Types: Blog

Young woman wearing volunteer uniform working at home at her laptop
March 16, 2022

Virtual Volunteering: A New Trend in Recruiting and Retaining Employees

Employers are facing many challenges well into 2022. One of these has been dubbed the Great Resignation. Employees are resigning from their jobs at an alarming rate, forcing employers to re-prioritize their recruitment and retention strategies. It’s important to understand why employees are resigning to determine the best strategies to keep your business from losing [...]
Woman having online business conference or video call staff meeting
January 12, 2022

Remote and Hybrid Workplace Mistakes to Avoid

Before COVID-19, only 33% of companies managed a remote team.[1] However, as many businesses have experienced, working remote, or creating a hybrid workplace, has become the “new normal.” In a May 2021 Remote Work and Compensation Pulse Survey,[2] 48% of employees reported a desire to be fully remote and 44% reported a desire for a [...]
Young, female employee shares feedback with her manager
November 19, 2021

Receiving Feedback as a Leader and Setting the Example

Part of being a successful leader is knowing how to give and take feedback. Receiving honest, constructive feedback from your employees will help build and maintain trust and ensure your employees feel valued. So much so that leaders that asked for feedback were rated at the 86th percentile in overall leadership effectiveness.[1] Welcoming and accepting [...]
Former employee fills out unemployment benefits application for compensation.
October 25, 2021

Unemployment Benefits Claims and Contesting

In today’s economic climate, companies are working hard to strengthen their bottom line and financial standing. One potential necessary and costly area of business to consider is unemployment claims. The U.S. unemployment insurance system has been in place since the 1930s. Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) taxes and State Unemployment Tax Act (SUTA) taxes paid [...]
o Female business owner shipping orders to customers.
September 30, 2021

Four Ways to Boost Cyber Security for 2022

According to INTERPOL, “cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing [crimes]” and continues to be just as serious as other crimes committed around the world.   For business owners, cyber security should remain top-of-mind in terms of policies and procedures that require constant nurturing and upgrading. To protect sensitive company data, along with client or customer [...]
Young businesswoman working on laptop with a cup of coffee
March 16, 2021

5 Technology Trends for 2021

Technology is a booming industry, especially for businesses across the globe that were coerced to shift to a remote work environment due to COVID-19. Many businesses in the technology sector have taken advantage of this transition and have developed innovative solutions to reduce COVID-19 exposure and support remote work arrangements. Here are five technology trends [...]
Older, female supervisor discussing business article with younger, female coworker
February 15, 2021

Understanding and Supporting Multigenerational Workforces

Today’s workforce spans five generations: traditionalists, baby boomers, Generations X, Y, and Z. Each generation comprises distinctive communication styles, motivations, and approaches to work. By understanding each generation’s unique needs and how to support those needs can help employers adapt to current and emerging generations. Supporting Multigenerational Workforces Breakdown of workforce by generation Traditionalists (1925-1945) [...]
Man checking hemp plant
January 20, 2021

Cannabis: Workers’ Compensation and Health Considerations

The cannabis industry is starting to boom. Oftentimes people think of the cannabis industry as brick-and-mortar establishments that customers physically visit. However, tremendous efforts go into the agricultural work to sustaining the cannabis industry. And like any other agricultural work, there can be detrimental effects on the body when performing such laborious activities. Safety Training [...]
female employee discussing New Year's goals with male manager
December 16, 2020

Helping Employees Attain Their New Year’s Goals

2020 was a rollercoaster. Given the COVID-19 crisis, the election year, and the day-to-day stresses that come with work and regular life outside of adapting to our new ways of life in these ever-changing times, you can expect to see a lot people looking forward to starting fresh next year and achieving higher goals than [...]
November 18, 2020

Boosting Employee Appreciation

At 87% of recognition programs, years of service is the most common form of employee recognition.[1] However, employee appreciation can be delivered in various ways. While years of service is not a bad way to recognize and demonstrate employee appreciation, 58% of employees believe receiving recognition from leaders would improve their engagement.[2] Additionally, companies experience [...]
November 17, 2020

Onboarding and Training for the Cannabis Industry: Turning New Hires into Experts

The surge of open jobs and hiring needs created by the widespread legalization of marijuana has left many employers ill-equipped to handle onboarding and training on such a large scale, especially those without an HR specialist. To make matters worse, there’s no national standard for on-the-job training for cannabis businesses. Therefore, it’s up to you, [...]
October 21, 2020

Fall Safety Tips 2020

2020 has certainly been nothing short of eventful. As social isolation and uncertainty of the ongoing COVID situation, it should come as no surprise that everyone is going a little stir crazy. Fall is a time that brings people together, as the weather cools and season changes people are looking to engage in their autumn [...]