Category: HR Advisor

HR Advisor: October 2021

National Disability Employment Awareness Month October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Declared in 1988 by the United States Congress (though its roots go back to 1945 when Congress urged employment for WWII servicemembers with disabilities), NDEAM is a good occasion for us to celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities to workplaces and the […]

HR Advisor: September 2021

When You Need to Hire Workers, But Nobody Likes the Work Some jobs are just plain unpleasant. You know the type. Monotonous tasks that don’t end until it’s time to clock out. Dealing all day with customers who are unhappy, unappreciative, or rude. Fielding nonstop complaints. Hard labor. Outdoor work in extreme temperatures. You can […]

HR Advisor, August 2021

Employees Want More – Can You Offer It? It’s still too early to tell how great the “Great Resignation” will be-or if it even lives up to that description. True, lots of employees are considering changing jobs, but there’s a world of difference between thinking about quitting and actively hunting for a new opportunity. There’s […]

HR Advisor: July 2021

What Is HR Compliance? Running a business comes with no shortage of perks: the freedom to be your own boss, invest in an idea, steer its trajectory, and, with a little luck, create wealth. It has its challenges, too. Competition may be fierce. Demand for what you offer may be low. Costs may not be […]

HR Advisor: How to Help Employees Communicate More Effectively

In an ideal world, communication would be easy. We’d immediately know exactly what to say or write. Emails, Slack messages, and reply threads would practically write themselves. And there’d be no confusion about what anyone meant, ever. Of course, communication never works that way. We stare at the computer screen trying to decide how to […]

HR Advisor: Compliance for a Remote Workforce and What to do if an Employee is Diagnosed with COVID19

Four Steps to Take When an Employee Is Diagnosed with COVID-19 As COVID-19 infection rates continue to climb, it’s imperative that organizations respond quickly when an employee is diagnosed. Here are the steps employers should take: Notify Employees Employees should be notified of potential exposure in the workplace, but they should not be told who […]

HR Advisor: ADA, Voting Leave, FFCRA Rule Updates

Key Definitions to Help You Understand the ADA If you hadn’t engaged with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) before the pandemic, you probably have by now. The ADA comes up a lot these days, both with respect to confidentiality of medical information (like employee temperatures) as well as with reasonable accommodation for those who […]

HR Advisor: Reducing Stress and Handling Anonymous Reports

Six Tips for Managing Stress in the Workplace We’re all supposed to feel stress from time to time. It’s the way the body responds to demands and dangers. A stressful event triggers the release of hormones. These hormones, according to Psychology Today, “increase heartbeat and the circulation of blood to support quick action, mobilize fat […]

HR Advisor: Tips, Trends and HR Practices

Thank you for reading the HR Advisor Newsletter. In this month’s edition, we cover the importance of documenting all of your employment decisions, the types of harassment that can occur when people are working remotely, and considerations you should make before hiring unpaid interns. Don’t Forget to Document, Document, Document With all of the changes […]