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 …

The Forgotten Law | The Americans With Disabilities Act

Article contributed by Mark Adams It seems that every year we hear about another law; requiring some sort of time off. State sick leave laws, federal and state family and medical leave laws, parental leave laws – the list seems to go on and on. For many employers, the patchwork creates a mindset that once the time …

Broaden Your Talent Pool and Your DEI Initiatives!

Article contributed by Patti D’Amaddio A halting and very informative 2021 research article published by Emsi, www.economicmideling.com, “The Demographic Drought” speaks to the perfect storm that is causing what they refer to as a Sansdemic (sans-without, demic-people)! This is a must-read article, but it will only reinforce and explain what every HR professional and leader already …