Sollah Blog - 2021 Posts

Build On The Collective Effort - A Quick Tip
Dec 2021 9

Build On The Collective Effort - A Quick Tip

by Jon Grannis, 12 months ago

A company is like a beehive that depends upon the collective effort of all of its employees. It is critical that each employee understands their role and how it contributes to the success and growth of the company.

Honor Unique Contributions
Nov 2021 16

Honor Unique Contributions

by Jon Grannis, 12 months ago

The individual brilliance of an employee is not always realized until a group comes together to collaborate. Working with other employees on diverse teams helps each team member to tap into their creativity, often producing ground breaking products and services that could only be discovered through collaboration.

Acknowledge Vulnerabilities - A Quick Tip
Nov 2021 3

Acknowledge Vulnerabilities - A Quick Tip

by Jon Grannis, 13 months ago

When organizations undergo growth and change, such as becoming more diverse, it often challenges employees to grow in new ways. Just as the crab feels vulnerable when it changes shells, employees in this time of transition may feel particularly susceptible.

Sollah Interactive releases a comprehensive training program that addresses workplace cybersecurity
Oct 2021 26

Sollah Interactive releases a comprehensive training program that addresses workplace cybersecurity

by Jon Grannis, 13 months ago

Sollah Interactive, a premiere training content producer and curator, has announced the release of Avoiding the Scam! Understanding Your Role in Cybersecurity™ - a powerful, new tool in combating workplace cyber attacks.

Gauge Opportunities - A Quick Tip
Oct 2021 6

Gauge Opportunities - A Quick Tip

by Jon Grannis, 14 months ago

Like the surfer selecting the right wave, people encounter endless opportunities for growth and must decide whether the opportunity is worth the inherent risks involved. Some opportunities may involve moving to a new country, working with colleagues with different backgrounds, or taking on a new role.

Build a Foundation for Growth - A Quick Tip
Sep 2021 10

Build a Foundation for Growth - A Quick Tip

by Jon Grannis, 15 months ago

Oftentimes, behind the scenes tasks are overlooked as being nonessential; however, they are a vital component to the health and productivity of the team. It takes the combined efforts of many types of skills and talents on a team to create the shared successful fruits of their labor.

FAQ: The Hidden Impact of Harassment Claims
Sep 2021 1

FAQ: The Hidden Impact of Harassment Claims

by Jon Grannis, 15 months ago

In order to reduce harassment claims in your organization, employers should establish, distribute to all employees, and enforce a policy that prohibits inappropriate behavior (including harassment), and communicates a procedure for making complaints.

American Diversity: From Exclusion to Inclusion
Aug 2021 26

American Diversity: From Exclusion to Inclusion

by Jon Grannis, 15 months ago

So when and how did this focus on diversity and inclusion as business issues get started in the USA? Most people point to the mid-1960’s when the civil rights movement led to the passage of the anti-discrimination laws which ultimately changed American business practices. But...

Seek Transformation - A Quick Tip
Aug 2021 13

Seek Transformation - A Quick Tip

by Jon Grannis, 16 months ago

You may need to consider restructuring your team if you find that you have lost efficiency, passion or focus.

Leading with Integrity
Aug 2021 9

Leading with Integrity

by Jon Grannis, 16 months ago

When it comes to creating a culture of integrity, what your managers say isn’t nearly as influential as what they do.

Getting the biggest bang for your budget just got easier!
Jul 2021 29

Getting the biggest bang for your budget just got easier!

by Jon Grannis, 16 months ago

Get your team the training & support they need... to effectively succeed! All government entities get 20% off Sollah programs through 9/30/2021. The Sollah team is happy to announce our 2021 Semi-Annual Government Sale!

Bet you've heard this phrase lately...I'm Stressed!
Jul 2021 27

Bet you've heard this phrase lately...I'm Stressed!

by Jon Grannis, 16 months ago

Stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. It reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses. In simple terms, stress occurs when something is impacting us… mostly based on the fear of the unknown.

Now's the time to really listen to your employees.
Jul 2021 16

Now's the time to really listen to your employees.

by Jon Grannis, 16 months ago

Now's the time to really listen to your employees. Have you ever taken the time to really listen to your employees/staff? I mean really listen? If you have, you know that their feedback can be tough to swallow.

Driving organizational change on diversity dynamics is never easy!
Jul 2021 9

Driving organizational change on diversity dynamics is never easy!

by Jon Grannis, 17 months ago

We can all be super heroes... that's the truth! Whether it's helping a colleague on a failing project or being an ally in supporting our non-binary staff. That's the stuff of heroes.

There's been a sharp drop in male mentors... what are they afraid of?
Jul 2021 1

There's been a sharp drop in male mentors... what are they afraid of?

by Jon Grannis, 17 months ago

There's been a sharp drop in male mentors... what are they afraid of? Results from a recent LeanIn.org survey found that 60 percent of male managers are uncomfortable participating in a common work activity with a woman, such as mentoring, working alone, or socializing together.

Sollah releases new interactive tool for legal/illegal pre-employment questions!
Jun 2021 11

Sollah releases new interactive tool for legal/illegal pre-employment questions!

by Jon Grannis, 18 months ago

Asking the right questions is your single best way to get the right kinds of information during the interview... the kinds of information that will lead you to the best hiring decision.

Find the Missing Ingredient - A Quick Tip
Jun 2021 2

Find the Missing Ingredient - A Quick Tip

by Jon Grannis, 18 months ago

On the surface, a desert appears sparse and desolate. The harsh conditions do not seem conducive to growth. Yet, on the rare occasions that rain soaks the desert, it becomes a plethora of color and life - often overnight.

Overcome Obstacles - A Quick Tip
May 2021 24

Overcome Obstacles - A Quick Tip

by Jon Grannis, 2 years ago

Identifying your project’s sunlight (or energy source) is key to being able to find the way around obstructions in your path.

Sobering stats about mental health in today's workplace...
May 2021 10

Sobering stats about mental health in today's workplace...

by Jon Grannis, 2 years ago

COVID-19 has left it's mark in so many ways. It's hard to quantify the pain, grief, sadness and loss. But the impacts of this pandemic will be felt for a long time.

DEI’s Role To Support Employees Following Violence
Apr 2021 21

DEI’s Role To Support Employees Following Violence

by Jon Grannis, 2 years ago

Over the past several months, episodes of violence and the media storm that followed has left many employees in our diverse workforce coming to work feeling scared, stressed and fearful. The events are bringing up many conversations about unconscious bias and being respectful.

Be Open to How Work Gets Done
Apr 2021 9

Be Open to How Work Gets Done

by Jon Grannis, 2 years ago

Sled dogs such as huskies and malamutes are elite competitors. These dogs perform in harsh winter conditions, love working together as a team, and can travel as far as 100 miles a day. This intense effort requires racing sled dogs to consume 10,000 calories a day.

Move From Conflict to Growth - A Quick Tip
Mar 2021 19

Move From Conflict to Growth - A Quick Tip

by Jon Grannis, 2 years ago

If you have a conflict, reflect on the possible cause(s) and related areas of growth that will help to improve future communication.

Link Different Points of View - A Quick Tip
Feb 2021 12

Link Different Points of View - A Quick Tip

by Jon Grannis, 2 years ago

In the history of the US, the connection of the east and west coasts via the Transcontinental Railroad had a profound impact upon the country.

Do the Right Thing! Supporting Ethical Behavior in the Workplace
Feb 2021 9

Do the Right Thing! Supporting Ethical Behavior in the Workplace

by Jon Grannis, 2 years ago

Most of us take pride in having a strong moral compass. We do our best to take the high road when presented with a moral or ethical challenge.

Sollah Interactive Releases eLearning Course for Mandated Reporters of Child Abuse & Neglect
Jan 2021 13

Sollah Interactive Releases eLearning Course for Mandated Reporters of Child Abuse & Neglect

by Jon Grannis, 2 years ago

This interactive course provides an overview of the definitions, requirements, and protections of the CA Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) – legislation originally passed in 1980 – as it relates to corporate human resources professionals and to front line business supervisors.

Sollah Interactive Releases "My Story" (Racism is Real)
Jan 2021 11

Sollah Interactive Releases "My Story" (Racism is Real)

by Jon Grannis, 2 years ago

Racism and racial bias are real. They can be subtle. Or blatant. Either way, racism deeply impacts those who are the target of the racist act, statement, or attitude.

Are You Prepared for Unusual Interviewing Situations?
Jan 2021 9

Are You Prepared for Unusual Interviewing Situations?

by Jon Grannis, 2 years ago

Even with the best preparation, you still may encounter situations that go beyond normal. Maybe a candidate just can’t think of anything to say, or talks too much, or even has misrepresented his or her qualifications.

Sollah Interactive Releases New Program to Help Beat Workplace Racism
Jan 2021 5

Sollah Interactive Releases New Program to Help Beat Workplace Racism

by Jon Grannis, 2 years ago

ALL IN!™ Beating Racism in the Workplace presents “real world” workplace scenarios along with strategies for helping participants recognize and respond effectively when they encounter various diversity dynamics.

Sollah Interactive Announces Acquisition of Employee University’s 1 on 1™ Training Program
Jan 2021 4

Sollah Interactive Announces Acquisition of Employee University’s 1 on 1™ Training Program

by Jon Grannis, 2 years ago

Sollah Interactive Announces Acquisition of Employee University’s 1 on 1™: Informal Employee Performance Review Training Program.