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Are Your Employees Feeling the Love?

February 14, 2018

With Valentine’s Day and Employee Appreciation Day around the corner on March 2nd, it’s a good reminder to check in on your employee engagement. Not only is an engaged culture more fun to work in, creating a culture that embodies happiness and satisfaction just makes cents! (Pun-intended.)  Effective human capital practices...

Is Your Business Facing Serious People Problems?

July 18, 2016

Human Resources experts see obvious value in creating organizational cultures that attract and retain exceptional people, yet we find it’s not always easy to convince other business leaders to focus on culture. In fact, lots of times, when we talk about spending time or resources on improving culture, leaders...

The Multi-Generational Workforce: A Top Problem for CEO’s

June 8, 2016

One of the hottest topics right now I’m seeing with many of my clients is how to manage multi-generations in the workplace. It is the first time the workplace has seen so many generational “forces” all at once. Today’s workforce includes Pre-Boomers (Born 1925-1945), also known as The Silent...

M&A Integration: Communication as a Best Practice to Mitigate Attrition

May 25, 2016

Regardless of the nature of the transaction, during a merger or acquisition, all employees find themselves surrounded by change, impacting everything from organizational culture to the snacks in the kitchen.   From here it is an exercise in simple logic – with change, comes uncertainly – with uncertainty, comes attrition. ...

A Review of the Top Nonprofit Career Development Trends Today

May 20, 2016

Globally, the workforce is getting older while also getting younger, creating the perfect conditions for leadership challenges. And that means, no matter where an employee works around the globe today, they probably work for an organization struggling to retain its talent. According to Deloitte’s Human Capital Trends 2016 report, 28%...

How to Avoid Problems When an Employee Leaves Your Team

May 10, 2016

What we Learned from Live! with Kelly & Michael… On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, the television show, Live! with Kelly & Michael’s audience welcomed Kelly Ripa’s return to daytime television with a standing ovation. Kelly returned to the show after taking a few days off to celebrate her wedding anniversary...

How to Avoid Problems When You’ve Been Promoted Among Your Peers

May 2, 2016

A previous colleague reached out to me last week asking for advice. She had recently been promoted and now was in charge of her former peers and friends. She had worked at this company for several years and because of that, had built strong friendships with her team—both inside...

10 Best Practices for Spring Cleaning your HR Department

April 18, 2016

Spring has approached, which always seems like the time of year I like to get organized and get rid of unnecessary clutter.  It is also the perfect time for HR to do some of their own spring cleaning for better order in the workplace.  Typically it gets quite hectic...

Lessons from Leaders: Best Practices in Executing Corporate Growth Strategies

April 8, 2016

Organizational growth can be based on a number of different strategies, including growing capacity, expanding or changing customer base, or offering new or upgraded products or services.  Further, strategies may be executed using different tools, including organic or acquisition based growth.  Regardless of strategy, there are common lessons learned...

Transgender Equality Review – Is your Organization Prepared?

March 30, 2016

The Federal Government has spent a significant amount of time attempting to assure equality throughout the United States’ workforce. Whether it is ensuring the EEO statement includes gender identity, sexual preference or genetic information; ensuring there are not vast discrepancies between the salaries of men vs. women or based...

HIPAA Review: 4 Steps to Ensure Compliance as an Employer

March 10, 2016

We are hearing about changes to the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, which has been protecting patient and employee’s health information since it was passed in 1996.  Mostly these changes are affecting health-related organizations.  Now the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is moving forward...

The Do’s Vs. Don’ts to Remaining Professional on LinkedIn

March 9, 2016

Lately, it seems I cannot escape the fact that 2016 is a presidential election year—even on sites like LinkedIn.  I view LinkedIn as a business site for professional conversations and to share and read information which will improve one’s career.  When I am in a professional setting or “polite...

FMLA vs. Maternity Leave: Best Practices

February 26, 2016

Gain Higher Employee Engagement with Paid Family Leave Deciding between work and family should never be a concern an employee is required to make.  When our clients understand those values and implement programs to create a better work/life balance, we see time and time again higher employee engagement and...

How to Comply with the ADA: Best Practices for Employers

February 17, 2016

We have all heard about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). But one of the biggest questions I get from my clients is “how to comply with the regulations in order to avoid litigation?” Unfortunately, ADA continues to be a liability for employers with 15 or more employees because...

Have You Considered Telemedicine to Reduce Your Healthcare Costs?

February 15, 2016

With cold season in it’s prime, I’ve been working with many of my clients recently to find ways to reduce the impact on both the business and employees. Options that will decrease the need for employees to see their primary care physician for simple issues like sore throats, allergies, flu,...