CEO of HireEducation – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Mark Phillips, Featured in American Express, How to Help Employees Manage Their Personal Problems During Work

Dallas, TX 12/17/2015

By Geoff Williams

Personal life is part of work. In fact, you may sometimes feel as if you’re managing your employees’ personal growth as much as you’re trying to grow your company. That is, of course, part of the reason companies form human resources departments.

If your employees’ personal strife annoys you, maybe the problem isn’t with them so much as it is with you, or at least how you think about them.

“We often confront these sorts of ‘intrusions,’ though they’re really not intrusions, they’re really just a part of a robust, lived life,” says Mark Phillips, who has eight employees and is founder and CEO of HireEducation, Inc., an education tech firm in Boulder, Colorado, and part of Sanford Rose Associates, a network of independently owned executive search firms.

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