Do’s and Don’ts for Workplace Outings

Workplace Outings typically put HR and Business Owners on guard. Very few focus on summer workplace outings, even though they both are culprits for sexual harassment, drinking, and making others feel uncomfortable. We are more accustomed to focusing on holiday parties. Here are some do’s and don’ts to help you have fun! If you choose …

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10 Steps to a Smoother Termination


Terminating an employee is never a pleasant task. However terminations are a necessary part of managing a business. Before you act to discharge an employee, you need to take into account legal considerations under federal and state law. In Massachusetts state law defines “at-will” employment status. This concept frequently is misconstrued to mean that an …

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Documenting Employee Relations Issues

documenting employee relations issues

Employee relations issues are a daily occurrence in business.  Every individual shares a certain relationship with his co-workers in the workplace. The relationship is either great – luke-warm, or bad. The relationship can be between anyone in the organization – between co-workers, between an employee and his/her superior, between two members of management, etc. It …

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Remove Bad Habits with an HR Audit

Remove Bad Habits with an HR Audit

Do you have a few bad habits to fix? Perhaps you started off your business without any: policies or procedures; onboarding or termination systems; job descriptions or hiring practices; disciplinary or performance guidelines. Sound familiar? We offer a tool to help you remove these few bad habits.  It is called an HR Audit. “When you don’t know, what you …

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment

Allegations of sexual harassment are on the news daily.  Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, Roy Moore, Mario Batali are just a few of the names we heard. The call comes in, the employee knocks on your door . . . “I have a situation.”  This is a typical call that Consultants, Business Owners, and Human Resource …

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Discipline – Guidance for Business Owners & Managers

Discipline is one of the hardest parts of a Manager or Supervisors job. Why do you ask? Because many Managers or Supervisors don’t know how to handle the confrontation. In my vast HR Career, I have been asked how to handle the employee attendance, the tardiness, and the day-to-day infractions over and over again. In …

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