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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Working While Impaired: Are Employees Putting Your Company at Risk?

To minimize risk, business leaders must be alert to the warning signs of an impaired worker and be ready to respond immediately.

How Do You Handle Employees Working While Impaired — Whether Remotely or On-site?

For businesses, impaired workers pose a significant risk to themselves, others, and the company.

How to Help Employees Manage Stress

In addition to the personal toll stress takes, there is a cost to business in terms of engagement, productivity, and money. Try these tips to reduce workers’ stress.

How to Investigate a Claim of Discrimination

Confidentiality must be maintained for the company to come to a successful resolution of the discrimination claim.

10 Ways to Help Employees (and Yourself) Beat the Afternoon Slump

The afternoon slump is real. Try these tips for keeping energy and productivity levels up after lunch at work.

Identifying High-Risk-for-Flight Employees and Retaining Them

Market conditions are putting a squeeze on businesses. These, along with whatever other conditions are being felt, make retaining existing talent more critical than ever.

HR Headaches: Budget for Higher Salary Increases for 2023

While the expense of salary increases will rise, it may still offset the budget cost of attrition — particularly in a competitive market.

How Will California’s Fast Food Council Bill Affect QSRs Across the Country?

As currently written, AB257 will go into effect after labor groups secure signatures from 10,000 fast-food restaurant employees.

Ramifications of Employees Posting TikTok Videos

You may encourage employees to participate in certain TikTok challenges, like song and dance or mannequin videos to post, but should you draw a line?

10 Ways to Make November a Month of Employee Appreciation

November reminds us to be thankful, but we shouldn’t let gratitude be a once-a-year event. Here are 10 ways to show appreciation to your staff.