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1 Reset Your Workplace Compass for the New Year SIHRMA JANUARY 2012

2 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 2 At the start of the New Year, it is not uncommon to question where we are going and how we are going to get there…to question not only aspects of our personal lives but also our work life.

3 So, where are you going at work and how are you going to get there? Let’s test your workplace compass and reset it if necessary to make sure you do not get lost.

4 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 4 Axis on the Workplace Compass NORTHEthics EAST WEST EAST WEST Passion Compassion Passion Compassion SOUTH SOUTH Legal Compliance Legal Compliance

5 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 5 North - Ethics ► Doing What is Right ► Consistency with Values and Beliefs ► Being Truthful ► Integrity – Keep Your Promises ► Taking Responsibility

6 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 6 “The tragedy of society is not the noisiness of the so-called bad people, but the appalling silence of the so-called good people.” Martin Luther King Jr.

7 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 7 Definition of Ethics A philosophical principle concerned with opinions about appropriate and inappropriate moral conduct or behavior by an individual or social group. SHRM Glossary

8 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 8 Everyday Ethics: Self-Test ► Did I follow the rules? ► Did I do more good than harm today? ► Did I treat people with dignity and respect today? ► Was I honest, fair, and just today? ► Was my organization better because I was in it and was I better because I was in my organization?

9 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 9 “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil so for good men [and women] to do nothing.” Edmund Burke “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil so for good men [and women] to do nothing.” Edmund Burke

10 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 10 South – Legal Compliance Playing by the rules ► Constitution – Federal and State ► Laws – Federal, State, Local, Industry ► Regulations – Federal, State, Local, Industry ► Company Policies and Procedures ► Other

11 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 11 Legal Compliance and HR Law ► Personnel Policies and Procedures ► Title VII & WLAD & Local Anti-Discrimination Laws ► Wage and Hour Laws ► Immigration ► OSHA/WISHA ► Privacy and Confidentiality ► Leave of Absences - FMLA ► Labor Law ► Recordkeeping ► COBRA ► Sarbanes Oxley ► Etc……..

12 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 12 What are your legal compliance responsibilities at work?

13 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 13 Remember: ► Ignorance of the law is not a legitimate excuse for noncompliance ► Comply with not only the actual words of the law or regulation but also the spirit of the law or regulation

14 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 14 East - Passion More grim statistics for you and your organization More grim statistics for you and your organization  16% are actively disengaged at work  55% of those working are not engaged at work  29% are engaged at work Gallup Poll Gallup Poll

15 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 15 East - Passion Passion is not something one learns, it is innate. Everybody has passion but not everybody’s work is their passion. Passion is the energy that comes from bringing more of YOU into what you do. Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst

16 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 16 Ask Yourself? ► Are you a “TGIM” or “TGIF” worker? ► Would you do the work even if you did not get paid for it? ► Are you are focused on mastering your work, not the outcome? ► Are you are transformed into a better person as you do the work? ► Do your workdays and workweeks “fly by”? ► Are you are paid to be who you are not someone they want you to be? ► Are you are concerned about how you look in the eyes of others?

17 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 17 Ask Yourself? ► Is making money or making a difference your work life priority? ► Do you take shortcuts to achieve your objectives? ► Do you sacrifice your needs for other needs? ► Do you agree to work that is destructive to your emotional and physical health? ► Are you are focused on the process and not the end result? ► Does work “energize” or “drain” you at the end of the workday/workweek?

18 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 18 Does This Describe You? Martin Luther King Jr.,, once said "If a man is called to be a street-sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street-sweeper who did his job well.'" Martin Luther King Jr.,, once said "If a man is called to be a street-sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street-sweeper who did his job well.'"

19 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 19 West - Compassion ► Care About Others’ Well Being ► Practice Civility ► Know Forgiveness ► Remember to be Grateful ► Act with Kindness ► More In Person Contact, Less

20 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 20 Remember the “Magic Words” ► “Please” and ► “You Are Welcome” ► And mean them….when you say them… “People will forget what you said, people forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

21 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 21 Humor and Fun Are Important Too “A sense of humor is a part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, and getting things done.” Dwight D. Eisenhower “Work Should be Adult’s Play” Kimberly K. Geariety

22 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 22 Leadership “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right thing.” Peter F. Drucker “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right thing.” Peter F. Drucker “In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” Harry S. Truman “In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” Harry S. Truman

23 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 23 Disturbing Workplace Statistics ► 2 in 5 bosses do not keep their word ► 2 in 5 bosses fail to give credit when due ► 31 percent said bosses gave them “silent treatment” last year ► 27 percent said bosses made negative comments about their subordinates and others at the company Florida State University College of Business Survey Florida State University College of Business Survey The Leadership Quarterly (published Fall 2007) The Leadership Quarterly (published Fall 2007)

24 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 24 Leadership Guidelines for HR ► Be fair and compassionate ► Be professional and accountable ► Implement and promote HR best practices ► Know and follow the rules of your organization – the laws, the regulations, the policies ► Be courageous ► Know your own personal bottom line and be willing to pay the price if necessary in order to stay true to yourself

25 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 25 SHRM Code of Ethical and Professional Standards in HR Management ► Professional Responsibility ► Professional Development ► Ethical Leadership ► Fairness and Justice ► Conflict of Interest ► Use of Information

26 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 26 A Plan of Action for 2012 ► One individual and one small step at a time can and will make a difference. ► What will you do at work to reset and follow your workplace compass… Tomorrow? Next Week? Next Month? By Year End? ► Take a minute to make some notes

27 4/10/2015Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney and SPHR 27 Final Words of Wisdom… ► “Those that say it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.” Chinese Proverb ► “The way to happiness. Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.” Norman Vincent Peale

28 May your 2012 be successful and rewarding!


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