The Need To Develop Self And Others

Article contributed by Valerie Boudreau Developing ourselves at work is vital for all employees. It’s important that we focus on developing our strengths and growing within our current role and maybe even to a future role. But if we are also a supervisor, manager or leader we also have to develop our team. It’s the saying “put your …

Your Untapped Secret Weapon For Recruiting

Hint: It’s closer than you think! Article contributed by Allison Ebner Ghosting…No Show, No Calls…Dismal resumes… We hear you. It’s rough out there right now. As we approach post-pandemic life in our organizations, leadership teams are creating workforce plans to meet the demands of their customers. Besides backfilling some positions where you may have experienced …

Addressing Underperformance In Remote Work

Article submitted by Ellen McKitterick The past year has necessitated many changes in the workplace, perhaps the largest shift – and challenge! – being the quick move to remote work that many organizations undertook during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. With that shift, many organizations redefined their definition of “acceptable” performance, as leaders flexed …

Scaling The Pandemic Wall

The Mental Health Challenge Article submitted by Allison Ebner A little over a year into the pandemic, we are starting to see the sunshine on the horizon. With cases dropping and vaccine availability gaining strength, we are seeing the light at the end of this very long road. But despite our optimism, there could be …

Employee Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccinations

Article submitted by Heather Nezich, American Society of Employers Will vaccinations be the next big challenge for HR? Likely so. 49% of working Americans believe that employers should require vaccination proof for those employees returning to the workplace. Similarly, 48% of workers agree that employers should require vaccines, while 53% of workers believe employers should …

The Interplay Between State Paid Family and Medical Leave and Federal FMLA

For Massachusetts and Connecticut employers, 2021 is marking the rollout of Paid Family and Medical Leave laws. The laws are by no means identical and are at various stages of implementation. At the present time, Connecticut employers are in the midst of taking payroll deductions out of their Connecticut employee’s pay to the tune of 0.5% …

We’ll Get By With a Little Help From Our Friends

Article contributed by Allison Ebner In addition to being a great Beatles song, this phrase also captures one of the most powerful sentiments that people and businesses have experienced, navigating the rough (but improving!) waters of this past year. Personally, I’ve relied so much on my small circle of friends during the pandemic. From zoom …