Culture

OPPORTUNITY

A Poem By Stewart Levine, Esq.   Where is this going this virus thing Has us all reflect on all the bling What’s really important in  life What really protects from all the strife   What are lessons you can learn More important than what you earn Who are the guides that help you get […]

Emergency Coronavirus Bill Signed into Law

Legal Update on Coronavirus Guest Blog By Terin Cremer, Esq. On March 18, 2020 President Trump signed US House of Representatives’ Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201).   The bill applies to employers with fewer than 500 employees. The following is a summary of some of the highlights that will affect these employers: 12 weeks […]

Leading with T.R.U.S.T.

by Gerri Vereen Trust is like the air we breathe. When it’s present, nobody really notices. But when it’s absent, everybody notices. –Warren Buffet Among all the attributes of the greatest leaders of our time, one stands above the rest: They are all highly trusted. You can have a compelling vision, rock-solid strategy, excellent communication skills, […]

Reward and Recognition

In our work and research over the years, Key Associates has developed some best practices for designing and implementing reward and recognition (R&R) systems that work. Below are some ideas to help you be more effective and innovative in developing a R&R system: Organization-wide Reward & Recognition Be clear on the behaviors you are recognizing […]

Freedom of Speech at Work?

Despite what you may have read in the news lately in stories surrounding the election or NFL player protests, the First Amendment does not provide a private employee with the right to free speech or freedom of expression at work. Rather, the Constitution’s right to free speech only applies to the government’s attempts to restrict […]