Taming the COBRA "Lion" The old adage, "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb" is proving to be too very true for companies across the country. Why? Well, effective March 1st, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) … [Read more...] about COBRA Alert – New Rules & Changes from ARRA Stimulus Package
There are many types of teams - there are sport teams, debate teams, dance teams, teams of horses, and there are of course, business teams. There are even more types of teams, which you could probably list if you wanted. Teams can be good, bad, … [Read more...] about Building a Team – How to ACE it
It is critical for the success of a company for the right people to be in the right jobs. It is also important that the tools a company uses to make hiring or promotion decisions are reliable and valid. There has been an increase in employment … [Read more...] about Assessments – Tools to Maximize Productivity
The economic crisis of 2008/2009 has many companies looking at ways to save money and get through the hard times. What this normally means is that they look to lay off people, cut back benefits (which make good employees look at other … [Read more...] about Engagement, Performance, Retention – Where do Your Employees Fit?
The Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAAA) Effective January 1, 2009 the law amending the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) goes into effect. The Act retains the ADA's basic definition of "disability" as an impairment that … [Read more...] about Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments
A 2006 study conducted by Cornell University associate professor Christopher Collins, Ph.D., in effect showed that small businesses could grow if they are more effective in managing their employees. As a small business owner and a Human Resource … [Read more...] about The Importance of Employee Management
Hey guys and gals.. I usually don't ask for anything from you, but if you enjoy this blog, please vote for us in the Blogger's Choice Awards! Just click the picture below or visit the url to … [Read more...] about Time to vote – Bloggers Choice Awards 2009
With the New Year approaching and upcoming changes to laws regarding the Family Medical Leave Act, Military Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it's timely to review your handbook to make certain that it is current. Why an … [Read more...] about What is the “State” of your Employee Handbook?
Image via Wikipedia Effective December 19, 2008, the final rules on complying with the Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act of 1996 take effect. The law provides protection on how long mothers and their newborn infants may stay in the … [Read more...] about Final Rules – Newborns’ and Mothers’ Health Protection Act
No, we don't have $700 Billion earmarked for small businesses. We can't go hand out to our legislatures for financial assistance. We don't make the 6:00 pm news as a "business in trouble". We are small businesses who have to provide our own … [Read more...] about Small Business Economic Bailout Plan