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Tips for Tough Conversations About Layoffs and Furloughs

Over the past two weeks, businesses around the world braced for the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.  Businesses were required to move quickly in workforce reductions through layoff and furlough, with unemployment claims skyrocketing. On the other hand, some businesses had the capability and cashflow to take a more measured approach in making difficult workforce…

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Company Downsizing…Keep a Cool Head and a Warm Heart

Employee layoffs  are the hardest thing we will ever do as managers and business owners, especially in the current climate. It’s gut wrenching and I can tell you, even after managing my first site closure almost 20 years ago, company downsizing does NOT get easier with time.  We are living in unprecedented times and many,…

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Planning to Restructure or Downsize? Do This First.

With the world turned upside down, our team spent the weekend working with several clients in making some tough decisions for their organization in order to weather the coming storm.    The choice to downsize is never easy and has obvious impacts on a company and its employees. We wanted to share our insight on…

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5 Strategies to Plan for Recession

It’s time to recession plan. It’s coming and it’s coming fast and forewarned is forearmed. We are sharing some key preparation strategies to get ready… before looking at furloughs or layoffs. Economic downturn means taking a look at both sides of the P&L with a specific focus on cash flow. We look at both revenue…

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Successful Remote Working Practices (when you don’t have a choice)

As confirmed cases of Coronavirus increase in the USA, there is growing concern over business continuity, travel, and overall employee wellness. This article is NOT about COVID-19, but rather how you can quickly and effectively establish remote work practices for your organization without sacrificing productivity, connection, and employee engagement. Manage asynchronous collaboration Asynchronous collaboration is…

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Developing a Trades Learning Curriculum

Let’s talk about trades.  Roofers, electricians, plumbers, mechanics and any other type of skilled laborer are tradespeople who complete specialized education and or training, making them experienced and capable in their chosen fields. They are the people that repair your leaky roof, install new outlets in your home office, fix your broken toilet, and address…

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5 Ways Charismatic Leaders Stand Out

We’ve all had that ONE manager. They walk into the room and they command attention.  At the monthly town hall, they know everyone’s name and take the time to chat with employees, asking specific questions about their families and their lives.  This person stands in front of the room, addresses the audience, and everyone leaves…

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Love is the air… but should it be in the office?

With love in the air and Valentine’s Day at the end of the week, it’s a great time for HR professionals to think about the potential for office romance and company policy relating to dating in the workplace.  When employees spend the majority of their day at the office, personal relationships are bound to occur,…

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Making the Leap into HR Without an HR Degree—4 Things You Need to Do First!

According to an Association of American Colleges and Universities study, 91% of employers  believe “a candidate’s demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than his or her undergraduate major.”  Having spent fifteen years in the higher education industry, with degrees in communication and counseling, I knew I wanted…

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Temp-to-Hire – Is It Right for Me? 

Are you someone who is in transition after a layoff or another job change? Are you a new college graduate?  Maybe you are someone who is looking to finally make a big career change. While you are looking for your next great role, a smart and effective tool to add to your search is the…

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