HR Maverick

Chris Ruddy

Chris is an HR entrepreneur. Having worked with small businesses and start-ups throughout his career, Chris is passionate about pioneering HR departments in companies where they don’t currently exist. He currently works at Skill Struck, a local Utah tech company and is striving to be an expert in all things related to small business HR departments.

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Employee Replacement Costs

We all want to keep our retention rates high, but employee turnover is natural and unavoidable. It’s also very expensive. Read this article to learn how it impacts your organization, along with a step-by-step way to calculate the cost and apply the data to make your company stronger.

Virtual Workplace Events

Picture this scenario: Your boss needs help planning an engaging event for the company at the beginning of the next quarter. In the past, these events have always been in person at your office building, but now your team is almost fully remote. What do you do? Read this article to discover all the tips and tricks for planning a virtual workplace event.

Sick Leave

You know how important paid sick leave is for yourself and your family. Everyone gets sick, so why not have a helpful sick leave policy for your employees? Read more to find out how you can implement a painless sick leave policy for your company.

PTO Accrual

Is an accrual PTO plan right for you? In an age of increasing employee benefits driven by a competitive job industry, choosing the right paid time off plan is critical to attracting and retaining top talent. In this article, you’ll learn about accrual PTO plans and how you can implement one in your company!

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

As a new HR professional you might see the word OSHA a lot in the news. You might hear myths about how OSHA will “shut down” businesses and cause headaches for HR. This article will help you learn about OSHA and dispel its myths, enable you to be compliant with OSHA standards and provide your employees with a safe, happy workplace.

Remote Work

Does your company offer remote or hybrid work? While the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the workforce towards remote work where possible, many companies and employees continue to implement various configurations and meet the challenges of change. How are you navigating the changes and leading your company into new waters? Read on to find help.
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