Take steps to recruit and retain employees

Which Western Slope industry has the highest need for employees right now? Health care? Food service and hospitality? Education? Transportation? In reality, every sector in the region is in dire need of employees —  and job seekers and current employees know it. What are some of the causes of this situation? Enhanced unemployment and COVID-19 […]

Managing an outbreak: HR Q&A

As a human resource management professional, I receive calls and emails every day from colleagues around the country. The coronavirus outbreak has forced businesses to juggle everything from orders to close, to caring for employees at risk of becoming sick to maintaining relationships with customers to avoiding bankruptcy. I’ve compiled a few frequently asked questions […]

RSVP for HR assistance

Small business owners didn’t previously have to worry about discrimination charges because federal laws didn’t apply to their operations. Neither the Civil Rights Act of 1964 nor American with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to businesses with fewer than 15 employees. But recent state legislation in Colorado is expected to affect small businesses in a fundamental […]

Eight rules for building successful teams

Many people hate team projects, and understandably so. When you bring individuals from different backgrounds, cultures, experiences, ethical values, ethnicities and religions together, conflict is bound to occur. Some people are pushy and some apathetic. Some stubbornly cling to their own agendas, while some lazy free-riders think they can skip out on the work and […]