Right now, organizations across the country are asking themselves what they can do to make their workplaces more inclusive, diverse, and equitable, particularly for Black employees. They’re hosting conversations, acknowledging areas where they’ve fallen short, and identifying opportunities for improvement. For these efforts to be successful, employees need to be able to speak freely, […]

  “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many things. First, it has taught us that empathy and kindness goes a long way. We’ve learned that as individuals, communities, and as a nation, that we can […]

by Steven R. Allison, CEPA, Managing Partner, Business Exit Strategies at S.R. Allison, Ltd. July 2020 Did you know Baby Boomers will transfer ownership of over TEN TRILLION DOLLARS in closely held businesses throughout the next decade? Are you one of them? Whether you want to fund a retirement lifestyle, maintain a community presence, or simply […]

The hardest thing about the future of work is defining the concept. The chief reason has to do with change. It’s constant with new technologies coming online at an increasing pace and changing the way people complete their work. If the data is to be believed, what HR knows about work is quickly disappearing. Korn Ferry predicts […]

Even with video conferencing and messaging apps, fully involving remote employees in team and company meetings remains a challenge. There may be no replacing the experience of being physically in the room, but you can take steps to make meetings more productive and inclusive for remote participants. The most important thing to remember when “meeting” […]

“Everyone learns differently” is a phrase we have all heard at some time in our educational endeavors. It may have been overheard from your parents as they explained to your teacher why you have to get up and move all the time during class. You may have heard it said in high school as a […]

by Elizabeth Kay, Compliance and Retention Analyst with AEIS, Inc. July 2020 The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) was enacted to give employees the ability to continue their employer-sponsored health benefits if they were laid off or lost their job. Therefore employees who were terminated could continue their eligibility to be enrolled […]

If you search Merriam-Webster for the meaning of “leader,” you will find some interesting definitions: Something that leads: such as something that ranks first A person who leads: such as a person who has commanding authority or influence Now, think of those in leadership in your life. Do they line up with these definitions of […]

One of the most important financial and personnel-related decisions you can make for your startup is deciding on which health insurance plans to offer your employees. Throughout the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, COVID-19 has made many startups reevaluate their choice of health plans. Not to mention that investors may be looking for ways to […]

It’s an interesting time for the workforce as big changes are in store for everyone across the spectrum of the professional landscape. Every industry has been impacted COVID-19 and the continuous evolution of the situation, the economy and the workplace means that data and our understanding of all these things is shifting with it. More […]