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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What is Constructive Discharge and How Can It Hurt Your Business? 

Constructive discharge is, in effect, an involuntary resignation.

Setting Goals: Assuring Employees They Can Achieve and Celebrate

Setting goals gives staff members ownership of their success and the success of the company. Discover how to utilize goal-setting as a strategic management tool.

Why Learning to Delegate Is Good for Managers and Staff  

Delegating effectively is vital for managers who want more time to work on other tasks — plus, there are benefits for employees. Here are helpful tips for how to accomplish this.

What is Disparate Impact? Unintended Discrimination and Company Policies

A best practice is to understand what disparate impact is, how it may occur, and how to change policies to avoid it.

HR 101: The ABCs of FMLA

Companies are required to provide FMLA leave if they have at least 50 employees within a 75-mile radius of their business.

Talent: Build It or Buy It?

Remote or hybrid work options may be the tipping point in your favor if you can offer them to your existing and new talent.

7 Recruitment Mistakes to Avoid 

Avoiding these 7 major recruitment mistakes can help refine your process so you capture the best talent your company can afford in your area.

Why Detail Orientation Is a Top Soft Skill — and How to Spot It

Employees who are highly detail-oriented get their work done accurately and reliably — and are great brand ambassadors for your organization. Here’s what to look for to verify this desirable skill.

What Are Protected Classes? Discrimination in the Workplace

Research shows a diverse workforce is a more dynamic, profitable environment for business and a more attractive workplace for staff and potential hires.

What is Disparate Treatment? Discrimination in the Workplace

Worker’s rights begin at the recruitment process — even before an employee is hired. At every stage of employment, disparate treatment can occur.