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.

174 articles

Reopening Offices: Best Practices for Building Employee Trust

Provide comfort and security to your employees as they return to the office by implementing the correct messaging, policies, and actions.

Reimagining New Hire Onboarding Post-COVID-19

For many companies, the need to hire workers hasn’t changed — but hiring processes have.

A Guide to Open Enrollment: How Does it Work?

If you’re an employer who’s new to open enrollment, here’s a primer for you.

8 Challenges Small Business HR Professionals Face in 2020

2020 has brought its fair share of obstacles. Here’s how HR staff can be ready to tackle whatever comes their way and come out stronger.

New HR Policies Amidst America Reopening Businesses

How should HR staff and business owners continue to respond to COVID-19, and better prepare for the future?

7 Things Only HR Professionals Would Understand

An in-depth look into one of the most behind-the-scenes departments.

5 Reasons Your Employees May Dislike Their Benefits Package

Benefits are critical for both employees and employers. Here’s what to do if your workers are unhappy with their benefits package.

Trump Signs 4 Executive Orders as Stimulus Talks Stall: But Will It Include a Second Stimulus Check?

4 takeaways from Trump's executive orders, and what it means for small businesses and the workforce

Why Your Employees May Be Unhappy About Health Benefits Plans

You don’t want your workers making the wrong choices for their health plans. Here’s how to help your employees find the right coverage and improve their wellbeing.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Deadline is Extended to Saturday, August 8

The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) now have until Saturday, August 8, to apply.