Nicole Roder

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Nicole Roder

Nicole is a freelance writer specializing in health, mental health, and parenting issues. Her work has appeared in Today's Parent, Crixeo, Grok Nation, Chesapeake Family LIFE, and the Baltimore Sun, among others.


June 24, 2019

How to Reduce Employee Turnover? 3 Academic Models to Learn and Steal From

Employee turnover is a costly proposition for business. In a plentiful applicant market, replacing staff can be lengthy and expensive. In a tight applicant market it can have devastating effects on productivity and profit. Creating an environment where staff is engaged with their company, work and peers is achievable. Some established motivational (and de-motivational) models […]


June 20, 2019

The Onboarding Documents You Need to Collect and Keep

If you run an organization that employs people, you should know that the hiring and onboarding processes come with a lot of paperwork. In fact, you may collect employee documents during onboarding and throughout the employment period. As the employer, it is your responsibility to keep employee records safe. Improper storage or sharing of employee […]


June 17, 2019

What Is Employee Turnover (and Why It Matters)

At some point, if your business is more than one person, you’re likely to deal with employee turnover. According to a Gallup’s 2015 Workforce Panel study, 51% of employees are actively looking for a new job at any given time. If and when any of those people actually leave, the cost isn’t trivial. And they […]


June 6, 2019

Why Structured Onboarding Matters When Battling Employee Turnover

Employee turnover is a killer. After you’ve gone to the trouble to recruit, hire and onboard a qualified worker, losing that talent hurts productivity and — ultimately — profitably. But what causes high employee turnover rates? And how can you reduce them? There are many reasons an employee might leave his or her job. Not […]

new legislation could positively affect cannabis payroll

April 24, 2019

New Legislation to Potentially Support Cannabis Payroll Federally

Americans’ attitudes toward marijuana use are changing rapidly, and state laws are reflecting that reality. In 2019, nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of Americans say that marijuana should be legalized. As luck would have it, many of them live in states where it has been. A total of 33 states allow medical marijuana use, and in […]

student loans assistance programs

April 22, 2019

Trending Work Perks: A Breakdown of Student Loan Assistance Programs

Generation Z has hit the workplace in full force. According to some estimates, Gen Z, or “nexters,” make up about 20 percent of the global workforce. That number is even higher for entry-level positions. (You know, the positions you most often need to hire people to fill.) Nexters bring a number of new dynamics to […]

how to write an internship offer letter

April 18, 2019

What to Include in Your Internship Offer Letter

For college students looking to beef up their qualifications with professional experience, internships can be invaluable. They get on-the-job training, college credit, and that all-important bullet point on their resumes. Often, internships can lead to full-time jobs after graduation. Employers have just as many reasons to love internships. You can hire young professionals at the […]

seasonal employees

April 17, 2019

How Many Hours Can Seasonal Employees Work Before Needing Insurance?

If your company hires college students or other seasonal workers for the summer, you might be wondering whether or not the law requires you to provide health insurance to them. If you are an Applicable Large Employer (ALE) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you should already know that you have medical benefits obligations to […]

respectful workplace: talking about transgender rights

April 15, 2019

Fostering a Respectful Workplace: Transgender Education Trainings

“Leadership is the most important element for change, and that includes fostering workplaces that have an inclusive culture and that enhance cross-cultural awareness and skills through communication, training, and education. This is the starting point for any meaningful change in creating fair workplaces.” — Freada Kapor Klein, Giving Notice: Why the Best and the Brightest […]

How to calculate your employee retention rate

April 4, 2019

Does Your Company Have a Healthy Employee Retention Rate?

How much money are you losing due to attrition? Turnover is expensive for any employer. But in today’s tight labor market, the cost of losing your best employees is even higher. You have to invest in hiring and training a replacement. But you also lose the value that those former employees were producing for your […]

a woman practicing good communication in the workplace

March 25, 2019

How to Improve Communication in Your Workplace

When was the last time you opened your email inbox at work and found nothing but clear, useful messages? If you’re like most people, you probably can’t remember. Research shows that most people spend 13 hours of their workweek dealing with emails. But only 38% of the emails that end up in their inboxes are […]

what is organizational learning?

March 19, 2019

What is Organizational Learning (And Why is it Important?)

Here’s a common situation: your sales have flatlined in the last two years because you’re still doing business the same way you did when you first opened your doors twenty years ago. Sound familiar? There’s something missing. The sophisticated ideas and processes that you need to inject some life into your business can be summed […]