Are You a Victim of Unemployment Fraud?

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the state of Kansas has experienced historic unemployment levels, leading to overwhelming demand on the state’s 40-year-old unemployment claims processing computer system. Last week alone, over 82,000 unemployment claims were filed in Kansas. Exacerbating the delays in benefits for legitimate claimants has been the unprecedented number of fraudulent unemployment

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Mandating Vaccinations? What’s Your Plan?

We enjoyed a lively “Let’s Talk HR” session last month regarding client questions, interests, and intentions with COVID vaccinations in their workplace. For those of you who missed it, here are some of the general themes and navigation points around which the decision to ‘mandate’ vaccinations might be made: 1. General risk and liability to

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It Can Happen to Anyone

The unfortunate recent situation at Kansas City’s own Boulevard Brewing Company is a place no business owner or leader wants to find themselves. The ongoing challenge is whether or not you and/or your management teams are “in front of” or “behind” underlying negative sentiments, issues, and risks. General training is a start, but never the

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Managing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) went into effect on April 1st, 2020 to help employees and employers make the right decision related to caring for themselves and family impacted by COVID-19. The FFCRA requires employers with less than 500 employees to provide their employees with sick leave or expanded family and medical leave

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Getting Back to Business

As the world looks forward to getting back to business, there are concerns many workers may avoid returning to work, choosing to remain on their more ‘lucrative’ unemployment benefits. Consider the following, as the semantics are important. 1. If you ‘furloughed’ staff, (a ‘layoff while retaining employee benefits,’) you’ve essentially kept them on your payroll

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Keeping Your Professional Network Fresh During Covid-19…

Like many of you, a typical week for me over the past several years has consisted of numerous coffees, lunches, breakfasts, etc. to visit with potential clients, candidates and new network connections.   I thrive on these meetings and as a result have built a professional network of people who, in turn, have become friends. The

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OMNI Participates at Summer KACE Conference

Emporia, KS (August 16, 2018) – Members of the OMNI Human Resource Management talent acquisition team attended the Kansas Association of Colleges and Employers Summer Drive-In event on Thursday, August 9 at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. The Kansas Association of Colleges and Employers (KACE) is a nonprofit professional organization which seeks to connect

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Nonprofit Executive Compensation: What You Need to Know

2017 Compensation Trends Overland Park, KS (November 10, 2017) – Like religion, politics, and sports, nonprofit executive compensation often evokes strong emotion.

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Keeping it Simple – Performance Management 101

This business of ‘performance management’ is a process that’s supposed to ensure everyone in
the organization knows exactly what it is they’re paid to do, and to encourage each toward
individual success. For when we each win, we all win.

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The Disk Theory of Management

Human Resources is a system of interrelated functions. Changes in one area invariably affect other areas. Sometimes the interrelations are difficult to explain and describe. Managers and employees often have difficulty understanding why job descriptions and performance management systems are important, or how they can help the company be more effective. The Disk Theory of Management is a simple way to illustrate the relationship between organization design, job descriptions, and performance management, and to highlight the importance of these key human resources practices.

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