CROWN Act in 18 States Now
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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 natural hair style and texture. These laws ban hair bias, which has affected millions of black people, particularly women and girls, in the workplace and schools. This discrimination…

Making Onboarding Work for You
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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 find time to plan, and the newly hired individual who just wants to jump in and get started. But when you treat a process like a chore, you…

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

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 challenging the conversation and the harder it is to solve. Early intervention is always the key to more effective feedback and performance improvement. If you find yourself in…

Pay Secrecy and Salary History: What Not to Do.
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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 history, you need to immediately update your policies. Whether you have a section in your handbook, a stipulation in an offer letter, or you orally communicate your expectation…

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…

Benefits of an HR Consultant

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, and risk tolerance. Here are a few of the benefits of working with an HR consultant. Flexibility: By partnering with an HR consultant, you have an expert at…

Legal Update for Maine Employers
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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, including ‘An Act Relating to Fair Chance in Employment.’ This new law prohibits employers from inquiring about an individual’s criminal history on an initial employment application and from…