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Pay Equity & Negotiation Issue
Here's a small survey that sums up the "damned if you do, damned if you don't" dilemma for women. An August 2022 Harvard study found men obtain …
Five Reasons to Hire an Outside Workplace Investigator
When your organization receives an employee complaint of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, you have a legal duty to conduct a prompt, thorough, and impartial investigation and take …
CDC Updated COVID Recommendations
Key Points: People who are infected but asymptomatic or people with mild COVID-19 should isolate through at least day 5 (day 0 is the day symptoms appeared …
Workforce Development Options
ApprenticeshipNH offers employers in the advanced manufacturing, healthcare, construction & infrastructure, hospitality, business & finance, automotive tech and IT industries another way to develop future workers through …
CROWN Act in 18 States Now
The CROWN (Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) Act and similarly named laws are spreading across our country to stop discrimination based on someone's …
Making Onboarding Work for You
Onboarding a new employee has always been a low-priority unpleasant task. From the busy HR person checking off items on their list, the distracted manager trying to …
What to Do When an Employee Starts Crying in a Disciplinary Meeting
Many managers delay difficult conversations to avoid the potential for conflict and any related emotions. However, avoidance rarely resolves anything. And the longer you wait, the more …
Is It Time for a Pay Analysis? Three Questions to Ask
Pay equity issues, rising pay rates, more job vacancies than qualified workers to fill them, and inflation. These are all consistent themes we’ve been hearing for some …
Conflicts and Complaints: Prevention and Resolution
PreventionAn ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Work hard to maintain a respectful culture that encourages open communication and reduces misunderstandings and unprofessional conduct:- Talking …
Pay Secrecy and Salary History: What Not to Do.
Let's address one of the biggest employment elephants in the room: Wage discussions. If your organization is currently enforcing pay secrecy or asking candidates for their salary …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Benefits of an HR Consultant
Considering whether you should partner with a knowledgeable, professional HR consultant does involve your budget. However, it also pertains to your organizational goals, pain points, time restrictions, …
Critical Elements of Safety Programs
Every year at work, hundreds of workers are killed, thousands are severely injured, and tens of thousands suffer some form of injury or illness that disrupts their …
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 …
Legal Update for Maine Employers
Maine’s New Fair Chance in Employment Labor Law Now in Effect AUGUSTA – Multiple updates to Maine labor law went into effect on Monday, October 18, 2021, …
If the Great Resignation is Coming, What Can You Do?
The Great Resignation movement is a source of much discussion among workers, recruiters, organizational experts, worried employers, and anyone who likes drama. . Just search LinkedIn for …
Leadership and Accountability
This EEOC checklist focuses on awareness and purposeful prevention of workplace harassment. How is your organization doing? The first step is to establish a culture of respect …