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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9 Ways to Prepare Employees for the Holiday Season

Whether you’re in retail and preparing for the seasonal rush — or you’re in an industry that slows to a crawl during the holiday season — preparing employees for the upcoming festivities and challenges can be key to a healthy, productive workforce.

The Small Business Guide to FSAs for 2020

As a small business owner, offering an FSA to employees is a win-win. It helps reduce the tax burden for both employees and employers, plus minimizes out-of-pocket spending on healthcare items.

How Small Businesses Can Adapt to the Widening Skills Gap [Infographic]

There are over a million more jobs available in the U.S. than workers to fill them. Here’s how small businesses can fill the widening skills gap.

Holiday Gifts Employees Will Love for 2022

As the year comes to a close, look for new ways to give holiday gifts to bring on the holiday cheer that meet the needs of all staffers.

Low Pay is the #1 Reason for Job Dissatisfaction Among Gen Zers

Get ready for Gen Z! With 9 million Gen Z-ers already in the workforce, companies are looking at how they can attract the next generation of talent.

What Does Gen Z Want From a Job?

Pay and benefits rank high for Gen Z workers, but there are creative ways to give your small business an edge while hiring new talent

6 Ways You Know Your Small Business is a Success

How do you know if your small business is a success? Increased profits? More customers? Hiring new staff?

How to Make Wellness Programs Work for Your Small Business

See the different ways you can make wellness programs work for your small business

The Top 5 HR Headaches (and How to Solve Them!)

Open enrollment, time management, an inbox with 1,000s of unread messages — we've got some tips on how to manage these day-to-day HR headaches.

What Employers Need to Know About Wrongful Termination Claims

Navigating terminations can be tricky. Even when you think you have all bases covered, a former worker could file a wrongful termination claim.