Human Resource Services

Written by Laurie Dever, LPC, PHR, SHRM-CP be the change HR, HR Pro & Consultant We all know that most employees don’t stay on forever; some leave too soon, and some maybe not soon enough. The reasons a team member may leave are varied, and regardless of whether well-intentioned or based on ill-feelings the point is that you are down a team member which may put added stress or burden on a team or department. Regardless of the reason for the termination, what do you need to do to keep functioning and not lose productivity or morale? Don’t Panic!The…
We’ve all had questions that we wanted to ask HR or management but we know that if we did, we would probably get in trouble! So here’s where we come in! We are a group of HR experts that can help you answer these questions that your “friend” may have 😉 Picture this, your co-worker calls off for the day. Then when you check your Instagram or Facebook, you see them posting a picture of them at a party! What should you do? Should you tell on them? Great question, this week’s episode of Asking For a Friend is “Should…
Have you recently thought about the impact that a business acquisition can have on a business that is in the market for a sale?  Perhaps not. It is possible that this impact thought will only occur if you, as a business owner have considered your various sale options – ranging from shutting the business down, selling the business to your employees or a key employee(s) to acquisition by an outside group of investors.…
In this Expert Interview, AdvancingWellness CEO Mari Ryan is joined by author and thought leader Todd Cherches.   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 Todd Cherches. Todd is the CEO and co-founder of Big Blue Gumball, a New York City-based consulting firm specializing in leadership development, public speaking, and executive coaching, as well as a founding partner of the Global Institute for…
Culture drives well-being It is pretty easy to see how culture drives well-being. Just ask anyone who has ever worked for a micro-manager or had to regularly navigate the choppy waters of office politics. Working in these toxic workplace cultures can be stressful and emotionally debilitating.  Culture is defined as the values, norms, beliefs, assumptions and rituals that drive behavior. It is a force that operates in every organization and it’s driven from the top. “Leaders embody the change they want to see,” according to a recent Forbes article. One of the best practices in the field of…
Have you explored ways to re-engineer your Employee Benefits to maximize your dollar? If you’re spending after tax dollars to pay for medical expenses, you may not be maximizing your savings. Health benefit plans allow employers and employees to set aside funds, pretax, to help employees pay for qualified medical expenses. By combining a number of different tax strategies, we can help you find major savings for both your company and your employees. 1. Flexible Spending Account (FSA) FSAs are more important than ever. They can reduce the amount of taxes an employee needs to pay and also help save…
When’s the last time you took a hard look at your Employee Benefits? If you’re running your Employee Benefits the same as it’s always been, you could be missing out on major cost-saving opportunities. We’d highly recommend getting an Employee Benefits Audit to make sure you’re not missing out on hidden benefits. During an Employee Benefits Audit, we take a close look at your current offerings and work with you to create an efficient solution that’s better for your organization. Read on to see eight reasons why you should get an Employee Benefits Audit as soon as possible. 1. You’re not…
Wait what? There’s a vaccine???  No, it’s not groundhogs day – if you read our first blog about the vaccine you’ve read that line before. The difference is this time – the vaccine is here!   While you and your employees may not be scrambling to get one (roll out’s and distribution take time), it is a good idea to start thinking about what your company wants to do regarding vaccines. Mandatory vs Non-Mandatory Vaccine Policies What’s the liability to the company if we do or don’t adopt a policy? Do employees want them? Not sure which is right for your…
Asking For A Friend is back for Season 2!! Here’s the premise of this series:Have you ever had a question you wanted to ask HR but you knew if you did you’d probably be in trouble or even fired! That’s why we decided to do this series called “Asking for a Friend” where we give you the answers to these questions from an HR Pro. We promise these are funny 🙂 In this video we’re answering the question, “Do I need a drug-free workplace policy ” We hope you enjoy this video and maybe leave a comment on your favorite…