Leading During a Pandemic

Leading an organization right now can feel like driving to a destination you’re not sure exists on a road that’s changing right before you. In this situation, we need to accept that the typical ways of leading a team may not prove successful. The simple question of what success looks like right now isn’t easy to answer with either clarity or …

Five Tips for Effective Meetings

Everyone loves effective meetings. If you want to get a snapshot of your organization’s efficiency and the health of its culture, look at your meetings. Are they efficient and productive? Do their results justify the time and expense? Are meetings an occasion for collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and team-building? Or are they a waste of time and a cause of needless frustration? …

Embracing Generational Differences at Work

“Not Wrong, Not Right, Just Different!” was the message from Dennis Danilewicz, CPP, in his lunch presentation at the APA Capital Summit, held on March 27-28 in Washington, D.C. Danilewicz is the Senior Director of Disbursement Services at the New York University Langone Medical Center. His talk focused on understanding the impact of five generations of employees in the workplace. …

Federal Laws by Employee Size – are you compliant?

With a growing small business, compliance is just one of many things on your to-do list, behind hiring, customer acquisition, and managing day-to-day operations. Here’s a brief checklist of some major federal laws you’ll need to tackle at different employee thresholds in your growth. 1+ Employee Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), via DoL Employers must properly classify and pay employees a corresponding minimum …

What to Expect If Your State or City Passes Paid Sick Leave

While only five states and the District of Columbia have passed paid sick leave laws, more and more municipalities—most recently Los Angeles, San Diego, and Chicago—are passing ordinances that require employers to provide paid sick time. Paid sick leave is clearly a trend—one we can expect to continue. While each paid sick leave law has its own quirks and details, …

Succession Planning: Planning for Tomorrow Today

Succession planning is a process for identifying and developing internal candidates with the potential to fill key business leadership positions within the organization. It increases the availability of experienced and capable employees that are prepared to assume these roles as they become available. Thus, “replacement planning” for key roles is the core of succession planning. Proactive and effective succession planning …