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

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

Coronavirus: How to Protect Your Colorado Workplace

Protect Your Workplace

This article is not intended to be exhaustive. For more information about coronavirus and the Colorado workplace, read a comprehensive employer’s guide here. We also encourage you to supplement your knowledge of coronavirus by visiting the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. For immediate medical advice, please … Read More