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Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution

by Stephanie Ramsey

By Stephanie Ramsey; The Foresight Companies, LLC Many people believe that the funeral business work environment is something like the classic TV show The Brady Bunch. A mixed family that all got along and worked together in perfect harmony. Instead the reality is much more like the current show Modern Family— lots of sniping, gossiping, […]

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5 Generations in the workplace

5 Generations in the workplace

by Stephanie Ramsey

There is much talk through all US industries about the difficulties encountered in employing Millennials and Generation Z’s. It is perceived that they have a much different approach to the work environment than Generation X’s and Baby Boomers. Some businesses tend to attract and hire within just a couple generations. For example, Facebook and Google […]

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HR Reality Check

HR Reality Check

by Stephanie Ramsey

Scenario: Jackson-Smith Funeral Service, owned by Bill Smith Jr., is a three-location funeral business in the Midwest. Between the three locations, the business serves more than 350 families per year. Currently the business has five licensed funeral directors, three licensed embalmers and several funeral assistants, some of which are part-timers. All full-time employees are paid […]

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

by Stephanie Ramsey

A Conversation with Stephanie Ramsey By Jennifer Padilla Sexual harassment has been a problem that continues to plague workplaces across industries – and funeral homes are no exception. The #MeToo movement spiraled in late 2017 in an attempt to break the stigma and promote dialogue of unwelcome sexual behavior – with prominent men in entertainment, […]

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HR Reality Check – Yep, the Stories are True! HR Case Study #12

HR Reality Check – Yep, the Stories are True! HR Case Study #12

by Stephanie Ramsey

Scenario: Patterson-Mason Funeral Service is a multi-location business located in the northeastern United States. The business is owned by Frank Patterson and Adam Mason. Between the various locations, the business serves over 700 families annually and employs more than 20 staff members. The business has eight funeral directors, all of whom are identified as nonexempt […]

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