Succession Planning During a Pandemic

Maintaining a pipeline of talent for the C-Suite and key leadership roles. That is often what comes to mind when we think of Succession Planning.    Traditionally, Succession Planning is a formal process geared for the long view.  The process can include months of pre-selection preparation and equally lengthy periods of staff development.  However, staffing …

The New Post-Pandemic Company Culture Blueprint

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates We are never going back. Back to where? To normal. We can try and find the ‘new normal’ but what does that really mean? (And a lot of people really hate that phrase …

EANE Member Organizations Are Spreading Good Cheer This Holiday Season

We have all learned a lot about the value of strong communities in 2020! EANE would like to help our community of non-profit and human service member organizations spread the word about the fundraising and community support efforts they’re making during this season of giving. Please click on the link below to see the list …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …