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Human Resources Support/Temporary Management Services

Friends, This week, as part of our continuing series of informational briefs, J.L. Nick & Associates looks at the important function of Human Resources, and the potential role temporary management services might play as business activity slowly returns to our regions, and COVID-19 stay-at-home orders are eased. Traditionally, and in greatly generalized terms, the business community views the “Human Resources” function at best as an afterthought and, at worst, in a less-than-positive light. Senior leadership. . .

J.L. Nick & Associates: Business Restructuring and Transformational Management

This week, as part of a series of informational briefs, J.L. Nick & Associates looks at business restructuring and transformational management. As activity slowly resumes in our regions, business leaders grapple with how best to balance current health and economic concerns, while attempting to make the best decisions for their business in a future of unknowns. Last week, J.L. Nick & Associates offered thoughts on navigating uncertainty and the paradigm shift brought about by COVID-19.. . .

J.L. Nick & Associates: Navigating Uncertainty and the New Paradigm Shift

Friends, Last week, J.L. Nick & Associates introduced a series of informational briefs addressing the challenges of re-starting the economy in our regions. In the first of the series, we look at how to navigate through a new and uncertain business environment. State and local officials are preparing for a gradual resumption of economic activities. We are in unprecedented times, and there is no playbook or best practice on how to accomplish this. For those. . .

Coronavirus COVID-19 Announcement

For more than 30 years, people have been at the heart of the J.L. Nick & Associates community. Now, in truly unprecedented times, our thoughts turn to the people with whom we work, live and interact on a daily basis. During this global pandemic and healthcare crisis, our focus remains the same as it’s always been: Ensuring you have a reliable Human Resources partner whenever and wherever you need us. Throughout this crisis, you can. . .

J.L. Nick is Pleased to Announce the Integration of New Clients

We are pleased to announce that another portion of J. L. Nick & Associates’ growth plan is now complete.  Effective December 1, we have acquired Premier HR Services LLC.  Lisa Marcucci established this firm in 2005 and has been providing HR support to her client base in the Hermitage, Sharon, New Castle, and Youngstown area since that time. We are a full-service HR consulting firm established in 1988. Our firm has multiple consultants and offices. . .

HR Tips and Considerations for Holiday Parties: Preventing a Workplace Lawsuit

Holiday Party Tips from an HR Perspective The annual office holiday party is a time to let loose and celebrate with colleagues outside of a typical workday. It gives everyone a chance to unwind and share a laugh, often while getting to know each other outside of a stressful work environment. These parties typically include indulgences of good food, music, and gift exchanges, all of which are washed down with some delicious holiday cheer in. . .

Gaining Employee Trust In The Workplace

Why is Trust Important In The Workplace? Successful businesses are built on trust in the workplace. Relationships between employers and employees, staff and customers, internal stakeholders, and external stakeholders all depend on trust. A lack of trust in the workplace can result in a loss of the ability to come to an agreement. The benefits that can result from these successful relationships are exactly why trust is so important in the workplace. Some benefits we. . .

10 Tips for Managing Intermittent FMLA Leave

Our Top 10 FMLA Management Tips for Intermittent FMLA Managing intermittent FMLA leave while minimizing fraud and abuse is challenging. J.L. Nick & Associates offer ten tips for making the process as smooth as possible:  Require medical certification Make sure certification is sufficient Contact the physician for verification Encourage the employee to work with you in scheduling Relocate to a position where absences are less disruptive (if applicable)  Look for obvious abuse patterns Arm your. . .

J.L. Nick Welcomes Jim Fiorenzo

J.L. Nick and Associates Inc. is proud to announce that Jim Fiorenzo will be joining the firm as a partner and executive consultant. Fiorenzo was previously the President of UPMC Hamot and was responsible for both the for-profit and not-for-profit business segments of the health system. “Jim brings a wealth of experience and corporate knowledge to our firm and presents many new opportunities for us to expand regionally,” said John Nick, President and Founder of. . .

6 Tips In Ensuring A Company’s Competitive Edge

Six tips to ensure your organization has the HR competitive edge include: Recruit the brightest and the best  Have a well-designed orientation program  Develop supervisors and managers into leaders  Have a defined compensation system that is fair & equitable  Create & maintain a culture of honest, constructive & frequent feedback Make open communication a “way of life.”  There is one common thread that exists within all businesses: the responsibility to realize an organization’s potential rests. . .

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