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Politics in the Office

Posted on November 16th, 2020
Politics in the Office

With a national election coming up, political debate is at its peak. With so many opinions and strong attitudes what should be allowed in the workplace? HR consultant Laurie Huspen discusses setting parameters and establishing policies for employees. https://www.blogtalkradio.com/vrc_tabootopix/2020/10/14/politics-in-the-office-1


Taboo Topix Interactive Training

Posted on September 30th, 2020
Taboo Topix Interactive Training

Valuable Resource’s Taboo Topix live performance training has been utilized by many companies to provide harassment prevention training as well as addressing other key work place topics. The interactive training brings real office scenrios to life for all to see and learn from. With so many people working from home currently, learn how Taboo Topix… Read More »


Holding Everyone Accountable to HR Policies

Posted on August 29th, 2020
Holding Everyone Accountable to HR Policies

A set of good HR policies are essential to a well-run business. While there may be a need for occasional exceptions, adhering to the policies is critical. In this episode of Taboo Topix, HR Consultant and Trainer Laurie Huspen shares examples of how and why exceptions should be limited to create a fair, equitable and… Read More »


Are You Prepared for SB75?

Posted on August 15th, 2020
Are You Prepared for SB75?

Effective January 1, 2020, Illinois businesses are obligated to provide interactive harassment prevention training to employees. By July 1, they are required to report any incidents of harassment or discrimination reported by employees. HR consultant and training professional Laurie Huspen provides an overview of the requirements and discusses what businesses should be doing now. https://www.blogtalkradio.com/vrc_tabootopix/2020/06/26/are-you-prepared-for-sb75


Do’s and Don’ts of HR Policies

Posted on August 15th, 2020
Do’s and Don’ts of HR Policies

Every company needs HR policies but not every company creates them effectively. Join HR consultant Laurie Huspen as she discusses some of the Do’s and Dont’s for creating good policies for the workplace. https://www.blogtalkradio.com/vrc_tabootopix/2020/07/17/dos-and-donts-of-hr-policies


Handling HR Exceptions

Posted on August 15th, 2020
Handling HR Exceptions

HR consultant Laurie Huspen is an advocate of strong HR policies and a comprehensive employee handbook. When policies are enforced across all employees they are more effective. But occasionally, exceptions may need to be made. Join the conversation as she describes how and when exceptions should be considered. https://www.blogtalkradio.com/vrc_tabootopix/2020/08/11/handling-hr-exceptions


Challenges and Solutions for returning to work

Posted on June 13th, 2020
Challenges and Solutions for returning to work

For several months employers have been faced with the realization that when employees return to the workplace from the coronavirus pandemic shut-down, they will be coming back under new and very different conditions. That scenario now overlaps with a much greater call for all of us to address social injustice and address racism that has… Read More »


Empowering Your Workforce in Turbulent Times

Posted on June 13th, 2020
Empowering Your Workforce in Turbulent Times

For several months employers have been faced with the realization that when employees return to the workplace from the coronavirus pandemic shut-down, they will be coming back under new and very different conditions. That scenario now overlaps with a much greater call for all of us to address social injustice and address racism that has… Read More »


Do’s and Don’ts of HR Training

Posted on June 13th, 2020
Do’s and Don’ts of HR Training

Whether you place great value on HR training or just see it as something you have to do, getting it right is important. HR Consultant Laurie Huspen of Valuable Resources Co. shares her 20+ years’ experience by outlining the key things you should and should not do to maximize your investment in HR training. https://www.blogtalkradio.com/vrc_tabootopix/2020/05/22/dos-and-donts-of-hr-training


BEST PRACTICES AND POINTS TO PONDER FOR CREATING YOUR RETURN TO WORK PLAN

Posted on May 18th, 2020
BEST PRACTICES AND POINTS TO PONDER FOR CREATING YOUR RETURN TO WORK PLAN

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted many businesses across the country. We don’t have a reason why this pandemic started or how long COVID-19 will continue to affect organizations, but on the flipside, many employers are looking forward to having their employees return work and to open the facility. To prepare for reopening your facility and… Read More »


Employee Training Needs to Occur on a Regular Basis.

Posted on May 11th, 2020
Employee Training Needs to Occur on a Regular Basis.

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Recent Podcasts Offer Human Resources Guidance During COVID – 19 Pandemic

Posted on April 23rd, 2020
Recent Podcasts Offer Human Resources Guidance During COVID – 19 Pandemic

Hiring outside resources for your business

Posted on February 25th, 2021
Hiring outside resources for your business

As a small business owner, you need to evaluate how to best use your time. There are many functional needs like law, accounting, marketing and HR that require expertise but many businesses don’t need full-time employees for those services. HR consultant Laurie Huspen discusses how companies can utilize outside resources to assist, but warns against… Read More »


Ethics in Business

Posted on January 20th, 2021
Ethics in Business

When you are busy running a business it’s easy to want to deal with some issues quickly and not lose valuable time to dealing with complex issues. But in some cases that can lead to unethical practices that in the long run can hurt your business in multiple ways. HR consultant Laurie Huspen discusses certain… Read More »


What is the Outlook for Employee Benefits in the Near-term?

Posted on November 16th, 2020
What is the Outlook for Employee Benefits in the Near-term?

The workplace has undergone dramatic changes in the past year and it is forcing companies to rethink benefits packages. Many employees have not taken vacation time this year, physical and mental wellness calls for new focus and office perks have gone by the wayside without offices. Respected HR consultant Laurie Huspen discusses areas that HR… Read More »


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