EP 36 - Tales from Around the Water Cooler with Carol Semrad

In this episode of “Tales from Around the Water Cooler,” Kristen sits down with Carol Semrad, principal of C. Semrad & Associates, where she provides human resources consulting for small- to medium-sized companies. Carol and Kristen discuss the importance of networking and developing relationships in the workplace, which today can be unpredictable and quickly change. They also talk about the challenges faced by employers and employees in rapidly growing businesses, and the responsibility of the employer to keep open communication with employees during transition. Maintaining relationships through the separation process, and making the separation a positive experience on both sides, is essential from both an HR and a legal standpoint. This episode concludes with a timely discussion of the impact of the #MeToo movement on business in general and HR consulting in particular.