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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12 Questions to Ask when Outsourcing Payroll

Finding the right payroll provider requires time, research, and all the right questions. Here are some questions to ask when outsourcing payroll.

5 Tax Breaks & Benefits for Small Business in 2019

Good news for small businesses: here are five 2019 tax breaks and benefits that you should know about heading into the new yar.

The Growing Presence of AI in the Workplace

Many employees are wary of the idea of AI in the workplace-- but small businesses might already be using it in ways they don't expect.

The Legalities of Wage Garnishments

Wage garnishments are court orders that require a business to deduct, or garnish, an employee's wages in order to pay a debt.

How to Build a Company Around Pay Transparency

There are pros and cons to adopting a pay transparency policy. Here's what you should know about compensation management before trying radical transparency.

Measuring HR: Bringing People Analytics to Human Resources

What's one of the biggest HR trends to expect in 2019? Using people analytics to start measuring HR decisions, from recruitment to compensation and more.

Your Employee Missed Open Enrollment for Health Insurance. Now What?

When open enrollment ends, we know you'll receive an influx of employee questions about their options to sign up for healthcare. Here's what to tell them.

How Do Small Business Owners Get Paid?

Small business owners have a lot to think about-- usually their first thought is not how they will be paid. But this is an important step.

The Skinny on Owner’s Draw for Small Business

What’s an “owner’s draw” and how does it work to benefit the business and the owner? t's a paycheck for the owner, but it's a bit more complex than that.

What Small Businesses Need to Know About Unused Sick Leave

Sick leave is one of the most common forms of employee leave offered to workers. Allowing workers to recover from an illness or injury before they return to work not only benefits the employee, it benefits the company. Paid sick time is not a requirement at the federal level: there are no nationwide laws requiring […]