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Minimum Wage

With the admirable aim to prevent the exploitation of workers, minimum wage laws are an ever-evolving and an ever-important area of legal compliance. But for those with no experience, where does one even begin? Here’s what you need to know.

Manager/Supervisor Onboarding

Onboarding a new manager has more impact—and therefore more opportunity—than onboarding a new employee. Read on to learn about manager onboarding, why it is important, what should be included, and best practices to include.

Mock Interview

Job interviews can be stressful and intimidating for anyone. Next time you’re up for an interview, utilize a mock interview so you’ll be sure to stand out above the other candidates.

Meet-and-Greet

Job interviews can be intimidating and stressful. If you'd like to get to know a candidate in a more casual setting as well, consider a meet-and-greet. Read on to learn why and how.

Masking Emotions in the Workplace

We’ve all heard the saying, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink.” In the case of emotional masking, the horse insists that they just had a drink at home, and in fact, they couldn’t drink another drop. The issue is that dehydration is still harmful, even when ignored. So how can the Human Resource “cowboys” show the “horses” that it’s safe and totally okay to need water?

Mental Illness in the Workplace

Awareness of mental illness in the workplace is growing more than ever, but are you prepared to have these conversations with your employees? Are you able to spot the signs, stand by and professionally encourage your employees who are struggling? Let’s dive into this discussion together.

Multi-Rater Feedback

Do you struggle with getting employees useful feedback? There are many ways to help employees evaluate and improve their performance. Multi-rater feedback is one such technique, and it carries many pros and cons. Read on to learn if multi-rater feedback can be effective for your organization.

Microagressions

“You know he didn’t mean anything by it. Just blow it off. You know how he is.” Slights hurt whether they are unintended or not. The real problems arise when those slights—typically unintentional—become frequent and go unaddressed. One paper cut won’t bother you, but over time ,a body full of them is quite a different story. Learn to spot, avoid and address microaggressions.

Mental Health Days

Every employee (including you!) is important. Mental health days are becoming increasingly common as companies learn about the impact of mental health on productivity. Learn more about how employees benefit from mental health days, signs that your employees may need one, and companies that implement this benefit.

Monopolies

We've all heard the word monopoly before, especially playing the board game, but monopoly is so much more than a game. It is easy to roll a dice and gain $200 just by passing GO, but in the real world of monopoly there is so much more at play. Monopolies have happened and are continuing to happen today. So what does a monopoly mean anyway?

Metaverse

Welcome to the metaverse. Does that sound like an iteration of the Matrix film series? There are similarities to be sure but where the film similarities end, the long-lasting business implications are just beginning. Grab your passport and join in on this tour of the metaverse.

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission, vision and values: three words with big meaning. While often used interchangeably, these concepts each serve a distinct purpose and are a vital part of an organization’s foundation. Read on to learn the difference between the three, the role HR professionals play in developing what a company stands for and how to communicate the mission, vision and values to the organization.

Maternity Leave

What's the difference between FMLA and maternity leave? What are you required to offer, and what would you like to offer? Read on to learn what is required and what options you have to offer more competitive maternity leave at your company.

Micromanager

If you’re asking yourself why your boss is excessively involved in everything you do, you may be dealing with a micromanager. Read on to learn about the impact micromanagers have on their employees, how to identify micromanagers and what to do after a manager is identified as a micromanager.

Management Styles

No one enjoys a workplace full of miscommunications and conflict—or a manager who doesn't allow you to contribute your best work. Understanding management styles will set you up for success personally as an HR representative and help you prevent miscommunication and conflict in the workplace. It's a big topic, but here are some basic insights about management styles and how they can help you succeed.

Military Leave from Work

If someone came to you today and requested military leave, would you be ready to respond? Military leave doesn’t get talked about a whole lot, but it’s one of the easier forms of leave to administer. We will discuss the different types of military leave, the legal obligations you have, and how to help employees integrate into the workplace when they return.

Mentoring

As an HR professional, are you looking for something to increase employee productivity, boost profits or even increase employee retention? If so, implementing an employee mentoring program could be the solution that you are looking for.

Meet-the-Market Compensation Strategy

Developing a compensation strategy and determining your company’s strategy in the market can seem like an overwhelming process. Our goal is to make it simple and take some of the confusion out of that process as we discuss a “Meet the Market” strategy.
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