Not All Holidays Are Created Equal

For many multistate employers, a key objective has always been establishing policies that strike the right balance between ease of administration (that is playing by one set of rules) while ensuring that your approach remains compliant in the states where you reside. When it comes to the subject of holidays, sometimes that indeed is an …

The Power Of Words

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Remember this school-yard rhyme that we  all learned early in life? If only it were true! Grade school gave us that little limerick along with lessons about spelling, grammar and punctuation. What we weren’t taught is that the little strings of letters …

Trump Executive Order Sends Mixed Message About Diversity Training

The value of a diverse organization has been espoused by many.  According to McKinsey & Company*, a gender-diverse organization’s financial performance can be up to 15% better than other organizations. Yet, when President Trump issued an executive order on September 22nd that prohibited federal contractors and subcontractors from conducting certain forms of training, it left …

Help Employees Cope With COVID Crisis

EANE President, Meredith Wise, was recently interviewed by BusinessWest for an article that they published about the ways that many businesses in Western Massachusetts have been offering their employees support through the battle-fatigue that has become part of our professional lives over the last several months. See if you recognize any other EANE member organizations …

Avoid These FMLA Frustrations!

EANE assists members with over 5,000 hotline calls each year.  What might surprise you is that 30% or more of our calls relate in some way to the interpretation and administration of the complex FMLA regulations.  If you find FMLA – Frustrating, Mystifying, and causing you Lots of Anxiety, trust me you are in very …

When School and Workplaces Collide

Navigating the Sea of Change If 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us two things, it is that: A) employers and employees alike need to be both flexible and agile in order to survive, and B) that change has become “the new normal”. Some of these changes have been driven by ever-changing federal and state laws …

Putting “Workplace” into Remote Workplaces

When you think of successful workplaces, what do you think of?  You think of collaboration.  Communication.  Energy.  Production.  Employees who are on the same page, aligned towards a common goal and a central purpose.  Some employers believe that only gets achieved with everyone under the same roof and that remote work is an obstacle or …

The ROI of Harassment and Discrimination Training

The rise of the #MeToo movement proved to be the catalyst and re-awakening of the topic of Harassment in the Workplace. Not that the issue Is anything new. After all, the seminal decision that found Sexual Harassment to be illegal under Title VII (Meritor v. Vinson) was handed down by a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court back in …

Powering Through | Save Your Time & Sanity

To Power Through: to continue in a strong and determined way until the end of something. An HR Power Hours session is set up to help our members complete both those expected and unexpected things that happen in the world of HR. Words From a Power Hours User “I contacted The EANE as I had …

The Ultimate Team Builders In a Brave New World

“A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.” -Simon Sinek Over the past several months, the leadership team at EANE has been talking with some of our senior human resource managers at our member companies about the future. In these strange …