Fun Socks HR

Michigan’s Minimum Wage Mayhem

If you are like most businesses, October is prime time for budget development.  For those employees who earn close to the minimum wage, the question is how much will we need to pay them in 2023? Let’s start with a little history.   Back in 2018, there were two ballot initiatives, […]

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I Wear Fun Socks and You Should TOO!

I wear fun socks.  I wear socks that have bright colors, tropical fish, palm trees, flamingos, fun jokes, and big dots.  Last month I presented at a local chamber meeting, wearing socks with pictures of our building on it.   While there, the question of why I wear fun socks and […]

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Current Compensation Challenges

Have you talked about compensation with your employees lately?  Chances are that you have, and it was not an easy conversation for either party. What’s driving these challenges?   As of the end of May, the reported rate of inflation was 8.6%.  Consumer prices were up 8.5%.  Those are budget […]

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Are Your Employees Happy at Work?

Are Your Employees Happy at Work? We all have those days.  Maybe it’s the Monday after a long weekend when you keep hitting the snooze button, or the Friday of a painfully long week when it’s challenging to drag yourself into the office.  We know what that’s like and whether […]

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Energizing Your Pandemic Fatigued Employees

Energizing Your Pandemic Fatigued Employees Let’s face it, we’re all tired of talking about the pandemic.  But it’s still here and it’s giving leaders a run for their money.  Usually, stressful situations are more short term.  Something bad happens, we find a way through it, and we’re back on our […]

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