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Last month, the Boston Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) ruled that members of the Dartmouth men’s basketball team are employees and as such have the right to unionize. Wasting no time, yesterday, the Dartmouth men’s basketball team voted 13-2 to unionize.  Many educational industry onlookers saw this as the necessary…

In the fast-paced landscape of today’s organizations, the missing link that often separates successful ventures from mediocre ones is trust. Trust is the glue that binds leaders with their stakeholders, creating an environment where collaboration thrives, innovation flourishes, and everyone feels valued. To bridge this trust gap, we propose a formula that encapsulates the essence…

CBIZ Health Care Survey Shows Employers Prioritize Recruiting and Retaining Talent in Hot Job Market Survey also finds employers are prioritizing stemming the rising costs of medical plans and the inclusion of mental healthcare services Business Wire CLEVELAND — March 15, 2023 CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ), a leading national provider of insurance, financial and advisory services,…

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced companies to close their doors, sending employees home to work remotely, many leaders worried about the long-tail effects on culture, employee engagement, and morale. As it turns out, some of those concerns were unfounded. Recent research has found that, if anything, the companies that offer remote work options have stronger cultures and higher levels…

Employees have adopted a consumer mindset about who they work for, and the value a company provides to their personal and professional life.  They are focused holistically on the ability to share in cultural matters as part of a broad community effort. Small business leaders must adapt to employee mindfulness about their career experience. With…

By Robert G. Brody and Luis A. Torres   The Biden Administration’s unbridled support of Labor continues.  National Labor Relations  Board (NLRB) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo, the NLRB’s chief prosecutor, released an advice memorandum on May 25, 2022, arguing that the Board has improperly been allowing employers to ban unions from accessing portions of their…

Embracing DEI as Part of Your Recruitment/Retention Strategy More employers have come to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives as a way to improve workplace culture and demonstrate they value their employees as people, not just workers. Harvard Business Review found that 65% of U.S. executives say DEI is a high strategic priority, and…

Panel discussing the issues faced by employers post-pandemic: Vaccine mandates? In-office vs. Remote? Attracting talent? Managing productivity? Changing priorities/ work-life balance demands of employees? Food & Beverages will be provided. Our Panel: Gaby JenkinsPartnerWaypoint Growth Advisors David RubinPartnerNutter McClennen & Fish LLP Amy HigginsVice PresidentHR at Alert Innovation

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Last March, a federal judge ruled The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) was discriminating on the basis of race by only offering grants to minority-owned businesses. This ruling is one in a string of recent court decisions that have declared race-based preference systems illegal. As the crusade to gut affirmative action continues, challenges to employers’…

“Conflicts look bad. I always prepare touchy agenda points with my 2 senior leaders before leadership team meetings. This way senior leadership presents a united front,” recently mentioned the CEO of a 200-people company. Most leadership teams have too few open, healthy conflicts. This makes them less effective, reduces decision quality, and ultimately slows down business…

I wrote earlier about the value a closed loop employee suggestion program can provide. These do provide significant benefits, but there is no need to limit continuous improvement suggestions to those inside the company. Customer and supplier surveys can provide great insights into such opportunities while also enabling the company to collaborate better with key…

During my first visit to one factory, I quickly noticed on a wall in the lobby a collection of cards with employee suggestions – normally a good sign of a facility’s commitment to continuous improvement and employee engagement. A closer look revealed the opposite – improvement ideas that were months and even quarters old without…

Wealth managers and financial industry observers have pointed out that we are in the midst of a great wealth transfer driven by Baby Boomers. As Boomers (the generation born between 1946 and 1964) have aged, the savings and investments they worked hard to accumulate are now passing via inheritance to younger generations. Yet, what happens…

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