Non-Solicitation and Confidentiality Agreements | The Forgotten Tools

Many employers have utilized non-compete agreements as a “one size fits all” Band-Aid to protect their proprietary content or trade secrets; thinking that if they can prevent their employees from working elsewhere, then the knowledge that they may have regarding their business will not fall into the hands of competitors. According to the Economic Policy …

The Future Of Work Includes Gen Z . . . Are You Ready?

Article contributed by Ellen McKitterick Over the past few months, as workplaces slowly ease out of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been countless articles written about the capital “F” “Future” of work, covering everything from the continuation of remote work and hybrid models to ongoing recruitment and retention challenges to an accelerated adoption of automation, …

Girls On Fire! Finding Your Seat At The Table

Article contributed by Allison Ebner “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” -Estee Lauder In the late 20th century, women made more rapid career advances in the private work sector than they did in the political world. The gender wage gap narrowed, sex segregation in most professions greatly declined, and the percentage of …

Talent Translation & Curation

Developing Staff Training Plans Is Just the Start Article contributed by John Henderson Prior to the COVID pandemic, HR roles were already expanding to meet the challenges of an ever-changing business and labor market. In early 2020 everyone’s home and work life changed. The pandemic put much pressure on HR professionals to help navigate their …

Let Your Voice Help Shape EANE!

Have you ever wondered what’s in the EANE secret sauce? Would you like the opportunity to provide feedback on our services and input on future initiatives? If yes, then we’d like to have you join one of our newly developed Advisory Councils! We are creating two Advisory Councils to help guide EANE into the future …

OSHA Publishes Updated COVID-19 Guidance For Employers

In May the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published new guidance regarding the health and safety of fully vaccinated individuals. This prompted states to lift mandates that had previously restricted business operations. Now, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has published updated general industry guidance for employers on the subject of vaccinated employees in …

It’s Time to Double-Time Your EEO-1 Reporting

For companies with 100 or more employees or federal contractors or subcontractors with 50 or more employees plus such a contract or subcontract totaling $50,000 or more, EEO-1 Reporting is a rite of passage. Each year we log our information into a governmental portal.  Once upon a time, it was by a September 30, deadline. …

Pay Equity + Rising Minimum Wage = Tight Squeeze of Wage Compression

Article contributed by Barbara Piucci It is certainly taking more of our time and budgets to find and retain employees as we enter the summer months of 2021. The relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions in the workplace raises more questions than provides answers right now. The fight for talent is quickly increasing pay rates and causing …