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How to make workplace interruptions count

Numerous sources have shown that multitasking, context switching, and interruptions seriously hinder an employee’s productivity. The advice given, including blocking time and batch processing, can help significantly increase the productivity of your workers. However, despite best intentions and clever planning,

Shifts toward employers, millennial “canaries,” & tax deductions – Genesis HR Selections

Here are this week’s links to a few good stories we found and selected. We feel they might add valuable insights and perspectives for small to midsize businesses. Will governance changes at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) result in

5 surprising facts about the employee lifecycle

How well do you understand what’s going through your employees’ minds at any given point in their tenure at your company? Unfortunately for many employers, by the time they realize their employees are unhappy, they’ve already left the company. Here

Business community waits for a new DOL secretary to be confirmed as drama continues

To say the past few weeks have been tumultuous as the new Trump administration tries to gain traction would be an understatement. While “repeal and replace” Obamacare is getting top billing at the moment, it’s hard to predict what will

Worker classification, millennials vs. HR, & interviews — Genesis HR Selections

Here are this week’s links to a few good stories we found and selected. We feel they might add valuable insights and perspectives for small to midsize businesses. Over the last couple of years, ride-sharing giant Uber has drawn much

What’s next for small businesses? New SBA chief offers clues

Since taking office, President Trump has experienced a fair amount of pushback in getting his nominees approved. One notable exception is Linda McMahon of Connecticut, who was confirmed by a 81-19 vote to head the Small Business Administration (SBA). Interestingly,

How to keep your employee handbook current (and useful)

For many employers, creating content for employee handbooks and policies isn’t necessarily a challenge. The difficulty actually lies in making sure content stays current, is reflective of the organization, and guides and protects the company and its employees. Here are

Harassment claims, staffing gaps, & compliance news — Genesis HR Selections

Here are this week’s links to a few good stories we found and selected. We feel they might add valuable insights and perspectives for small to midsize businesses. All harassment claims must be taken seriously. Responsive action taken by management

Why salaries don’t need to be a secret

Let’s face it: For most business owners, talking about salaries with employees is uncomfortable. It can become even more uncomfortable when employees have access to information or systems that would allow them to find out salary information about other employees.

Making a difference with “Orchestrating Kids Through Classics”

Last year, I was asked to join the board of the Lexington Symphony, which has been performing for audiences in my hometown for many years. And as I became their newest board member, Lexington Symphony became the newest client to