New Senior HR Consultants Join Leath HR Group

New hires, senior HR consultants

Introducing Our New Senior HR Consultants: Michael Christman, MBA, SHRM-SCP and Steph Lancaster, MBA We’re excited to introduce two outstanding additions to our team of Senior HR Consultants, Michael Christman, MBA, SHRM-SCP, and Steph Lancaster, MBA. With their extensive background in Human Resources and their passion for driving organizational growth and transformation, they are poised […]

Risks of Operating Without a Dedicated HR Function, Part 2

HR Function

Welcome back to the second part of our series on the importance of human resources (HR) for small to mid-size businesses. In Part I, we delved into the financial risks that arise from not having a dedicated HR function. Now, we shift our focus towards the cultural risks that emerge when HR is neglected within organizations […]

Risks of Operating Without a Dedicated HR Function, Part 1

Risk of No HR Function

This article was contributed by Gabrielle “Gabbi” Plumez, People + Culture Consultant @ Leath HR Group. In the fast-paced world of small to mid-sized businesses, where every decision counts, the role of Human Resources (HR) often becomes overshadowed by the pressing demands of day-to-day operations. Many business leaders even take on the HR functions themselves. While […]

Top Three Areas Consuming Business Owners’ Time

Top Three Areas Consuming Business Owners’ Time

When envisioning your business, it’s unlikely that HR-related tasks were top-of-mind. Nor did you think of the top three tasks that would consume to your time. Dealing with hiring, compliance, employee paperwork, and overall people processes is not exactly an enticing prospect, right? As a business owner or leader, your primary focus is on driving […]

Lawsuit Settlement Exposes Gender Pay Gap: Why Compensation Benchmarking Is Essential

Compensation Benchmarking

If you haven’t heard already, Goldman Sachs just agreed to pay a whopping $215 million to settle a lawsuit brought by current and former employees claiming they consistently underpaid women associates and vice presidents over the past 21 years. It’s an important reminder that pay disparities are still a reality in today’s business landscape. On […]

Have You Considered Outsourcing Human Resources?

Outsourced HR consultant

What is it? Outsourced Human Resources (HR), also known as “Fractional HR”, is a model of consulting where an organization hires an outside firm to either act as their HR department or enhance their existing HR team.  HR consultants offer a range of industry expertise from recruiting and retainment, benefits administration, performance management, compensation analyses, employee […]

The CFO’s HR Rollercoaster

CFO's HR Nightmare, stressed CFO

Ah, the life of a CFO… They manage financial operations, financial planning, analysis, reporting and strategy, they make critical decisions that limit financial risk and ensure the overall success of the business. But wait, what’s with all these people problems? Cue the eyeroll and collective groan from all CFOs out there. Cue the CFO’s HR […]

Reverse Mentorship: Connect Multi-Generational Teams

multi generations in the workplace

For the first time in history, the U.S. workforce is made up of five different generations: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z, according to this recent Purdue University report. With this multi-generational diversity comes a wide range of perspectives, skills, and preferences in the workplace. This presents an incredible opportunity for business […]

Employee Appreciation Day

Employee Appreciation Day

Write a thank-you note: Write a personal note to each of your employees, thanking them for their hard work and contributions to the company. It shows that you value and appreciate their efforts. Offer extra time off: Giving your employees an extra hour or two off can be a great way to show appreciation for their hard […]

8 Low-Cost Benefits Employees Love

Low-cost benefits for employees

If you are juggling between keeping business costs down while making sure you have competing benefits to retain employees in this tight labor market, we see you. Many business owners are in the same boat. Staying competitive doesn’t have to mean higher costs. It pushes us to be creative and intentional when it comes to […]