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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HR 101:  The ABCs of the FLSA

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) covers four main areas of employment law: wages, employee job classification, overtime, and child labor.

HR 101: The ABCs of EEO and Civil Rights

The EEOC often receives reports of patterns of unwelcome or derogatory comments, jokes, gestures, or behavior as forms of harassment.

Forced Arbitration Prohibited in Sexual Harassment Cases Based on New Law

At the Act's enactment, about 60 million Americans were under an employment contract that required mandatory arbitration before a claim could be filed for harassment.

In Today’s Competitive Market, Are Annual Pay Raises Too Little, Too Late?

Use these simple methods to retain employees, even if your budget is tight.

Is Time-to-Hire Hurting Your Recruitment Efforts?

Recruiters and hiring managers can avoid a long hiring process by taking these steps.

Spotting Potential in Job Candidates

Look for these skills and characteristics when hiring employees.

20 Low- or No-Cost Summer Perks Employees Love

Employees will love these budget-friendly summer morale boosters.

Developing Leaders: How to Help Employees Transition to Management

Discover how to choose and train staff members for leadership positions at work.

Recognizing and Building Employee EQ/Emotional Intelligence

Use these tips to identify and boost emotional intelligence among your workers.

Gamification in Training: Learning That’s Engaging and Retained

These are the top reasons and methods for incorporating gamification into your employee onboarding and development.