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Management Consulting and Training
Specializing in Human Resource Management

Proudly serving small businesses and not for profits for over 20 years

Many Human Resource Departments are moving away from a traditional, functional approach and engaging in strategic initiatives as true business partners.  In order to position Human Resources in this light, HR leaders are learning that a true transformation of the department's skill sets and practices are required.  Just The Basics, Inc. provides coaching and guidance in transforming traditional HRM practices to align with and support the organization's business imperatives.

Just The Basics® is a Management Consulting firm specializing in human resource management for small businesses and not for profit organizations.  The philosophy of Just The Basics is to make accessible to our clients the same level of Human Resource expertise available at larger firms.  Our mission is to improve the quality and productivity of the organization and to provide advisory services to the executive management team members.  For more information click here for our Contact form or call Dr. Linda Gravett directly at 513-753-8870.

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See our Calendar for upcoming events, e.g., Ohio SHRM HR Conference.

New In-house Workshop Available!  "Avoiding Violence During the Employee Termination Process."  This information-packed, half-day in-house workshop addresses 25 concrete, specific best practices for preventing violence during the termination process.  Click here to see the details.

Just The Basics offering new applicant interviewing coaching session for small business CEOs.  Click Coaching Services for details.

See Dr. Gravett's published article on the GovTalk blog.  Click here for details.

See Dr. Gravett's Learning Agility article in The CEO Magazine.  Click here for details.

Linda Gravett & Sheri Caldwell's Latest Book has been Released!

Dr. Linda Gravett and Dr. Sheri Caldwell are happy to announce the release of their second work together, Learning Agility:  The Impact on Recruitment and Retention.  The book is available right now at Palgrave MacMillan using this link: Palgrave MacMillan.

Dr. Gravett is featured in a recent article in Money magazine.

In an article by Daniel Bortz, "5 Best Career Moves to Make in Your 30s," in Section 3., Dr. Linda Gravett makes a unique recommendation.  Click here to read the article.

Dr. Linda Gravett is Featured in Women of Distinction Magazine

Linda has been selected as a Woman of Distinction by Women of Distinction Magazine based on her career and achievements.  You can read the article by clicking on this link: http://go.epublish4me.com/ebook/ebook?id=10086866#/28

Just a Couple Women Talkin' book review click here.

Dr. Gravett & Dr. Kucia's book, Leadership in Balance, published on April 9, 2014.

Click here to see the announcement of Dr. Linda Gravett and Dr. John Kucia's new book, Leadership in Balance, New Habits of the Mind.

Just The Basics wins award.  Click here for details.

Dr. Gravett on faculty of Public Sector Leadership Certificate Program

Dr. Gravett is on the faculty of the newly-created Public Sector Leadership Certificate Program at Xavier University in Cincinnati.  This new program launched in September 2013.  Linda's workshop topic is Labor Relations and Legal Issues.  For more information or to register, contact Sue Bensman at bensman@xavier.edu.

Dr. Gravett & Terri Bonar-Stewart’s book, Just a Couple Women Talkin'.

If you’re on the brink of jumping into entrepreneurship yet aren’t certain whether it’s the right move for you Just a Couple Women Talkin' - The Real Story of Being a Woman Entrepreneur can provide you with the real story of what it takes to be a woman entrepreneur.  The authors, Dr. Linda Gravett and Terri Bonar-Stewart, speak from 20+ years each of experience in starting and sustaining a business.  They’ll share the behind-the-scenes stories about running a business from a woman’s perspective, and they also provide a self-assessment that can help you decide whether entrepreneurship is truly for you.

Could you be an entrepreneur?  Click here to take our brief self-assessment.

 Click here to see the announcement and testimonials from readers.

Just a Couple of Women Talkin' - The Real Story of Being a Woman Entrepreneur is now available at Joseph Beth Booksellers Crestview and Rockwood Pavilion locationsClick here to visit Joseph Beth Booksellers web site.  You can also click this link to Amazon.com to review and purchase this book. 

New Research on Generational Differences

Would you like to participate in some original research on current generational differences?  If you are between 14 years old and 21 or if you supervise persons in this age group, click here for more information and a link to the survey.

Are You a Boomer Who Would Like to Share Some Thoughts About Today’s Workplace?

If you’re a Boomer (born between 1946 – 1964) and still in the workplace, we’d love for you to participate in a research study!

Dr. Gravett is collaborating with two colleagues, Dr. Tim McCarthy and Ms. Patricia Faust, to determine how today’s Boomers feel they’re accepted in today’s workplace.  If you’d like to participate in this short survey, please click here. You can remain anonymous, or if you’d like to leave your name and email address, Dr. Gravett will provide a one-hour complimentary coaching session as a thank you for completing the survey.

Organizational Best Practices Survey

Boomers are an important, still active component of today's workforce, with many years left to contribute to your organization's success.  Just The Basics, Inc. is conducting a best practices survey to explore how companies are approaching retention of this valuable resource.  Please click here to participate in this survey.  If you'd like a summary of the results, please complete the contact information section on the survey.  We appreciate your participation.

Using Your Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Gravett's research study and book, Using Your Emotional Intelligence to Develop Others, is summarized in her article in the Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management (CSHRM) e-newsletter.  Click here to see the newsletter and Dr. Gravett's article.