Workplace Coach

Daily Archives: March 27, 2017

Question: I work for an Alaska Native corporation. My job involves interactions with employees from subsidiary companies. When their employees come to visit, I frequently hug them, and I’ve been called on the HR carpet for this. Since hugging is culturally appropriate, is HR out of line? Answer: Are you sure everyone you hug likes it? If not, and although I occasionally hug clients, I’d hate to defend you in court. Last… Read More