Category : Career

Family Medical Leave Act Updates for Employers and Employees

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal law enacted to provide eligible employees working for a covered employer with an unpaid benefit to attend to an uncustomary family or medical situation. The FMLA applies only to a covered…

0 Comments / 99 View / May 1, 2018

Employee Benefits Growing in Importance

Although wages receive the bulk of the attention, employee benefits are playing a more important role than ever in attracting employees, retaining them, and creating job satisfaction. The 2016 Aflac Workforces Report reveals that 55 percent of employees are at…

0 Comments / 81 View / May 1, 2018

How Mentoring Can Elevate Women in the Workplace

While gender parity is not a new term, the urgency to reach a more balanced gender ratio in the workplace has reached a boiling point in our world today. Women make up 48 percent of the workforce population, but their…

0 Comments / 66 View / May 1, 2018

EAPs: Keeping the Pace

As professional businesswomen, most of us will admit there is evidence of an increased level of stress in our lives caused by the pace of our society and the multiple roles we take on. We try to manage our families,…

0 Comments / 74 View / March 30, 2018

Co-working on the Rise as Entrepreneurship Grows

A few years ago, a group of freelancers in different fields began meeting at Midtown Scholar Bookstore (Harrisburg) and other central Pennsylvania locations to network, work side-by-side with their laptops, and enjoy just plain get-out-of-the house time. The group might…

0 Comments / 61 View / March 30, 2018

Diversity or Discrimination – What Are Your Hiring Concerns?

Affirmative action, equal opportunity employment, diversity, and inclusion — there are so many considerations when you’re trying to do the right thing as a business, hire the best people, and steer clear of anything associated with that nasty “D” word:…

0 Comments / 170 View / February 28, 2018

The Personal — and Professional — Benefits of Volunteering

Women entrepreneurs and business owners face a number of challenges, not the least of which is time management. Yet, for many professional women, the upside of spending some of their very valuable time on philanthropic endeavors cannot be overstated. Charities…

0 Comments / 113 View / February 28, 2018

LinkedIn: Another Great Way to Network

When Laura Adamson, CEO of Entrepreneur Marketing in Lancaster, first started her agency, she was too busy focusing on marketing her business rather than marketing herself. Now Adamson admits that she should have created her LinkedIn profile on day one….

0 Comments / 80 View / February 1, 2018

Employment Practices in 2018 and Beyond

Whether you know a lot or a little about the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — the federal agency responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee based on…

0 Comments / 92 View / February 1, 2018

No Matter How Scary, Your Business Has to Change to Survive

At Simon Associates Management Consultants, we work with so many companies that resist change that we’ve been digging deeper into our own research, the work of Blue Ocean Strategists® W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, and the vast psychology and…

0 Comments / 73 View / December 29, 2017