What You Need to Know About HFWA & PHEW

On July 14, 2020, Governor Jared Polis signed two laws that immediately went into effect: the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA) and the Public Health Emergency Whistleblower law (PHEW). These laws affect almost all businesses based in Colorado and should be reviewed carefully by both employers and workers alike.  What Employers Need to Do To help ensure your workers … Read More

Leading Through Crisis: Part 5 – Being Authentic & Genuine

The following is based on a series of talks given by Jordan Conley, President of Obsidian HR, to address the widespread health and work crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak. In today’s world, the only thing that is certain is that things continue to change rapidly. People are scared for their families, for their jobs and for the fear of … Read More

Leading Through Crisis – Part 4: Prioritization

The following is based on a series of talks given by Jordan Conley, President of Obsidian HR, to address the widespread health and work crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak. In today’s rapidly changing climate, it is more critical than ever for leaders to prioritize where they spend their time. However, this is something many leaders are struggling with due … Read More

Leading Through Crisis – Part 3: Tough Decisions

The following is based on a series of talks given by Jordan Conley, President of Obsidian HR, to address the widespread health and work crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak. In this time of turmoil we’re all living through, business leaders like you are faced with tough decisions that impact your families, employees, and customers. You may have to make … Read More

Leading Through Crisis – Part 2: Mental Health

The following is based on a series of talks given by Jordan Conley, President of Obsidian HR, to address the widespread health and work crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak. These continue to be incredibly stressful times. As a business leader, you’re having to make tough decisions and navigate a massive amount of uncertainty. You may also be worried about … Read More

Leading Through Crisis – Part 1: Remote Work

The following is based on a series of talks given by Jordan Conley, President of Obsidian HR, to address the widespread health and work crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak. During these challenging times, it’s more important than ever to provide strong leadership. If you’re a business owner, leader, or executive, you are not alone. The business community is learning … Read More

Which HR Technology You Use Matters

Most business owners understand that Human Resources is an important department, but not everyone is aware of just how many responsibilities fall under the HR umbrella. What’s more, is few of us actually associate HR and technology. Consequently, it’s easy for the owners of small and medium sized businesses to assume they can handle HR functions on their own — … Read More

Could Turkey, Stuffing, and Pumpkin Pie Change HR?

There is a reason why the “H” stands for “Human” in HR – at the end of the day, businesses are run by people (at least until AI completely takes over) ;-).Thanksgiving week, one of those times during the year when the feeling among co-workers and clients changes ever so slightly. People thank each other more, have more empathy for … Read More

Technology and HR – Like C-3P0 and R2-D2… They Just Go Together

Over the last 20 years, through my work in various HR services companies, I have essentially worked for over 30,000 small and medium sized businesses. While I would like to think I provided them great service and value, there is no question that they provided me insight into their world, their challenges, and specifically how the people side of the … Read More