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How Can I Prepare My Organization for Success During and After COVID-19?

HR Question: As my business continues to feel the impact of COVID-19, how can I prepare my organization for success after COVID-19 – even if we face a second wave? HR Answer: Although there are national and state-wide efforts to re-open the economy and relax restrictions, businesses and employees continue to feel the effects of COVID-19. […]

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The ABC’s of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I)

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” ~ Joseph Campbell “…and not being penalized for it.” ~ Robin Shabazz, JD   By Robin Throckmorton, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP: Last week, I had the honor of emceeing the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce’s Top Talent event – “The ABC’s of DE&I.” I can confidently […]

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Systemic Racism: How Can I Fight It?

HR Question: The longstanding systemic racism and racial injustice against Black Americans is causing turmoil in my community – with my friends, with my family, and with my coworkers.  What can my organization do to activate solutions to promote progress against systemic racism? How can I be a part of the solution through my workplace […]

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How to Handle Political Talk During the Work Day

HR Question: Since it’s an election year (not to mention one during an unprecedented pandemic), the conversations between my employees are becoming increasingly political. How do I handle this political talk either in the office or with remote workers during office hours? HR Answer: It’s natural that conversations amongst team members can quickly turn political […]

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Am I Able to Make Changes to My FSA Due to COVID-19?

Thank you to Shelly Hodges-Konys, CBC, Director of Compliance with HORAN for her contribution to this HR Question of the Week! HR Question: I have heard that I am able to make changes to my Flexible Spending Account (FSA) mid-year due to COVID-19?  Is this true and what are the requirements of such a change? […]

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Do I Need to Adjust My COBRA Process Due to COVID-19?

HR Question: I’ve seen several changes in employee benefits and programs as a result of the pandemic. Do I need to adjust my COBRA process due to COVID-19? HR Answer: Yes, due to COVID-19, there have been many changes to group health plans, pension plans, and other welfare plans, such as COBRA, FMLA, and more. […]

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Characteristics of Strong Leadership During COVID-19

HR Question: As a result of COVID-19, many business leaders will be put to the test as their businesses have had to stop, reassess, pivot, and restart parts of or all of their operations in a flash. What are some characteristics of strong leadership during COVID-19? HR Answer: During a crisis, leadership characteristics and values […]


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