Category Archives: Human Resources

Remote Work Practices for Regional and International Employees

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This post was co-authored by Teresa Foltz, Senior HR Consultant with vcfo, and Amy Beckstead, Employment Attorney at Beckstead Terry, PLLC. Remote Work Rockets Into Hyperdrive The onset of COVID-19 pushed the already accelerating rocket of remote work into hyperdrive. The technology and framework for successful remote work models were in place but refined further …

Best Practices for Long-Term Incentive Planning

This post is co-authored by Kelly Wells and Teresa Foltz. Many elements go into the formula for attracting, retaining and developing the right talent for your organization. In assessing how you’re doing across each of these elements, one of the questions you’ll undoubtedly want to explore is “What kind of long-term incentive plan should our …

Understanding and Applying the Changes to COBRA and FFCRA

This article is co-authored by Chris Hysinger, Consulting CFO, and Kelly Wells, Senior HR Consultant. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) became effective on April 1, 2021 and extended federal reimbursement provisions that were put in place by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Included among ARPA’s many provisions were significant updates to …

HRIS Assessment, Selection, and Implementation

This post is co-authored by Cristina Silingardi and Molly Trottier. Assessing, Selecting, and Implementing a Human Resources Information System (HRIS) Fast growing businesses often hit their own walls in terms of processes and systems that have not kept up with the changes in their operations. Production problems and cash flow challenges get more press and …

Adapting to Remote and Hybrid Work Models

Video conference call in a work from home environment.

Adapting to the Remote and Hybrid Work Revolution Revolution signifies a radical and pervasive change, especially one made suddenly. With remote and hybrid work models, the 2020 global pandemic burst open the gates for these already rapidly growing business practices. The good news is that the pandemic’s near-immediate impact meant that most organizations that hadn’t …

Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategies

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This post is co-authored by Brian Bruce, Allyson Cline, Vira Trevino-Garcia, and Sweta Patel. Four Strategies for Promoting Workplace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Businesses that exemplify diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are overwhelmingly more successful than those that do not. Most people have long believed this statement to be true and the mountain of evidence …

Changing Employee Stock Option Plans

Changing Employee Stock Option Plans

Assessing and Adjusting Employee Stock Option Plans Granting stock options to employees is an excellent way to align effort with results for the company and the employee. Not to be confused with employee stock ownership plans (ESOP), used to transition complete ownership of a company into the hands of the employees, an employee stock option …

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, …