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By Alissa Penney, A Better HR Your company is growing. Things are really taking off and you’re ready to add employees to your team to help take your company to the next level. As exciting as that is, there are a lot of complications that come from growing. You already know what to expect in your day to day work duties but how do you communicate those expectations to your new employees? Employee handbooks (or policy manuals) are...
The conversation is shifting from furloughs and layoffs to reopening and returning to work. A friend of mine recently published an insightful post about effective planning for ramping back up. The article made me wonder if companies are prepared to be introspective enough to consider how their crisis response will affect post-COVID employee retention.  Several companies, many of which are here in the Philadelphia area, did an...
By Alissa Penney, HR Consultant Out of all the roles that Human Resources professionals play, none is more important than that of Business Partner. Especially in times of crisis. HR traditionally has taken the role of data input or regulation management department. But, if we’re being honest, this mindset has shifted exponentially in the last few decades to place HR at the forefront of risk mitigation and critical decision...
By Chris Russell With layoffs becoming regular daily events in this new Covid-19 labor market, stories are surfacing about people getting the news via text message. On one hand that’s not surprising given the pervasiveness of texting as a communication tool. On the other hand, employers must balance efficiency against the need for compassion and delicacy when delivering difficult news in difficult times. One story involves a...
We are in uncharted territory. Our work and jobs are undergoing rapid change right now and HR is scrambling to keep up in order to maintain business and keep employees safe. Hiring pauses are sure to follow. How has it affected your life as a Lancer? If you already work form home things probably haven't changed much unless your kids are now running around the house. A number of new articles and podcast have popped up that we...