5 Questions to Help You Decide if Outsourcing HR is Right for You

When you’re a business owner, you get used to wearing a lot of hats. One of those hats might be taking care of all the responsibilities that come with having employees, a.k.a. human resources. Or, it could be hiring (or thinking about hiring) an HR professional who can manage it for you. However you decided to proceed, handling HR in-house … Read More

3 Alternatives to Workforce Layoffs During a Crisis

As the global pandemic continues, leaders of small businesses are having to make some tough decisions in the face of financial hardship, not the least of which is how—or if—to keep your current workforce on the payroll. Do you maintain every employee and try to power through, or do you implement a reduction in force—otherwise known as a layoff? Though … 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

Coronavirus: How an SBA Loan Can Help Your Small Business Right Now

The coronavirus continues to leave business owners feeling uncertain about how to run operations and pay and retain staff. If sales are dropping and you’re wondering how to sustain your business without taking on a crippling amount of debt, you may want to consider what a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan can do for you. The SBA helps small businesses … Read More

Understanding the Coronavirus Stay-at-Home Order and How it Affects Your Business

Denver’s Mayor Hancock announced a stay-at-home (or shelter-in-place) order that goes into effect at 5 pm on Tuesday, March 24, and will remain in effect until April 10. As more states and regions across the country begin to enforce stay-at-home orders in response to the coronavirus health crisis, now is the time to understand what it means and how it … 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