Riia O'Donnell

Riia O’Donnell is a Human Resource professional with over 15 years of hands-on experience in every discipline of the field. A subject matter expert, she has written for the online HR market for over 8 years. Her first job, at age 15, was working the early morning shift at a local bakery on weekends.

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From Coworker to Boss: Helping Newly Promoted Employees Transition to Management

If you have an employee that's transitioning to a management role, here's how to equip them with tools and training to help them thrive.

HR Headaches: Confidential Information Has Leaked

If confidential information has leaked in your organization, here are ways to control the damage, stop it from spreading, and prevent it from occurring again.

Why You Should Consider Offering More Than Minimum Wage

Paying workers more than minimum wage can help reduce your payroll costs long term. Here's how.

The New Role of People Ops Leaders: Should HR Report To Finance or Operations?

Learn about where HR teams have been, where they should be today, and the value they bring to organizations.

HR Headaches: How Can I Boost Low Morale?

Low morale can spread like wildfire and be costly for your business.

Top 12 HR Skills Employers Want (and Need)

Here are the top 12 characteristics that are important to screen for when looking for HR talent.

Why Automated Open Enrollment Beats Manual Every Time (Free Worksheet)

Use this worksheet to help you determine how many hours you spend on manual versus automated open enrollment.

HR Headaches: My Manager Wants to Be Copied On All Emails

Managers who demand to be copied on all emails may be contributing to a work environment filled with pressure and distrust.

HR Headaches: My Boss Wants to Change My Job Duties to Ones I Don’t Want

Here's how to approach changing job duties — as an employer and an employee.

How Has COVID-19 Changed Open Enrollment for 2022?

Here's how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts your business and workforce this open enrollment season.