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Supervising employees with special skills: tips for administrators and Trustees

By on Apr 16, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Leadership, Public Libraries, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting |

Supervising employees with special skills: tips for administrators and Trustees

By Cari Dubiel It’s impossible to know exactly what a direct report is doing at a given moment—and this task is even more daunting in the arena of special skills. Most Directors have an MLIS and a library background but have to supervise information technology, building, and public relations professionals. On the other side, Trustees’ […]

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Client success story – Preble County District Library

By on Apr 12, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, Compensation Consulting, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Public Libraries, Success Stories |

Client success story – Preble County District Library

Having worked with over a dozen public libraries across Ohio, we’ve come to appreciate the unique circumstances of each library system. Working with Preble County District Library recently, we learned how rural systems are meeting the challenges of attracting and retaining talent. Preble County District Library is a public library located in beautiful southwest Ohio. […]

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Proposed overtime rule changes may be coming

By on Mar 29, 2022 in Blog, Compensation Consulting, Compliance, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting |

Proposed overtime rule changes may be coming

The Society for Human Resource Management recently shared that changes to whom is eligible for overtime may be implemented soon. Currently, employees who make below $684 per week [$35,568 per year and $17.10 per hour] are automatically eligible for overtime and cannot be exempted regardless of their job duties.  The proposed changes would change this […]

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Client success story – Cortina Leathers

By on Mar 28, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Leadership, Performance Management, Success Stories, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting |

Client success story – Cortina Leathers

Changing a culture isn’t easy. Defining core values is an important part of a new way of doing business. But once they are defined, how do you really make them part of your DNA? Our recent project with Cortina Leathers shows one of the ways this is done. Cortina Leathers started out as a small, […]

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Avoiding single point-of-failure in smaller libraries

By on Mar 20, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Public Libraries |

Avoiding single point-of-failure in smaller libraries

By Asha Vyas Imagine the joy I felt arriving at work one bright Tuesday morning to find a note from the library’s fiscal officer reading: “I’m eloping – see you in three weeks.” Alas, my joy was short-lived when I realized we had payroll to process, a board meeting to prep, and no one to […]

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Case study – employee handbook rollout

By on Feb 27, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, Case Study, Compliance, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Success Stories, Training and Development |

Case study – employee handbook rollout

Over the years we have posted several Updates about the importance of employee handbooks and how to use them effectively.  This month’s case study has some tips on making the handbook rollout process more effective so that it is an effective tool for your managers as well as increasing understanding with your employees. Having worked […]

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