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 Headaches Series: When Older Leaders Don’t Understand Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In this week’s HR Headaches post, we discuss how to convince senior management to invest in, and value, DEI.

Doing More With Less: Workforce Reductions

If you’re looking for ways to grow your business with fewer hands on deck, follow these tips.

How to Write a Policy on Substance Abuse in the Workplace (Free Template)

Here are tips on how to create and enforce a strong policy on prohibiting working while impaired — plus a sample template you can customize for your business.

5 Creative Ways to Make Sure Your Best Employees Stick Around

Here are budget-friendly ways to retain your top talent.

10 Ways to Retain Employees

Is your business experiencing high turnover? If so, consider implementing these tips.

Support Employee Mental Health in These 5 Ways

Here are 5 tips for helping your workers improve their mental health.

Doing More With Less: Growing Your Business in Uncertain Times

The outlook for SMBs is beginning to brighten and many business owners are thinking about how to grow in the coming year.

The Pros and Cons of Self-Service Payroll

Considering outsourcing payroll? Take a look at this list of pros and cons.

Steal These Leadership Quotes: Timeless Advice for Employee Motivation

Hear from famous thought leaders on how to motivate and support your talent, and drive your business to success.

5 Ways to Free Up Your Time With People Operations

Outsourcing certain systems can help your company put drudgework aside and focus on growth and development.