Author Archives: Teresa Foltz

Checklist for Business Reopening and Resumption

This post was co-authored by Teresa Foltz and Christine Roach, Senior HR Consultants for vcfo. In January, the virus that was then impacting China was barely on individuals’ radars in the US. As we too became engulfed by its impact, a massive mobilization ensued across all aspects of society. Businesses were forced to make quick …

Coping with COVID – Business Leadership and Employee Fatigue

A lot has changed since January 21, 2020, when the U.S. announced the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus on its soil. Like every aspect of society, business leaders and their employees continue to cope with the impacts. And as weeks turn to months with no clear sign of when normality will resume and …

Coping with COVID – Employer Considerations

As employers come to grips with the disruption wrought by the Coronavirus, three closely related concerns rise to the top – employee safety, communications, and compliance. Financial viability is right there too, but smart employers prioritize people and understand that financial viability isn’t achievable in the long term if these prerequisites are not effectively met. …

What Every CEO and Board Should Know About Their Human Resources Department and Strategic HR

Everything a CEO and Board Should Know About HR Department

The strategic role of Human Resources and the understanding of same is mission critical to a CEO and the Board.  Over the years, HR has changed from a “personnel/paper pushing” department to a department that can add value which translates to company savings that can drop to the bottom line.  Allowing HR to have a …

Five HR Pitfalls to Avoid After a Merger or Acquisition

Five HR Pitfalls to Avoid After a Merger or Acquisition

Five HR Pitfalls to Avoid After a Merger or Acquisition In a previous post, we examined the important topic of The Roles HR Can Play During Merger and Acquisition. When effectively leveraged, HR instills confidence and calm in leaders and employees that all bases are covered in this time of transition. But HR’s role doesn’t …

The Role HR Can Play During a Merger & Acquisition

A natural anxiety evolves when an organization goes through personnel and cultural changes as a result of a merger or acquisition. These changes have a direct impact on employees and their families, and if not managed appropriately, can be disruptive to the organization. Senior level HR advisors can play a critical role in the management …

Showing the Strategic Value of HR – Part 2

4 key steps to creating a value-added HR organization As a long-time HR consulting firm, when the vcfo team goes in to help HR departments with a project or issue, what we often find is a team that is stuck in the proverbial HR “weeds.”Team members are often focused on HR for the sake of …

Showing the Strategic Value of HR – Part 1

From “necessary evil” to business partner: seeing the value-add in HR Quick question: Is your human resources (HR) department considered overhead or a valuable business partner? If you answered overhead, then we need to talk. Is HR really overhead? The short answer to “is HR overhead?” is “yes” because HR is not a profit center. …