises. The person states the dog is their service animal. What should the organization do? …continue reading the rest of Do I Have to Let that Dog in Here?

Stress and Abuse in Child Care

October 30th, 2015 172270537_cef84daa6e_z

A new story about abuse in child care centers pops up just about every day. And these stories span the country; from New York City (where a provider was caught on camera treating toddlers roughly at a Montessori school) to Albuquerque (where a longtime caregiver was caught shaking infants in her classroom). These videos are hard to watch and it’s very disheartening to see children …continue reading the rest of Stress and Abuse in Child Care

Possible Jail Time for Teachers that Didn’t Report Abuse

May 6th, 2013 abuse reporting

Did you know it’s against the law to not report child abuse? Three school administers in Tennessee learned this lesson the hard way and were arrested and indicted for failing to report abuse perpetrated by one child against others. They face a maximum penalty of up to one year in jail for not reporting the incident to proper …continue reading the rest of Possible Jail Time for Teachers that Didn’t Report Abuse

[Video] Rutger’s Coach Physically Abuses Student Athletes

April 3rd, 2013 mike rice yelling

Mike Rice, the men’s basketball coach at Rutgers University, was fired this morning after a video of him physically and verbally accosting student athletes went public. Throughout the 2.5 minute video we see the former coach grab, hit and assault players on multiple occasions. He even goes so far as throwing a basketball at the back of an athlete’s head during practice.

And the abuse didn’t stop there. Although the sound has been edited by ESPN, it’s clear that Mike Rice also enjoyed verbally abusing his team as well. On several instances he can be heard swearing at the players and showering them …continue reading the rest of [Video] Rutger’s Coach Physically Abuses Student Athletes

Your Odds of Dying At Work

January 23rd, 2013 age

Back in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics published the 2011 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries [PDF] which tabulates important data on every work-related fatality. NPR’s Planet Money published a nice graphic showing some of the country’s deadliest occupations. The list includes a lot of the dangerous occupations …continue reading the rest of Your Odds of Dying At Work

[Video] 3 Ways to Survive an Active Shooting

January 16th, 2013 Shooting the AR15

The odds of coming face-to-face with an active shooter are relatively slim, but with so many recent stories about heavily-armed people going on a rampage, it’s hard to not have at least a little hesitation in the back of your mind.

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, we shared some tips for how to respond to an active shooter. In that article, West Bend …continue reading the rest of [Video] 3 Ways to Survive an Active Shooting

4 Reputation-Busting Social Media Mishaps

December 7th, 2012 5153973729_68847e7efe

If you’ve ever emailed, texted, blogged, tweeted, Instagramed or Facebooked, there’s a very good chance you’ve posted or shared something you’ve regretted. Whether it was accidentally hitting Reply All, publishing a blog post riddled with typos, or inadvertently posting a private photo for the world to see… there has to be something you’ve done online that you deleted or modified as soon as the mistake became clear.

The fact is… we all make mistakes. The other fact is… we all have private …continue reading the rest of 4 Reputation-Busting Social Media Mishaps

Hero Delusions: Where Penn State Went Wrong

November 11th, 2011 3186695309_8abeb43de2_b

Almost 8 months ago I wrote an article about 3 trends in child abuse scandals. Regardless of whether abuse occurs at the hands of a childcare provider, a clergyperson, a swim coach, or a family member, I feel there are 3 very clear similarities. For starters, the victim is always trapped in …continue reading the rest of Hero Delusions: Where Penn State Went Wrong

Is Your Organization a Haven for Sex Offenders?

September 23rd, 2011 3372060864_2e4c319a04

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

In an era of heated political debates, finger pointing, and all-around disagreement and discontent, it’s rare to find something nearly everyone can agree on. Keeping registered sex offenders away from the vulnerable and defenseless, however, is something most folks agree on. Unfortunately, keeping registered sex offenders …continue reading the rest of Is Your Organization a Haven for Sex Offenders?

Face It: 75 Reasons You’re Getting Old

August 23rd, 2011 kage_san_radio

What do Frank Zappa, River Phoenix, Arthur Ashe, and Andre the Giant all have in common? They all died before this year’s class of incoming college freshmen were born. And can you believe that Ferris Bueller would now be old enough to be their father?

Times have changed dramatically in the last 18 years. Fortunately, some hard working people in Wisconsin provide the rest of us with a list to let us know just how …continue reading the rest of Face It: 75 Reasons You’re Getting Old