Human Resources

I’ve written a lot about one side of the executive recruitment equation, that being, how to assess and place the person into the company as the new CEO.  What I’ve not written much about is the other side – the considerations that a CEO candidate considers when looking at a CEO opportunity.  In this article I look at several of those considerations from the candidate’s lens. #executivesearch #executiverecruiter #CEO…
An often overlooked but important aspect of Executive Planning is the Buy/Sell Agreement. No one wants to think about the death of one of their business partners, it’s painful on both a personal and financial level. But it’s important to plan for the worst so that if that day comes, both their family members and your business remain protected and secure. What is a Buy/Sell Agreement? A Buy/Sell Agreement is basically a business prenup: it’s a legally binding contract that stipulates how a partner’s share of a business may be reassigned if that partner dies, divorces, or faces bankruptcy. Often…
In this Expert Interview, AdvancingWellness CEO Mari Ryan is joined by keynote speaker and thought leader Eduardo Briceño.  Mari Ryan: Welcome to the Workplace Wellbeing Essentials Series. I’m Mari Ryan. I’m the CEO and founder of Advancing Wellness. It is my pleasure to welcome you today to this expert interview where we explore topics that impact employee wellbeing. My guest today is Eduardo Briceño. Eduardo is the most booked keynote speaker on the topics of growth, mindset and learning zone, which he began working on in 2007 when he partnered with Stanford professor Carol Dweck. Each of his two TED…
From the earliest days, workplace well-being programs have focused on encouraging healthy lifestyles and habits. There are different approaches, but in order to be successful there is one key dynamic that each and every program must include: the participants must possess the desire to adopt healthy lifestyles and habits. If someone doesn’t want to change, then even the best program in the world can’t make them. When I first started working in the field of workplace well-being, I was leading behavior change programs. I remember facilitating a smoking cessation program that had about a dozen employees participating voluntarily. The participants…
Written by Valerie Battles, HR Pro & Consultant By now, you may be thinking “I have less than five employees, do I really need an employee handbook?” The answer is: there is no state or federal law that requires you to have an employee handbook. However, as an employer with at least one employee, you have a legal responsibility to inform your workers of their rights and responsibilities while clarifying your workplace expectations at the same time.  A thorough employee handbook helps to limit your liability and reduce misunderstandings at work that could lead to costly legal conflicts. If…
Okay, we have a curveball for you! One day you’re in the office and you notice Karen hasn’t shown up for work. You give her half an hour and nothing. An hour or two goes by and still nothing, not even an email or text from her. You come to find out that Karen’s been arrested! What would you do? This week’s episode of Asking For A Friend is “What if my employee is arrested?” We got some answers from our friends on Instagram, we’re not saying these are all right, but they sure are funny! You can watch our…
Where do we begin with this one? Let’s try this, let’s use the character from the Game of Operation and begin to identify which body parts are okay to show at work. We hope some parts are very obvious “No No’s”, but then there are some areas that may be more questionable. This brings us to this week’s video, “What body parts can I show at work?” What do you think? We are curious to hear your thoughts on this! Share your crazy comments below, if we laugh you get a virtual high five 🖐 If your business needs some…
Written by Raul T. Pereyra, HR Pro & Consultant Great employers such as you establish standards and expectations for employees in two general categories: work rules and behaviors. Work rules are things like policies, procedures, protocols, etc. Behavioral standards are things like being respectful, using professional language, having a positive attitude so they don’t piss off the boss. So, what do you do when employees don’t meet your standards and expectations? Usually, some form of performance management is used to support employees before problems arise. Your goal for performance management is to manage how well employees are meeting job expectations…