Category Archives: HR Blog

7 Common HR Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

7 Common HR Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Is Your Professional Services Firm Accidentally at Risk? We get it. Growing a company requires attention to many moving parts. Your office manager likely spins many plates, too. And despite the best intentions, simple and honest mistakes in human resources practices happen. We see it. At Milestones HR, we help many professional services businesses with […]

Common Employer Questions as Employees Return to Work from Shelter in Place due to COVID-19

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We have been fielding questions about employees returning to work as the expiration date for the shelter in place is weeks away in Wisconsin.  In addition to my previous blogs about how to welcome back employees, employers are bracing for the “what if” scenarios.  While it’s ideal if employers can continue to have their employees […]

Work From Home – The Sequel:  Tips for Working Remotely & Self Care During COVID-19

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The announcement of another six weeks of shelter in place is much like the groundhog seeing his shadow in February, it’s a bit hard to swallow.  As we check in with our clients and their employees, we are finding that some employees are settling into the remote working routine, while others were just getting by […]

COVID 19 & Workforce Planning:  What Are Employers Options Besides Layoffs and/or Reduction In Force?

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We’ve worked so diligently to attract and retain our talented employees.  The last thing we want to do is lay them off. With COVID-19 in play and businesses shut down or working remotely, Companies may be planning for the “what if” scenarios.  This is familiar territory for me.  I worked with a reputable Wisconsin Company […]

Why Bother with an Employee Handbook?

As Human Resources Consultants at Milestones HR, LLC we often get asked, “We’re a small business, do we really need an Employee Handbook?”  It’s a great question, as small businesses enjoy being nimble and are normally tight-knit with their employees. Those same two reasons are good reasons why having an Employee Handbook makes good business […]