Paying Employees During COVID-19

By: Chana Anderson & Megan Coen Counties all over the country have instituted mandatory “shelter-in-place” orders for residents. Only businesses considered “essential services” may remain open. With millions of Americans forced to stay home, employers must understand what pay employees are entitled to during these quarantine orders. Below are strategies our clients are utilizing, as […]

Coronavirus Concerns: Addressing Illnesses in The Workplace

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been in the news non-stop since it first surfaced in 2019. Thousands of people worldwide have been admitted to hospitals and tens of thousands more are on lockdown.  Much is unknown about how COVID-19 spreads. Current knowledge is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses. As HR professionals, this latest […]

The Simple Secret to Achieving Goals

“Talent is overrated; mental strength is critical.”  This is the opening quote to an interesting article by James Clear, a noted Author of the New York Times best seller Atomic Habits.  Many view top performers in the workplace, in athletics, and in life, as gifted or talented.  While talent may have something to do with success, […]

How to Cultivate an Environment for Innovation

Innovation is important to every field but can be a vague and aspirational goal. Yet, it is crucial to foster this behavior for success in the fast-paced world of digital change. For example, consider a bulk marine terminal that must move product across a fixed footprint to remain a viable transportation solution.  Virtually, every industry must […]

Can AI Be Used to Enhance Worker Happiness and Satisfaction?

A tech start-up, Humu, founded by three former Google executives is using artificial intelligence (AI) to change worker behavior towards a happier workplace.  Most people think AI is used to discuss some of the most complex problems. However, Humu was founded on the basis that using analytics and some proprietary communication tools, worker satisfaction and happiness could […]

Navigating Romance in the Workplace

The majority of working adults spend more time with their co-workers than they do with their own families and friends. Accordingly, it is no surprise that employees sometimes become romantically involved. According to a new poll from the Society for Human Resource Management, 33% of U.S. adults are, or have been, involved in a workplace romance. Sometimes […]

Leveraging Podcasts for Career Growth

An easy way for leaders to learn and to keep up with workplace trends in 2019 is through podcasts.  Most podcasts are free of charge, though donations are welcome.  They usually run an hour or less, making them easily digestible during a commute or a walk.  Below are a few podcasts we find interesting: Ashley […]