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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The Top 5 HR Headaches (and How to Solve Them!)

Open enrollment, time management, an inbox with 1,000s of unread messages — we've got some tips on how to manage these day-to-day HR headaches.

What Employers Need to Know About Wrongful Termination Claims

Navigating terminations can be tricky. Even when you think you have all bases covered, a former worker could file a wrongful termination claim.

As Open Enrollment Nears, Healthcare Robocall Scams on the Rise

Don't fall into the robocall trap! Small to medium size business employees are the new target in a scam to sell you health insurance.

What to Say When Terminating an Employee (with Sample Scripts)

Separating an employee is never easy – for the worker or the HR staff member. The challenge is to conduct the meeting in a professional way that not only protects the rights of the business, but those of the employee as well.

The Right Way to Terminate an Employee for Poor Performance

A guide on how to terminate an employee who isn't meeting performance goals

What are the different types of employee terminations?

Voluntary, involuntary, at-will — we break down the types of separation from employment

10 Steps for Stress-free Open Enrollment Administration

Like clockwork, open enrollment is here. We have 10 steps to make the process as easy as possible for you and your employees.

The Small Business Guide to Open Enrollment

It's every HR professional's favorite time of year — open enrollment! Use this guide to navigate important dates, learn how to modify or add coverage, and learn about tax credits.

How to Create a Mentorship Program (And Why You Should)

Mentorship programs are a win-win for everyone involved. But it can be a lot of work. Learn how to design a mentorship program, and what questions you should ask yourself before you begin.

Open Enrollment FAQ: 2019 Enrollment for 2020 Coverage

As open enrollment 2020 nears, we put together some answers to commonly asked questions about the process