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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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.

How to Tackle Job Insecurity in Your Workforce

If you want to combat job insecurity and boost employee confidence in the company, your internal communications should be frequent and proud.

How to Create Physical Requirements Sheets for Every Position in Your Company

Physical (or Occupational) Demand Sheets reflect the bodily and mental capacity necessary to perform the position's essential functions.

Does Your Company Need a CHRO?

The chief human resources officer is an integral part of strategic operations. Find out if your business would benefit from having someone in this role.

How to Make Training Work for Every Employee Based on Their Learning Style

Here’s how to factor in different styles of learning so that the training you provide to workers is impactful for them — and cost-effective for your business.

What Is Internal Mobility and How Can It Work for Your Company?

The opportunity to move around in a company builds engagement and loyalty in employees. Learn more about how and why to hire from within.

Building Collaboration Skills for Individuals and Teams

Working collaboratively increases employee efficiency and success, leading to increased job satisfaction. Here are tips for building these skills among your staff.

Speak Out Act Invalidates Sexual Harassment/Assault NDAs

President Biden recently signed the Speak Out Act which became law on December 7, 2022. The Act will free victims of sexual abuse and harassment in the workplace to talk about their experiences.

What Is Cross-Training and How Can It Benefit Your Company and Employees?

Cross-training is a best practice that every employer should leverage. Discover top tips for how to implement a successful cross-training program.

What’s Keeping Your Employees From Resigning?

Retention has always been important to business, but these days, it’s mission-critical. A recent survey revealed the exact factors that are keeping workers on board.