It’s Time for PTO for All

If the pandemic has taught us anything, we are all human and impacted by the same or similar life experiences (illness, death, caretakers of children or elderly parents, etc.). It’s time that we treat part-time employees as valued members of our organization and offer equitable paid time off benefits. For many employers, part-time employees make … Read more

Managing DEAI Fatigue

“We already focused on DEAI last year.” “Are we still talking about DEAI?” “I think we missed the window of opportunity to implement a DEAI strategy.” These and similar statements have come from our clients over Q1 and Q2 of this year. With news around large companies such as Amazon, Twitter, and Nike eliminating their … Read more

Remote Work Fueling Increased Workplace Harassment

A recent New York Times article identified an increase in workplace harassment over the pandemic. “What surprised many was the extent to which remote work made it easier for some employees to exert power over those who were comparatively vulnerable. That’s because the channels through which remote work occurs — text, phone, video — are … Read more

Push P.A.U.S.E.

We are all navigating new challenges, norms, personal struggles, changing expectations, critical social dialog, and the continued unknown. It is a valuable time for all of us to P.A.U.S.E.  Moving too fast forces us to make assumptions, leave our biases unchecked, or act in ways that negatively impact others. The problem is not that we … Read more

Introducing IDEAS

A new Compass course focused on helping organizations build and sustain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture. Our mission at Compass is creating work environments where people thrive. To live our mission, we developed a course called IDEAS to support organizations in becoming truly inclusive by prizing diversity, creating equity and accessibility, and sustaining positive … Read more

Can You Embrace the Lobster Within?

Do you seek out the uncomfortable or avoid it at all cost? Watch this short video clip where the wise Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski provides a different perspective on stress.  I want you to embrace the feeling of uncomfortableness. Embrace the butterflies, the sweaty palms, the self-doubt and force yourself to try something new, share your voice, … Read more

What’s on Your Bookcase?

I have a bookcase in my office with my favorite books of all time. I also have an office closet filled with additional copies of those books plus many more titles for a quick handoff to a friend, colleague, or coaching candidate. My bookcase houses a mix of fiction, nonfiction, religious texts, and business titles. … Read more

Assessments: Critical to Your People Strategy

Assessments offer unbiased, objective, data-driven metrics. When used properly and connected to other information collected through interviews or on-the-job performance, assessments can help form a comprehensive picture of an individual.  Evaluating individuals to determine abilities, role compatibility and team cohesiveness is a cornerstone of organizational success. Companies often think about assessing the capabilities of new … Read more