To Hire a Friend or Not to Hire a Friend? That is the Question

July 2018 LinkedIn Article Kathy Holmes, GPHR, SHRM-SCP

For small business owners or hiring managers, it is not uncommon to get calls from friends or family members who are looking for a job (or, Grandma asks you to please hire your Uncle Daryl). So, I’m often asked, “Is it a good idea to hire them? I need someone right now and I don’t have the time or money to find anyone else!” The answer is that it can be, but here is some advice to consider before you make a decision about hiring a family member or friend:……more.

The state or quality of being Human

June 2018 LinkedIn Article by Kathy Holmes, GPHR, SHRM-SCP

Over the course of my 20 plus year career in HR, I have spent an excessive amount of time building the HR Administrative infrastructure. I’ve racked up tons of hours on Payroll, Benefits, and Compliance. I was once told by an executive to “just keep me from getting sued by an employee.” As HR professionals know, nothing will keep an employment lawsuit from hitting a company at some point. However, insulating your business from this inevitability can be super simple, if you have the courage……..more.

January 2017 Disrupt HR talk