What’s Next for Employers?
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What’s Next for Employers?

Bruce Springsteen once said, “When it comes to luck, you make your own.” Don’t wait for things to happen.  Evaluate your organization’s culture, leaders, policies, and practices with a critical eye and take action. Recognize it will be a candidate market for our foreseeable future.  The United States has more jobs than available workforce for…

Upcoming Educational Webinars!
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Upcoming Educational Webinars!

Check out the amazing complimentary events sponsored by HR ROI Consulting! In March, we have an incredible nonprofit peer group event on nonprofit benefits and a desclating violence event open to everyone. In April, our nonprofit peer group will experience “Schoolhouse Rock” NH-style and all employers will have a chance to learn the top ten…

5 Reasons to Survey Your Employees NOW!
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5 Reasons to Survey Your Employees NOW!

Transformation is needed in U.S. organizations today. There is a disconnect between what businesses are doing and what employees need, combined with the reality of a long-term talent shortage. That puts you at risk of losing people — either figuratively because they are no longer engaged, or literally as they walk out the door.  You…

It’s Time for the Great Retention
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It’s Time for the Great Retention

Everything we have experienced since March 2020 has irreparably changed us, and we’ll continue to see that impact indefinitely in the workplace. Employers spent much time experiencing the Great Resignation in 2021. Now it’s time to pivot to solutions and evolve into an environment focused on retention. As Albert Einstein once said, “Life is like…

It’s Time for the Great Retention
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It’s Time for the Great Retention

Everything we have experienced since March 2020 has irreparably changed us, and we’ll continue to see that impact indefinitely in the workplace. Employers spent much time experiencing the Great Resignation in 2021. Now it’s time to pivot to solutions and evolve into an environment focused on retention. As Albert Einstein once said, “Life is like…

What to Do When an Employee Starts Crying in a Disciplinary Meeting
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What to Do When an Employee Starts Crying in a Disciplinary Meeting

It is uncomfortable to see a person cry, especially if something we said or did was the catalyst.  For this reason, many managers will delay difficult conversations to avoid the potential for conflict and any related emotions. However, rarely will avoidance resolve the issue. Early invention is the key to more effective constructive feedback and…

End of the Road: Termination
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End of the Road: Termination

Deciding to terminate someone’s employment under any circumstances is complicated. The risk means employers must be thoughtful, fair-minded, and strategic. Termination on-the-spot without any investigation, conversation, or prior discipline often backfires. If the misconduct is severe, opt to suspend the employee pending an investigation, and carefully review all the evidence first. Make sure the organization…

NH Universal Best Practices
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NH Universal Best Practices

Effective May 7, 2021, New Hampshire’s updated COVID-19 Universal Guidelines (now called Universal Best Practices) take effect but remind us that we still need to take precautions and follow the same recommendations, including: Good planning and communication to staff and consumers Vaccination against COVID-19 Identifying and excluding people with symptoms of COVID-19 or risk factors…

Social Media Guidelines for Employers
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Social Media Guidelines for Employers

Legal decisions have shown that employers need a social media policy widely communicated to their employees to ensure clear expectations around appropriate social media content during work hours and off-the-clock.  A clear policy can reinforce discipline and termination decisions by employers as well as protect employers from other liability, such as FTC endorsement violations. The following…

Empathy is Essential During Pandemic’s Tough Decisions
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Empathy is Essential During Pandemic’s Tough Decisions

Published in Union Leader: Employers have to show empathy while making tough decisions to maintain morale and avoid getting sued for their actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, a human resources specialist says. During a UNH Center for Family Enterprise & CEO Forum webinar on Wednesday, Amy Cann, managing partner at HR ROI Consulting in Portsmouth,…