Human Resources

Visionaries v. Leaders: Who Does Your Organization Need Most?

Visionaries v. Leaders: Who Does Your Organization Need Most?

Is there a difference between a visionary and a leader in an organization? If you posed the question to a C-suite professional who’s led by a so-called “visionary leader,” they might say that a visionary and a leader are one in the same; any individual can exhibit both qualities. While …

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Change Readiness for Individuals

Change Readiness for Individuals

Change is an inevitable part of life, especially now as it’s accelerating to a never-before-seen rate. With this in mind, even if we don’t catalyze change ourselves, we’re bound to get swept up in its wake at some point. So, rather than being caught off guard when this occurs, it’s …

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When a Crisis Becomes an Opportunity

The First Important Steps to Navigating Ambiguity

“When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters—one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.”  – John F. Kennedy In times of great uncertainty, the first impulse is to be cautious. Yet, history has shown that those who follow through on new and bold ideas can …

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The Executive’s Guide to Succession Planning

The Executive's Guide to Succession Planning

“A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.” – Brian Tracy From Brian Tracy to Tony Robbins to Napoleon Hill, nearly every great personal-development coach will tell you that the most successful individuals rise in life due to their outstanding propensity …

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Tips for Employers on IRS’ Payroll Tax Deferral

Tips for Employers on IRS’ Payroll Tax Deferral

Last month, the IRS issued guidance (notice 2020-65) on the President’s recent executive order to defer certain payroll tax obligations. Specifically, employers could offer to suspend their workers’ Social Security payroll taxes from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020. This deferral would apply only to employees whose wages are less …

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Pre-Employment Screening during the Pandemic

Pre-Employment Screening during the Pandemic

It is a standard practice for employers to run background checks on potential new hires. Such checks help employers protect their company by learning about the trustworthiness of the candidate through their financial, criminal, and driving records and education and employment verifications. But the pandemic has affected the operations of …

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Before You Grow: Balancing Creative Vision with Operational Leadership

Before You Grow: Balancing Creative Vision with Operational Leadership

Question marks can create conflict. Organizations that were previously comfortable with their seemingly solid plans for personnel engagement and conflict resolution have learned the hard way that most humans do not thrive in chaos or uncertainty. Morale is at rock bottom for many as the pandemic drags on and even …

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What Elements Positively Impact Talent Retention?

What Elements Positively Impact Talent Retention?

Successful talent retention programs come in all shapes and sizes. From implementing cultural assessment tests to offering unlimited paid time off (PTO), many companies go to great lengths to figure out winning formulas for increased retention. They often use the phrase “employee engagement” to describe what they are trying to achieve. …

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What to do if an employee contracts COVID-19 at work: OSHA Recordkeeping & Reporting Requirements

What to do if an employee contracts COVID-19 at work: OSHA Recordkeeping & Reporting Requirements

Most hope that COVID-19 won’t hit close to home or work. But what do you do if an employee tests positive for the virus? On May 19, 2020, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) issued new guidance on COVID-19 recordkeeping requirements for employers. OSHA clarified that COVID-19, indeed, is …

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