The Importance of Protecting Your Employee’s Data

January 24, 2020Blog No Comments

It’s a digital world and with every stroke of the keyboard, data is being collected. It seems so easy, collecting data, sending online forms, emails and digital signatures. While the digital transfer of information makes our life easy, securing the data is not so and it’s very important for businesses to secure and protect their … Read More

Add a Touch of Kindness to Your HR Practices

January 2, 2020Blog No Comments

Companies are always looking for ways to improve worker engagement, but that requires a certain level of emotional intelligence. Here’s where the Human Resources department can help. Adding a touch of kindness to your HR practices can go a long way. Kindness is Contagious Kindness is contagious, according to well-documented research. When we see someone be … Read More

Open Enrollment Trends For 2020

November 5, 2019Blog No Comments

Open enrollment is just around the corner, is your human resources department be ready? Health, vision, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability and various soft benefits… all of these options are on the table. There are several new trends in open enrollment that HR departments should be keen on. It’s important that companies … Read More

Past Criminal Convictions and Hiring Policy Explained

October 17, 2019Blog No Comments

Last month a concerned client called the ZM Ventures office and asked: “We’ve hired an employee and he told us about a DUI conviction from 5 years ago. Will his background-check uncover this conviction, and will we have to let him go as a result?” There are limits to the circumstances in which employers can … Read More

Corporate Wellness Initiatives to Expand

May 24, 2019Blog No Comments

G2 Crowd predicts that in 2019, Corporate wellness initiatives will expand by 40% to provide financial and mental health solutions that boost the physical wellbeing of employees. The expansion couldn’t come at a better time as insurance and healthcare costs skyrocket and mental health is at the forefront of today’s market. A well-designed wellness program … Read More

The Role of an HR Consultant

April 18, 2019Blog No Comments

The duties of an HR Consultant are always changing but the goal each time remains the same, to advise companies on a wide range of issues that ultimately improve efficiency and employee engagement. As a consultant, I am called to different businesses for different reasons. Sometimes I am contracted for days, sometimes for longer consulting … Read More

Building Your Company’s Brand to Attract Talent

March 2, 2018Blog No Comments

Whether you are just starting out, going through a rebrand or evaluating the status of your current brand, understanding how to build and leverage your brand is key in today’s market. Especially when it comes to attracting qualified talent. Companies with a Positive Company Brand Attract Top Quality Candidates Your company’s reputation in the marketplace, … Read More

Expert Tips to Improve Communication with Employees

January 30, 2018Blog 2 Comments

Communication is king. In the workplace, communication is the process of exchanging information, both verbal and non-verbal within the organization. An organization may consist of employees from different cultures and backgrounds which can make effective communication harder to accomplish and more important than ever before. No matter the size of the organization, or the background … Read More

Holiday Survival Tips for the Boss

December 22, 2017Blog No Comments

The holidays can be tough for the leaders in business. The weight of responsibility can be magnified during the holiday season with increased demands professionally and personally. As Shakespeare wrote, “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” Though not adorned with actual crowns, leaders and entrepreneurs may over time, become uneasy under the weight … Read More