Human Resources

If you haven’t applied for a PPP loan yet, you’re in luck—the deadline to apply has just been extended! Get started by filling out the borrower application form here. On Saturday evening, July 4th, President Donald Trump signed into law a temporary extension for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The legislation was signed hours after the previous deadline for applications lapsed. The original deadline was June 30th but $130 billion still remained in the fund of the $660 billion allocated. Now, the deadline has been pushed to August 8th, 2020 to give small business owners more time. The program…
Clients often ask my opinion on promotional decisions they want to make in their company. Not all the time, but they ask. I thought about why there were not consistent asks for all the promotional opportunities. Where and why was there a hesitation or a doubt? Questions Those who know me well know that I will ask several questions before I provide an opinion.  For instance: What decision-making talents does the new job require? Does the person you want to promote have those talents? What type of personality does the new position require? Does the person you want to promote…
It’s hard to believe that just a few short months ago, our country’s unemployment rate was at an all time low. Pre-pandemic, keeping employees happy often involved pricey company perks like free gourmet lunches, massages, and elite gym memberships. Now because of COVID-19, our entire world has changed: unemployment is soaring and non-essential teams have gone remote (and may remain remote). The entire US workforce and workplace has dramatically changed, which means what we offer our employees in terms of benefits has to undergo a dramatic change as well. Today we’ll go over creative solutions to help shift your…
Leadership development and succession planning, in particular, may be the most critical aspect of continuous improvement. No matter how much money or time we invest in upgrading our aging systems or standardizing operations across sites or even extending our customer reach, we put our organizations at great risk if we do not build healthy pipelines of leaders capable of succeeding in their current roles and advancing to the next level. With nearly 10,000 Baby Boomers reaching retirement age every day, many of our current leaders will not be in their roles for much longer. Many of the people eagerly awaiting…
A few weeks ago we updated you on the changes made to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in the PPP reform bill. The revisions are designed to give small business owners more flexibility and time to use and pay off their PPP loan. With the June 30th deadline drawing near, here’s a friendly reminder to apply so you don’t miss out on this opportunity. If you are eligible, use this form to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) with an eligible lender. You can find additional guidance on the SBA website. – If you have any…
The global pandemic has created unprecedented circumstances for the world of business. Now more than ever, people are crucial to the makeup of an organization, and as a result, HR’s role has been elevated. Mari Ryan, CEO and Founder, Advancing Wellness, offers her thoughts on this new role and what it will look like moving forward. https://www.hrdconnect.com/2020/06/02/how-hr-will-lead-the-way-post-pandemic/
I am a business owner, I am white, and I have years of experience growing up and working in and around people of color. Have I exhibited racist actions in the past – yes. Do I regret having done so – yes. Has it impacted my leadership and management actions – yes! Do I consciously strive to be a racist – no! I am not going to hesitate or equivocate with the answers to these or other similar questions. I grew up in a family with roots in Southern America and in New England. It was quite a challenge spending…