August 21, 2017

HSA Information for Small Employers

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Are you a small business employer here in Gilbert, AZ? If so you might be interested to know about the: Small Employer Deductible Limit Repeal The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) initially limited deductibles to $2,000 for self-only coverage and $4,000 for family coverage for … [Read more...]

Turn Stress into Success in the Office

Stress

We all have stress and sometimes the pressure gets to the point that you think you might explode. This is not an unusual emotion for professionals not just in the office but anywhere in life.  The conflicts and stress of watching out for employees and assisting management can be overwhelming.Add … [Read more...]

Office Leadership Lessons from Celebrity Apprentice

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I don’t know if any of you watch any of the Apprentice series with Donald Trump. The last season was the Celebrity Apprentice (you can watch for free on Hulu.com). There are so many lessons to be learned. In fact, I would even recommend watching at an office staff meeting and have an open discussion … [Read more...]

Helping Office Employees Adapt to Change

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We always enjoy the OWA’s One Minute Mentor emails and thought we would share this one as it is particularly relevant during this challenging economic period. Helping office employees adapt to change. We all face change – more often than not. Office staff changes, downsizing, reorganizing and … [Read more...]

Change is Not Always Difficult

Change

This is relevant whether you are in a small mom and pop office or large business.  In corporate life, at least, change is not only the ‘only constant’ but it is also frequently a thorn in one’s side! You know that it is necessary, but how are you going to get people to go along with it and welcome … [Read more...]

Prune Dead Wood and Let Employees Shine

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“Stop avoiding conflict and prune the dead wood.” Author Tom Peters concurs when he writes: “Give a lot, expect a lot, and if you don’t get it, prune.” The truth is that some turnover – of the people who aren’t contributing – is good. But low performers, once surrounded by other low performers, … [Read more...]

What to Look for in a New Office Hire

New Employee

A new office employee is a big investment and knowing when you have found the right candidate is vital and is one of the most important aspect of Human Resource responsibilities. This means more than following your instincts. Supervisors need to know what important criteria to look for in new … [Read more...]

Avoiding Legal Hassles with Employees

One of the responsibilities I had as an executive working for an optical company with many employees was having to be sure that we avoided legal troubles particularly from within! Usually, any legal problems were a result of employees feeling they were treated unfairly and could have been avoided.  … [Read more...]