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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Training Employees to Recognize and Prevent Sexual Harassment

When workers are subjected to sexual harassment, engagement, productivity and morale suffer. It can be a touchy subject, but it's important. Keep reading to learn more about how to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.

Training Employees to Recognize and Prevent Discrimination

Discrimination can occur when an employee is subjected to offensive, intimidating, humiliating, or threatening actions or comments based on their protected class. Is discrimination lurking around your business culture?

Which Employees Aren’t Pulling Their Weight?

Do you have a worker who’s slacking at your organization? Discover how to identify and work with staff members who aren’t doing their fair share.

Encouraging Employees to Take Risks

Empowering employees to take risks benefits the company and the staff. Find out more about how and why to encourage safe risk-taking among your workers.

What Employers Need to Know About Employee Peer Reviews

For many companies, the next evolution in the performance review process is to include reviews from coworkers as well as management.

What Are 2-Way Performance Reviews?

A 2-way performance review evaluates the employee from the manager’s point of view as well as from the employee’s. Find out how it can benefit your company.

How to Investigate a Claim of Sexual Harassment

A respectful, professional culture does not tolerate sexual harassment. It’s critically important to investigate and resolve the charge immediately.

What Is Labor Hoarding — and How Can It Help Your Business?

If you’ve never heard of or considered labor hoarding in the past, it might be a trend worth considering.

Is Workplace Impostor Syndrome Helping Your Company?

Workplace impostor syndrome may seem negative, but some research suggests it may be somewhat favorable for business.

Should Your Company Have an HR Professional On-staff or Outsource?

If your company doesn’t need a full- or part-time HR professional on staff, you don’t have to run the risk of doing without expert advice. Outsourcing HR might be the right fit for any business. But how do you know? This article will help you.