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What is a stay interview, & why do you need one?

When you’re spending up to 200% of an employee’s salary just to find the right person for your organization, retaining the new hire you just invested in is crucial. Beyond onboarding and training in the first weeks of employment, many

Building brand awareness, setting goals, & the importance of your people—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. We have all heard the phrase “People Are Your Greatest Asset”—but are

Contemplating corporate culture: It may not be as simple as you think

In a recent attempt to repeal and replace The Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), President Trump drew a lot of notice when he said “Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” Yes, health care is complicated. But

How long do you need to keep HR paperwork?

One of the most common questions we’re asked  is, “How long do I need to keep this HR paperwork?” And it’s a great question—destroying records you should be holding on to could land you in serious legal trouble. Conversely, keeping

Management & leadership aren’t the same thing—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. Oftentimes, management and leadership are terms that are used interchangeably. Not a

Disaster plans, engaged employees, & wellness programs – 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. Most new businesses do not survive the first five years, and those

3 things employers need to know about office romances

When I first started thinking about this article, I found a hilarious and apropos article called Songs For Ill-Advised Office Romances. While the story made me chuckle, it also made me pretty uncomfortable—and it highlighted why I needed to write

Is change on the horizon for companies partnering with PEOs in Massachusetts?

Recently, I was rummaging through my office in a half-hearted attempt to do a little cleaning when I stumbled across an article I wrote for the Boston Business Journal in 1995. The article cited the need for regulation of the

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