Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

We wanted to make you aware that your staff may be eligible for a $500 grant from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s (NRAEF) Employee Relief Fund.  The Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (“Fund”) was created to help restaurant industry employees experiencing extraordinary hardship in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Through this Fund, grants will beContinue reading “Restaurant Employee Relief Fund”

Working From Home…Beware of Scams!

Companies are continuing to make arrangements for employees to work from home, and others are fast tracking HR policies to meet the requirements of shelter-in-place orders by state officials.  These actions are making it an even higher risk for people being targeted by scammers, especially through phishing emails or through an unsecured network connection. EmployeesContinue reading “Working From Home…Beware of Scams!”

HR6201 Leave Summary Effective April 2, 2020

Paid Family Leave Effective April 2, 2020 FMLA provides workers with up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave when they can’t work—either onsite or remotely—because their minor (under age 18) son’s or daughter’s school or child care service is closed due to a public health emergency. The FMLA defines “son or daughter” as a biological,Continue reading “HR6201 Leave Summary Effective April 2, 2020”

8 Key Skills of Effective Management

Reflect back and think about the best manager you’ve ever had; one that helped you develop your skill set, or inspired you to push through adversity, and genuinely impacted your life. In reality both inside and outside of the office. Once you have been lucky enough to experience the benefits of a great manager, youContinue reading “8 Key Skills of Effective Management”

Summer Perks for Employees – Two They Want and Two They Don’t

Employees often look forward to summer as the time to sort of slow down and schedule some of their hard earned time away from work.  Employers, however, still need to get the work done and summer’s dip in productivity can create a challenge.  Making the season work for both employee and employer can mean someContinue reading “Summer Perks for Employees – Two They Want and Two They Don’t”

Why Your Company’s Team Building Weekends Failed – And How to Make Them Successful!

Somewhere out there right now there is a group of office staff strapping on some sketchy safety gear and preparing to climb some random cliff together.  Somewhere else out there there is a group of office staff engaged in a retreat designed to foster some sense of teamwork.  Then there is another group locked inContinue reading “Why Your Company’s Team Building Weekends Failed – And How to Make Them Successful!”

Dealing With Employee Conflict at Work

Conflict is a natural part of working in groups and teams.  But not a fun one at all.  As a leader, it’s your job to provide guidance to a diverse group of people with different skills, motivations, and you guessed it…personalities, toward a common goal.  Except it is not their workflow you end up managing,Continue reading “Dealing With Employee Conflict at Work”

What to do when Ex-Employees Damage Your Reputation

As a business owner, you try to hire good people. You screen them, train them, encourage them, and do whatever you can to help them succeed and become an integral part of your business. So it’s extremely frustrating when one of them posts disparaging comments online after he or she has left your company. ItContinue reading “What to do when Ex-Employees Damage Your Reputation”