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By Jaime Johns I spent a decade working as a loss prevention manager for a large North American retailer. My experiences in that role demonstrated to me that the idea that workplace violence doesn’t happen is—unfortunately—not true. As the recent events at the YouTube headquarters indicate, employers never truly know how an employee is handling…

By Laura Doehle People are nervous about artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robots and the impact these technological advances will have on jobs. In articles I read and at conferences attended, I hear a repetitive scare story that the need for people in the workplace will be gone. As a recent article published by Harvard…

By Jaime Johns During a webinar not long ago, members of our team heard an attorney refer to HR professionals as “Nervous Nellies”. We’ve all heard that phrase before, so it wasn’t a shock. A Nervous Nelly is defined as, “a person whose personality and usual behavior are characterized by worry, insecurity, and timidity. That…

By Jennifer Olsen A few weeks after the New Year, my family and I traveled to Southeast Asia. It was the first time I’ve traveled to Southeast Asia and the first time I’ve never cracked open my laptop during a vacation. Resisting the temptation each time workaholism threatened to strike helped clear my mind to…

By Jennifer Olsen and Laura Doehle Being asked to join a board of directors is an honor and it’s an exciting opportunity. As you prepare to contribute to your community and seek new professional development opportunities, you want to consider your options carefully. We’ve worked together to create a list of ten questions (five in…

By Jennifer Olsen and Laura Doehle Being asked to join a board of directors is an exciting opportunity. It means you want to contribute to your community and seek new professional development opportunities. Having served on multiple boards we know just how gratifying the experience can be. We also know that going into the experience…

By Jennifer Olsen In the past few months there have been too many news stories to count regarding sexual harassment. A reporter from KING 5 News contacted Resourceful HR to ask if our clients had been experiencing an increase in harassment claims. We were happy to say that hadn’t been the case. To prevent sexual…

By Kris Williams Competitive atmosphere. Community of collaborators. Ability to set strong strategy. Ability to connect. When you read these words, do some resonate more than others? If the answer to that question is yes, you’re not alone. Those phrases represent some typical examples of masculine and feminine-coded words—the first and third examples use masculine-coded…

  By Jennifer Olsen In mid-2016 Washington State’s Department of Commerce, with the support of Governor Jay Inslee, commissioned a study to understand the opportunity to grow and support the life science and global health industry in the state. As part of this work, the state partnered with TEConomy, a national firm recognized in advancing…