Category Archives: Human Resources

Employee Engagement and Working from Home

Employee Engagement and Working from Home

Employee Engagement in a Work-from-Home Environment – 3 Key Steps As struggles persist in navigating COVID-19, many companies are wavering on plans to return workforces to their places of business. For some, transition to long-term, work-from-home operations may be smooth sailing. For others, especially those who have historically relied heavily on an “in-office” presence to …

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: Employee Development Ideas in a Paused World

The impact of digital transformation on business processes, cultures, and customer experiences is compelling large organizations to have Learning and Development teams rev up their development engines with increased training budgets and online learning investments. Small and mid-sized businesses that may not have dedicated learning and development resources are also feeling the pinch. For them, …

vcfo Joins Austin Chamber of Commerce for COVID Business Workshop Webinar

On Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 vcfo partnered with the Austin Chamber of Commerce to host the first-ever Business Workshop webinar. Ellen Wood, vcfo President and CEO and Bobby Jenkins, President of ABC Home & Commercial Services discussed protecting your cash and your people during the COVID-19 crisis. The discussion was moderated by Hahn Public Relations …

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 …

vcfo Partners with Austin Chamber and TWC for Power Up Webinar

On Monday, April 6, 2020, Kim Flores, Vice President of Human Resources at vcfo, moderated the Austin Chamber of Commerce’s webinar with the Texas Workforce Commission. Flores was joined by three representatives from the Texas Workforce Commission to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and the corresponding new legislation: Angela Ford Special Claims Manager of Unemployment Insurance …

Coping with COVID – Workforce Reduction Decisions

This post was co-authored by Amy Beckstead, Employment Attorney at Beckstead Terry PLLC, and Kim Flores, Vice President of Human Resources at vcfo. COVID-19 has brought unprecedented disruption and hard stops to many sectors of the US and global economies. In turn, employers are being forced to make extremely difficult decisions to support the safety …

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. …

Preparing Your Business to Weather the Virus

This post was co-authored by Jerry Pinataro, Senior HR Consultant, and Regina Walters, Consulting CFO. As COVID-19 spreads within the U.S. borders, companies are taking immediate action to protect their employees and sustain business operations as much as possible. Being proactive and planful is the best policy and so much is unknown with a virus …

How to Evaluate and Optimize Your HR Function

This post was co-authored by Senior HR Consultants Teresa Foltz and Kelly Wells. At the point of launch, most companies and the leaders that run them can understandably focus only on the barest of essentials while they gain footing. This is an inherently healthy focus, but it can also lead to risky rationalizations that what …