Types: Blog

October 20, 2020

Cannabis: What’s Old Is New Again

By James Tehrani If you would have asked a young James Tehrani in the ’80s what two things would never change, I might have said the cool fashion trends of the day and that pot would always be illegal. OK, not really. During the “Just Say No” era, I wasn’t thinking about pot a whole lot but [...]
September 23, 2020

Protecting Employees from Cyberattacks

Cyberattacks occur every 39 seconds.[1] Unfortunately, times of crises oftentimes create ample opportunity for cybercriminals to target vulnerable populations. While data breaches and cyberattacks continually make headlines, businesses should be taking extra precaution with regard to benefits providers. Because many benefits providers are preparing for a virtual open enrollment, reliance on electronic access and remote [...]
September 21, 2020

5 HR Compliance Issues for the Cannabis Industry

The rapid growth of the cannabis industry has placed an immense amount of pressure on all positions within its various sectors in recent years. Given that cannabis businesses already face complex compliance concerns and workforce management obstacles in an evolving industry, HR personnel are likely to be feeling these pressures most of all. As your industry grows [...]
August 27, 2020

Stress and Anxiety Toolkit for Employers

As one can only imagine, COVID-19 has impacted the world on personal and professional levels. In the wake of COVID-19, a mental health pandemic has emerged. With shifting workplace conditions and employee responsibilities, employees may be experiencing increased levels of mental health issues, such as stress, anxiety, substance use, and other personal issues that negatively [...]
July 23, 2020

Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace are becoming trending HR topics for 2020. From investing in regular sensitivity trainings and adequate resources to forward-thinking solutions and implementing proper policies and procedures, diversity and inclusion can evolve with your business and the times. Download quick tips for addressing diversity and inclusion in the office infographic. For [...]
June 10, 2020

Preparing for Employees’ Return to Work

Michigan was one of only a few states to extend their stay-at-home order past the nationwide recommendation to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. However, as the state prepares to re-open and businesses must prepare their employees for return to work. Some best practices and policies to consider include offering or extending remote work arrangements, [...]
January 24, 2020

Benefits of Tuition Assistance

There are many benefits that employees look for in employers, including 401(k) plans, paid time off, sick leave, remote and alternative work arrangement options, maternity leave, and health insurance. One underrated benefit is tuition assistance. This can help not only the employee further their education, but also benefits you as the employer in encouraging continued [...]
December 20, 2019

Funding Restored for Michigan Charter Schools

Charter Schools in Michigan experienced a significant win on December 20 with the restoration of $35 million in support funding for charter school students. The bill, signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, reversed a veto that denied an increase for $240 per student back in October. This move was received with much praise and gratification from [...]
November 1, 2019

Promoting Mental Health Wellness in the Workplace

Mental health is just as important as physical health. For this reason, the topic of mental health is pushing its way to the forefront of issues companies are addressing across the workplace. As such, educating yourself and implementing proper resources to address mental health issues is essential for creating a healthy work environment for all. [...]
September 17, 2019

Cannabis and HR Challenges

A major topic in human resources departments in businesses across the country is either employee cannabis use or how to integrate professional HR practices into the existing cannabis industry. As managing human resources can be a challenge for any business, regardless of size, business owners who specialize in cannabis may face any number of HR-related [...]
Back to School: Support your working parents
September 11, 2019

Be Mindful of Working Parents

It’s that time of year again; back-to-school season has arrived. For seasoned parents, this routine is boiled down to a science, with factors like before and after school care, activities, and sick days being accounted for. With these in mind, here’s an important question to ask as we enter the fall season: is your workplace [...]
How to support employees affected by natural disasters
September 10, 2019

How to: Support Employees Affected by Natural Disasters

Businesses across the country feel the negative effect of natural disasters every year. Hurricanes, flash floods, tornadoes, and wildfires are among the worst types of natural disasters that affect our country every year. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, natural disasters cost the nation’s economy over $91 billion in 2018. It may seem [...]