Another #SHRM18 Report

The final day of the #SHRM18 conference started with a presentation and question and answer session by and between Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. For those of you not familiar with Sandberg, she is the chief operating officer of Facebook and founder of Leanin.org. She is an outspoken advocate for women in the workplace and …

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A New Frontier at Work: Balancing the Scales for Employee Well-Being

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. We live in an age where the meaning of work-life balance is slowly diminishing. Most workplaces value employees not only for their work, but for their dedication and constant commitment to the job. For many, this means long hours, lots of in-office face time …

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Case for Paid Sick Leave: Why It's Necessary

Today’s post is from SocialMonsters.org Earlier this year, President Obama proposed legislation that would give workers seven days a year of paid sick leave. And a desperate need for paid sick leave exists — 39 percent of workers today are currently going without, according to The Washington Post. What’s even more disturbing is that the …

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How to Handle PTO as a Small Business

Although the law does not dictate that all companies must provide their employees with built-in vacation time, some small businesses are finding creative, cost-effective ways to offer their employees added benefits and PTO. The U.S. is the only advanced economy that does not legally require companies to provide any vacation time, under the Fair Labor …

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How Much Vacation Time Should You Offer?

As a consultant to small business I frequently get asked how much vacation is “the right amount.” So when offered this guest post I felt I should post this. By Donna Stewart, writer for SocialMonsters.org How much paid time off is fair to give to your employees? How much is fair to your business and …

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Mandated Sick Days- Kennedy At It Again

Ted Kennedy, the senior senator from Massachusetts, is getting ready to introduce the “Healthy Families Act”, a bill that would require organizations with 15 or more full-time employees to provide at least seven days of paid sick leave every year. Additionally, the bill “also would lock-in existing leave benefits, such as “paid time off” (PTO) …

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