Robert Lentz

What if you made your organization’s mission statement into something more like a pre-game locker room speech?

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Whenever employment tax specialist Mindy Mayo offers her latest webinar on expense reimbursements, we can expect a lively Q&A session, as the gray areas in the IRS’ expectations never stop coming. From recent sessions we’ve collected a handful of the most pertinent questions and Mindy’s responses to them.

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We all know that an employee handbook confined to paper form can be tedious and expensive to update, but the reasons to consider a switch to an electronic format go far beyond cost and time considerations. “I really can’t emphasize one thing enough,” employment law attorney Anniken Davenport told a webinar audience in January, “which is that a properly implemented electronic version will allow management to track which employee accessed which section of the handbook, and when.”

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What can you do to stave off that toxicity before it overwhelms the place you live five days a week?

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Speaker and author Jay Forte is a results-oriented kind of guy, so he doesn’t think you have reason to worry that remote workers might become underperformers—as long as everyone knows what’s expected from day one.

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With 1 in 3 workers now over the age of 50, and a “brain drain” coming in which there are simply not enough younger people to fill jobs vacated by retirement, the time is now to boost older employees to maximum productivity as they segue slowly out of the company.

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In her recent webinar, Marie McIntyre, Ph.D., outlined for the audience the most bone-headed mistakes leaders and managers make when it’s time to shake things up.

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Amazing ideas don’t come easy, and the process of emboldening a staff to achieve brilliance shouldn’t be pretty. If you want to be known as a real brainstorming gladiator, you’ve got to take some chances and go above and beyond the ordinary. Ready to get serious about it?

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Are you really sure you want to press that button just yet? Run a few things through your mind before picking up the phone … or making the long hard walk down the hallway.

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You probably know by now that when an employee needs to take leave, his or her actual absence can be the easy part to navigate. But just before they go, and after they return … these are the times when issues of accommodation come into play. So how comfortable are you really with the ADA’s tricky requirements?

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