Be Prepared

The Hand of Hope When Reduction of Force is a Necessity We’re here to help! There will never be a “good time” to release employees, and no employer relishes this task.  It is one of those painful responsibilities that faces all employers when confronted with a serious business decision.  Having worked with hundreds of companies … Read more

Changing Thought Processes to Survive

When the first of this year began, we knew very little about something called the “Coronavirus” and were focused on developing a Strategic Plan for our businesses.  With the beginning of a new year, there were lots of options and ideas.  As we slowly began to hear more about the Coronavirus, most took this information … Read more

Understanding the Value of Diversity & Collaboration

Business are encouraged to increase their diversity, which can have a large impact on ideas, sensitivity, strengthen employee relations, and create better solutions. The fact is a more diverse workforce can benefit the whole organization. New and creative ideas can come from opposite corners of the world, that may help clarify points of view and … Read more

How Is Charlotte Affected by the Coronavirus Compared to Other Cities

Charlotte, North Carolina has been a growing and thriving community for many decades. It is an attractive city that sits in the center of the southern border of North Carolina, just above the South Carolina border. With an international airport, and being located about a 3-hour drive from the coast, this offers two benefits: 1) … Read more

Ideas for Working Parents Dealing with Home Schooling

                                                                                                                    POOR TEACHING EXAMPLES Teaching is not as easy as many may think, especially if the students are your own children. Many students are not comfortable for their parents to take the role of their teachers, just as many parents find teaching their children to be very stressful. Keep in mind that the parents are … Read more

Be Sensitive of Employees’ Emotions re: Re-Opening

After multiple weeks of working and staying at home, people have had to consciously develop a new routine and mindset in their new environment, trying to adapt and adjust themselves and family members in order to get as much of their work done as possible with positive results.  Many people have been fighting with depression … Read more

Ideas to Help Employers Prepare to Re-Open Businesses

Now that many people have been working from home (or used to being at home during work hours), what have these people found that they would like to have when returning to work? Not all people like working from home. Here are some observations and different preferences that Employers may want to consider when re-opening … Read more

Considerations About Whether to Re-Open Businesses in the Charlotte Metro

There are a mixture of thoughts and opinions about whether to re-open businesses now or when.  COVID-19 is still infecting more people in the Charlotte Area and beyond.  The status of COVID-19 does vary from one area, county, region, state, etc.  Some rural areas have been able to keep the virus out totally, but not … Read more

Now is the time for New Beginnings

With Spring comes lots of reminders of this being the time of year for a “fresh start and new beginnings.”  As the chill of winter diminishes, trees burst full of leaves and flowers pop open everywhere.  Baby chicks and rabbits also begin appearing across the landscapes.  All of these are signs of HOPE.  And this … Read more

How to Make Each Day Count

Each day I wake up thinking, “here starts a fresh day, with countless possibilities, and hopeful that people are taking this Coronavirus serious, and therefore, being more vigilant and compliant about what it will take to bring this illness to an end.  Even if a person WANTS to go out and do whatever they want, … Read more