All posts by Walter Orechwa

What are the Stages of Team Development?

Teamwork promotes higher productivity and creativity, but achieving those goals requires team development. Team-building or team development is not a simple leadership skill because people can’t be ordered to feel comfortable with or trust each oth...

Positive Employee Relations, Team Building

What are the Steps for Implementing Employee Engagement Initiatives?

Effective employee engagement initiatives may address the organization’s culture, core values, employee opportunities for career growth, employee recognition and rewards, leadership transparency, participatory leadership decision-making, and more. ...

Disengaged Employees, Positive Employee Relations

What are the Challenges Unions Present to Human Resources?

When labor unions enter the picture, the challenges unions present for Human Resources management in any business will significantly increase. It's not just the extra tracking and reporting that accompanies unionization. It's the changes a labor unio...

Positive Employee Relations, Prevent Union Organizing

Stay Informed With This List of 10 Top Labor Relations Resources

Here are ten labor relations resources that can help you stay on top of current trends and events. They are packed with information about legal issues, current union activity, NLRB decisions, leadership issues, and so much more. The labor relations r...

Prevent Union Organizing, Union Avoidance Training

The Future Of Corporate Campaigns: What To Expect from Organized Labor in 2022

Following the adage of never letting a crisis go to waste, corporate campaigns by labor unions, groups associated with labor unions, and special interest groups are publicly calling out brands they believe are not socially responsible in some way....

Prevent Union Organizing, Union Avoidance Training

Strike Contingency Planning: Are You Prepared?

Say the word "strike," and what comes to mind? A good guess is "labor union." The assumption naturally follows that strike contingency planning is for union companies, while non-union companies only need to plan when a union organizing threat becomes...

Prevent Union Organizing, Union Campaign Communication

How Do I Hire a Labor Relations Consultant?

A labor relations consultant is a specialist in all areas regarding relations between company management and employees and can also work with management to protect the organization’s reputation during times of crisis. That is the simple description...


Labor Activity In Health Care Report: Five Surprising Findings

For over two decades, the IRI Consultants research team has evaluated the state of labor in the health care industry. Every six months, the Labor Activity in Health Care Report issues critical findings, guiding organizations on the best holistic stra...

Prevent Union Organizing

InHospitable: Corporate Reputation Management

The internal and external communication plans must be aligned in effective corporate reputation management. The last thing you want is conflicting messaging. The internal communication and public relations teams may have different audiences, and the ...

Authentic Leadership, Positive Employee Relations

How Does a Union Affect Employees and the Workplace?

Understanding how unions affect employees is the foundation of developing a strategy to stay union-free. With that in mind, the following are 12 critical impacts unions have on the workplace in general, employees and leadership. ...

Employer of Choice, Positive Employee Relations, Prevent Union Organizing

How Can My Leaders Plan More Effective Meetings?

Anyone who has ever attended business meetings has endured more than one that challenges patience and accomplishes very little. Sitting through a meeting that seems like a waste of time is a tedious event that harms leader-employee relations, product...

Authentic Leadership, Leadership Training

FAQs about Unions: A Round-Up Answering Common Questions

We've been asked many FAQs about unions over the years while offering many of the solutions to help organizations remain union-free. The last couple of years have seen significant changes in how unions organize as they also expanded the types of empl...

Positive Employee Relations, Prevent Union Organizing, Union Avoidance Training

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