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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How to Plan Your Next Business Quarter

A strategic business plan for the short-term — like the upcoming quarter — with achievable goals can serve as an important road map for you and your team to follow.

Use This Benefits Compliance Calendar to Keep You Organized

Organizations that offer group health coverage for their workers are subject to compliance requirements throughout the year. Use a compliance calendar to stay on top of important deadlines.

Gross Salary vs. Net Pay: How to Help Employees Maximize Their Take-home Pay

Do your employees understand what’s being deducted from their paychecks, and are they maximizing their take-home pay?

New Form I-9 Requirements for Employers Goes Into Effect May 1, 2020

Form I-9 verifies an employee’s identity and their authorization to legally work in the U.S. Find out what new requirements are coming

7 Tips to Increase Employee Productivity

Employee productivity affects your bottom line. Here are 7 tips on how to increase it across your workplace.

What Is a W-3 Form? And Do I Have to File One?

You may have recently filed W-3 forms. What are they, and why do we need to file them?

Understanding 2020 US Federal Minimum Wage Laws

Federal minimum wage is set at $7.25, but many states, counties, and cities have their own mandates

Are There Options for Employees Who Miss Open Enrollment?

If you have employees who have missed the open enrollment deadline, you may want to find ways to help. We have advice on what to do and what not to do if your employee missed open enrollment.

How to Handle Concerns About Coronavirus (And All Viruses) In the Workplace

The coronavirus provides employers with the opportunity to discuss wellness in the workplace and make changes to help keep employees healthier