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Keys to Engaging with Employees – Part 1

20 September 2022

Keys to Engaging with Employees – Part 1

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Creating an inclusive and engaging company culture requires strategic planning. No matter the size or your company this can be difficult to achieve.  Add in a hybrid or fully remote workforce and the challenge just became bigger.

2023 Open Enrollment Checklist

6 September 2022

2023 Open Enrollment Checklist

Author: Linda Olejniczak

To prepare for open enrollment, group health plan sponsors should be aware of the legal changes affecting the design and administration of their plans for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2023. Employers should review their plan documents to confirm that they include these required changes.

What Employers Need to Know About Monkeypox

23 August 2022

What Employers Need to Know About Monkeypox

Author: Linda Olejniczak

On July 23, 2022, the Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Monkeypox Virus (MPV) a public health emergency of international concern. A growing number of states, including California, Illinois, and New York, have declared a state of emergency. On August 4, 2022, the U.S. Federal Government declared MPV a public health emergency.  Such a designation permits greater access to funding, increased vaccine production and distribution, data sharing, and the like.
HR is the Future of Work

9 August 2022

HR is the Future of Work

Author: Linda Olejniczak

There is no doubt about the importance of a strong HR team to an organization.  The role of HR in the future of work will be to usher in the organization’s new initiatives that include employer branding, agility, and innovation. Hierarchy will flatten out and managers will coach teams that can make fast decisions.  Utilization of data and continuous learning will drive innovation.

The Importance of Inclusive Employment Forms

26 July 2022

The Importance of Inclusive Employment Forms

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Inclusive forms and paperwork are an important part of LGBTQ-affirming organizational culture. Not only will inclusive forms allow your organization to capture the most accurate information, but they also serve as “markers” for people exploring your organization. Forms, paperwork, and applications send strong messaging around who is welcome and counted in your culture.

Apps Available in Microsoft TEAMS You Might Not Know About

12 July 2022

Apps Available in Microsoft TEAMS You Might Not Know About

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Microsoft TEAMS offers an extensive selection of apps that provide tools and services that your organization could use daily. 

Five Things You Need to Know About Loneliness and Isolation at Work

28 June 2022

Five Things You Need to Know About Loneliness and Isolation at Work

Author: Linda Olejniczak

According to a recent research survey of more than 2,000 global workers and interviews with over 50 global leaders by Ryan Jenkins, workplace loneliness expert, addressing workplace loneliness boils down to the following five things.

Job Description Do’s and Don’ts

14 June 2022

Job Description Do’s and Don’ts

Author: Linda Olejniczak

It’s a daunting task to review and update job descriptions. The “when” of review and updating is “as often as needed.”  Job descriptions should reflect current responsibilities, any duty changes, manager change, location change, and update to skills, education, and qualifications for the role.  The “why” of updating them is because employees should know the expectations of their roles and the rules and regulations they need to follow, some...
Trust From Anywhere

31 May 2022

Trust From Anywhere

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Many leaders feel it’s easier to trust people we see more frequently. As such, the remote/hybrid work model is certain to escalate the trust problem between managers and their staff unless managers proactively work to increase trust.  Equip your managers with these reminders on how to develop a basic understanding of trust, illustrate trust, learn how to coach others, and identify barriers to accountability on their team.

Tis the Season for Internships

17 May 2022

Tis the Season for Internships

Author: Linda Olejniczak

After a hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, internship programs are back and present an opportunity to select and develop future talent.  According to ASE’s 2022 Salaries for Co-Op Students and Recent College Graduates Survey, 88% of the 105 respondents maintain a formal internship program. 

Join the 5-Day Anti-Burnout Challenge

3 May 2022

Join the 5-Day Anti-Burnout Challenge

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Associations Now recently published a 5-Day Anti-Burnout Challenge. The goal is to offer one small task each day for a week that could be worked into daily routines in hopes of preventing burnout.  It is a great challenge to offer your workforce – especially with May being Mental Health Awareness Month. 

The Great Reprioritization

19 April 2022

The Great Reprioritization

Author: Linda Olejniczak

We have all heard of The Great Resignation and now The Great Regret, but have you given thought to what those movements are really saying about our workforce?  Workers' values and expectations of their employers have changed. Period.  Whether they are still planning on leaving your organization or may boomerang back, workers are ultimately prioritizing what is important to them rather than accepting inflexible cultures.

Bring Your Child to Work Day is April 28th

5 April 2022

Bring Your Child to Work Day is April 28th

Author: Linda Olejniczak

What started in 1992 as Take Our Daughters to Work Day by the Ms. Foundation for Woman is now called Bring Your Child to Work Day. This day will be celebrated on April 28, 2022, a national day that gives children in the United States a glimpse into the working world.

Detroit at Work

22 March 2022

Detroit at Work

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Recently there have been several news outlets showcasing the $100 Million in scholarships available through the Detroit at Work programs. There are a variety of options available under the umbrella.  There are five scholarship programs designed to give Detroiters access to greater opportunity, better careers, and higher earning power. 

Strategies for Effective Succession Planning

8 March 2022

Strategies for Effective Succession Planning

Author: Linda Olejniczak

2.5 million people retired during the pandemic and experts estimate that of those,1.5 million would not have retired had it not been for the pandemic. Were you ready for these resignations?  To compete in today’s marketplace, you need to build your leadership bench, invest in attracting top talent, and develop a culture of succession.

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