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 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 2019

Stuck on what to give your employees for the holidays this year? Here are gifts ideas to make every worker happy

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.

As Open Enrollment Nears, Healthcare Robocall Scams on the Rise

Don't fall into the robocall trap! Small to medium size business employees are the new target in a scam to sell you health insurance.

What to Say When Terminating an Employee (with Sample Scripts)

Separating an employee is never easy – for the worker or the HR staff member. The challenge is to conduct the meeting in a professional way that not only protects the rights of the business, but those of the employee as well.