Logging onto LinkedIn these days can be as depressing as listening to the news. Each day, there seems to be yet another company announcing massive layoffs. We knew a lot of layoffs were occurring in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19 and it still seemed to hit more of the smaller companies and family-owned businesses… Continue reading Supporting Your Employees During Layoffs
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion…Starts with You
You’ve been hearing about it in the news and probably within your company…or maybe not. I once worked with an executive who called those terms “wall street fluff” and paid no heed to the need to incorporate them into the company in order to be successful. So, whether or not your company has embraced these… Continue reading Diversity, Equity and Inclusion…Starts with You
New Year – New Employment Laws!
As we all start to head back to work and focus on trying to remember to write “2023” instead of “2022” now, we also need to review changes to employment law that went into effect on January 1st. Each state will have their own listing of new laws on their Department of Labor website, but… Continue reading New Year – New Employment Laws!
There Are Times NOT To Market Your Organization
Anyone responsible for marketing will say, right off the bat, that I’m wrong. They will tell you that an organization should use every opportunity to market itself, especially if it can be done for free. The only way you grow and attract people is by letting them know you exist…right? Wrong. Trying to market yourself… Continue reading There Are Times NOT To Market Your Organization
Small Businesses NEED Small Perks – Because It DOES Matter
Having worked in the small business arena for so many years, I am accustomed to hearing the “we can’t afford that” or “only the big companies can offer benefits like that.” Sadly, the little things you can add to a benefits package really don’t cost all that much in the long run. Let’s start with… Continue reading Small Businesses NEED Small Perks – Because It DOES Matter
Employee Lawsuits Hit Small Businesses the Most
“We’re a small business…it would never happen to us.” “It hasn’t ever happened in the past so why worry about it happening now.” “Its not as big a deal as every makes it out to be.” Any of those comments sounds familiar? If you’ve worked in a start-up or small business setting, its probably something… Continue reading Employee Lawsuits Hit Small Businesses the Most
The Confusion Over What is a “Probationary Period”
So many candidates encounter the line: “You will be under probation for the first 90 days of your employment.” But, does the new employee or the employer REALLY know what that means? Let’s start with a little history… The “probationary period” was started as a way for employers to deal with Unions and their rules… Continue reading The Confusion Over What is a “Probationary Period”