• How the FMLA helps to Take Care of You and Your Family

    How the FMLA helps to Take Care of You and Your Family

    It’s a typical day at the office and you are swamped with work when the phone rings. It’s your next-door neighbor calling to tell you your father has been in an accident and has been hospitalized with a broken leg. He’ll be alright but won’t be able to take care of himself for some time. Right then you think who will take care of him after he leaves the hospital?Thanks to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you have the option of taking care of him and spending time with him without the fear of losing your job while you’re away from it.The Family Medical Leave Act was signed into law in 1993 by then... Read More

  • 5 Tips To Stop Harassment In The Workplace

    5 Tips To Stop Harassment In The Workplace

    Workplace harassment is conduct, actions, behavior and statements made to or about an individual or a group of individuals, which creates an uncomfortable work environment. In order to have a safe and supportive workplace where employees thrive and ultimately contribute to a company’s success, preventive steps must be taken to stop harassment of all kinds! If you’re an employer subject to federal anti-discrimination laws, you have a legal obligation to provide a work environment that is free from intimidation, insult, or ridicule based on race, color, religion, gender, or national origin. Here are a few tips you can use:Your... Read More

  • 6 Strategies To Create A Diverse And Inclusive Workplace For Your Employees

    6 Strategies To Create A Diverse And Inclusive Workplace For Your Employees

    Google was trending in the news recently for creating a new offbeat resource towards inclusive workplaces. Bloomberg reported that its employees have started an informal internal weekly email list aptly named “Yes, at Google” which collects and sends instances of racism, sexism, sexual harassment and other unethical or unlawful activity at the tech company and its parent company Alphabet Inc. Since its inception in last September, the list has been subscribed by at least 20% of the staff at Google and Alphabet. According to a Google Spokesperson, management does know about this but has not halted it because it considers it as a... Read More

  • 6 Tips to Create Honesty in the Workplace for Success

    6 Tips to Create Honesty in the Workplace for Success

    “Honesty is the best policy” is one of the simplest and most renowned of philosophies but as adults, this becomes a much broader concept. It becomes a cultural paradigm covering trust, integrity, ethics and more in the workplace. Creating an environment of honesty and transparency in the workplace will only serve to help your organization succeed while fostering self-accountability and responsibility. The organization’s employees are happier and empowered to step up and fix any workplace issues. When you voice the truth management to employee or vice-versa will help to identify issues and work together as a team to resolve... Read More

  • Why HR is slow to adopt tech and what they can do about it

    Why HR is slow to adopt tech and what they can do about it

    A new HR study has been released by LIMRA, a research, consulting and professional development organization. It has found that a majority of employers ( about 70%) use technology for payroll, but only 24.5% use technology for other HR functions, like education, benefits, and communication. The study polled 1,403 private employers.It’s clear that employers aren’t leveraging the use of technology to the fullest extent possible. One great factor for employers (especially small companies) is the cost involved. We know that technology changes and evolves rapidly and employers need to catch up with said technologies. Employers do provide... Read More

  • Trump Administration’s Impact on American Education

    Trump Administration’s Impact on American Education

    The impact of the current President of the United States and his administration on education is causing a great deal of concern to students, teachers and academics alike. Staying true to his promise of cutting the budget for education, President Trump has followed through on this promise by slashing funds for the Education Department by 13.5 percent, or $9.2 billion in his administration’s new “America First” budget.The US’s Education Department comprises 5,000 employees, a $73 billion annual budget, and is responsible for some 98,000 public schools in the country. The proposal budget plan would remove $2.4 billion in grants for teacher... Read More