Willingness To Change Required

As the New Year begins, many of us have made or are thinking about making resolutions; habits we would like to drop, hobbies we may want to take up, old friends we may want to look up – it’s that time of year! The common denominator to all of our resolutions is the need for …

Boost Your Managers! Teach Them To Chase The Habit of Continuous Feedback

Article contributed by Allison Ebner OK, I finally gave in. I am officially on TikTok. I resisted for a while but my 24-year old daughter got me hooked. I absolutely love the animal videos, especially the ones featuring crazy Golden Retrievers doing silly things. I guess that’s because my Golden does nutty things too and …

Vaccine Mandate Considerations for Union Employers

Article contributed by Kellis Borek, Archbright Employers Association Employers considering requiring their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, whether by policy choice or required by a federal, state, or local mandate, have much to consider before implementing such a policy. Unionized employers have even more to consider.  Section 8(d) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) requires an employer to bargain in good faith with …

New Year Means New 2022 Minimum Wages

Contributed by Mark Adams With a new year upon us come increases in some regional minimum wages that are now in effect: Maine | Increasing from $12.15 to $12.75 per hour; Massachusetts | Increasing from $13.50 to $14.25 per hour; New York | Increasing from $12.50 to $13.20 per hour (with Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk …

CDC Relaxes Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines

Article contributed by Mark Adams In response to the current data demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has adjusted its isolation and quarantine guidelines. The new guidelines shorten time periods; depending upon whether a person has been “boosted” and or whether …

2022 Challenge | Take a Personal Learning Inventory

Article Contributed by Michelle Desaulniers Most everyone has been a passenger on an airplane and heard the safety talk. Very often the “put your own mask on first before helping others” analogy is used to remind people, in a myriad of situations, that it is ok, in fact, it is preferable, to practice self-care. Most of …

DOL Finalizes Minimum Wage Regulations for Federal Contractors

Article Contributed by Mark Adams The United States Department of Labor has issued its final rule to increase the federal minimum wage on the part of covered federal contractors and subcontractors.  The rule implements requirements set forth by Executive Order 14026. The final rule (which can be viewed and downloaded here) is effective January 30, …

Getting Ready For 2022? Bring It On . . . Onsite That Is!

With recruiting challenges at the forefront of every employer’s mind these days, employee development should be at the top of your to do-list for 2022.  Retaining and engaging valuable employees requires a pro-active approach, and strong development programs are part of a robust strategy aimed at retaining and preparing employees for enhanced professional opportunities. It …

The Business Imperative for Addressing Impostor Syndrome

Article Contributed By Kim Meninger Have you ever felt like a fraud? Have you ever worried that, despite all the external evidence of your success, others will soon find out that you don’t belong in your role? If so, you know the pain of impostor syndrome. And you’re not alone. Conservative estimates suggest that roughly …