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Onboarding and Training New Veteran Hires

When a company makes a commitment to hiring employees, the most important elements to ensure their success are onboarding and training. Onboarding and training for veterans needs to be focused on not just ensuring they have the necessary job skills for their new role, but also that they can successfully transition into the private sector. Continue reading

How To Hire Veterans

We’ve covered topics related to hiring veterans including the benefits of doing so, possible challenges and the financial incentives and programs that may be available. Now, for businesses who’ve decided this is something they want to do, how can you hire veterans? How do you connect with veterans and get started? Continue reading

What Business Owners Should Know About Hiring Veterans

There are returning veterans who are looking for employment, and employers are facing a serious skills gap and talent shortage. The natural inclination is to bring the two together, but many businesses still aren’t taking full advantage of the opportunities that can come from hiring veterans. Continue reading

How To Terminate an Employee the Right Way

The best thing you can do to protect your company is to make sure you’re fully aware of all laws and guidelines that pertain to firing. At the same time, you need to train everyone who could be responsible for firing someone including supervisors, managers, and your HR team. If they’re not trained, and they fire someone the wrong way, it can create big liability and financial repercussions for the entire company. Continue reading

What Should You Consider Before Firing an Employee?

Laws About Firing Employees

There are plenty of laws at the state and federal level that pertain to firing employees. Some states have rigid guidelines and restrictions even above what’s mandated at the federal level.

Other states have more lax firing laws, but regardless, there are some general concepts to be aware of. If you or one of your supervisors or managers fires an employee in a way that could be viewed as illegal, there can be huge financial and legal ramifications. Continue reading

Are There Alternatives To Firing Employees?

If it can be avoided, it’s better to find alternatives to firing an employee. In our previous post we talked about the risks a business faces when they do fire someone. The risks range from lawsuits and legal implications to the loss of trade secrets or damage to your brand. Continue reading

The Risks of Firing Employees

In this series of posts, we’re talking about something that affects a lot of businesses, small and large: the risks associated with firing an employee. If a firing isn’t handled the right way, it can ultimately mean huge financial or legal ramifications for a business. Despite the pitfalls that can come with firing employees, it’s not an area a lot of organizations focus on regarding training or preparing. This series of articles covers recent news stories related to high-profile firing, the risks of firing employees, legal considerations to keep in mind, and how to train employees on proper protocols. Continue reading

How To Build an Effective, Modern Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

In this article series, we’ve been focusing on all-things diversity and inclusion. Diversity and inclusion are huge topics of conversation in the business world right now. From the #MeToo movement to concerns about Silicon Valley not having enough diversity among employees, it’s always in the media. Continue reading

Why Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Fail – and How To Do Things Differently

In our previous posts, we talked about the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, the business value it brings, and how some businesses are doing it well. There’s another issue to discuss here, however. Continue reading

Companies Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right

Diversity vs. Inclusion or Diversity and Inclusion?

In our previous post, we discussed the business value of diversity and inclusion. Ideas of diversity and inclusion in the workplace aren’t simply terms that are thrown around. They should be real, specific and measurable components of a business strategy.

Before you can build an effective strategy that feels relevant and modern in 2018, some distinctions should be made between diversity and inclusion. The terms are often used together, and they do intersect with one another, but they also have distinctions that are important. Continue reading