Steven Sweeney

HR and the Big Disconnect; Understanding why employees are leaving

There’s no end in sight to the turnover tsunami. Is the Great Resignation going to slow down in 2022? It doesn’t look that way. According to a new survey, 48.1 percent of employees were looking to leave their jobs in the next 90 days. (Source: talent marketplace platform Gloat) Many employers are at a loss. …

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The Great Resignation

The Great Resignation: 3 essential HR approaches for employers

The Great Resignation is plaguing employers of all sizes and throughout most industries. Are you poised to retain and hire quality talent? Employees are jumping ship in record numbers, but many are accepting new jobs only to realize that they’ve made a huge mistake. It happens to the best of us. It’s human nature to …

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HR lessons from 2021

HR lessons from 2021: High hopes and positive reflections

I’m a glass half full kind of person. So, like all optimists—and probably everyone else—I’m eager to put the negative aspects of 2021 in the rear-view mirror. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not downplaying the challenges. My team and I have coached small business owners through the most difficult period anyone of us can remember. …

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holiday stress in the workplace

Eight tips for managing holiday stress in the workplace

Holiday Stress is here…As if 2021 hasn’t been difficult enough, the majority of Americans are bracing for additional worry and tension this holiday season. But there are solutions. In a normal year, almost half of all women and a third of men say they are more stressed around the holidays (Source: American Psychological Association). There …

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Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Employees

Vaccinated and unvaccinated employees: HR considerations for a vexing issue

With many businesses calling employees back to the worksite or eyeing the calendar for return dates, a new wrinkle in office politics is emerging. What’s happening? Rising tensions between vaccinated and unvaccinated employees is adding stress to an already nerve-wracking year. The problems often arise when employers establish separate standards for vaccinated and unvaccinated employees. …

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