BLOG

    Brixey & Meyer Blog

    A Letter from Your Employee Handbook: What a Solid Handbook Can Do for Your Organization

    Posted by Steve Black on Jun 23, 2020 10:53:49 AM

    Dear Business Owner,

    Hello. It’s me. Your Employee Handbook. Now, before you stop reading, can I share what is on my mind? I know you are busy, and I evoke a lot of eye-rolling. But, I have some important things to say. I cannot blame you for being annoyed with me as I routinely insist on being updated, re-signed, and discussed. Granted, I was last updated when George W. Bush was President, Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl, and cargo pants were a fad. If you will give me five minutes of your time, I will make it worth your while. I know I can add value to our organization. 

    Read More

    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, HR, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, Employee Retention, Employee Handbook

    HR Issues Amidst COVID-19 Disruptions PART 8: Unemployment & The PPP - When Well-Meaning Governmental Programs Collide

    Posted by Steve Black on Jun 12, 2020 9:10:29 AM

    Let’s look at some simple math. Bob, an hourly employee, averaged 40 hours per week making $15 per hour. At the end of each week, his gross income was $600. Now, due to a furlough, Bob is receiving unemployment benefits. According to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, Bob will bring home a weekly unemployment benefit of $300. Common assumption would be that he would begin hunting for a new job. Not so fast. With passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability Act (CARES), the federal government expanded each States’ ability to provide unemployment insurance for many workers. The expansion places an extra $600 per week into the pockets of each eligible worker. Bob is now bringing home $900 per week. 

    Read More

    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, Coronavirus, COVID-19

    Replace Lagging Performance Indicators with Leading Ones

    Posted by Johnny Krehbiel on Jun 9, 2020 12:01:34 PM

    Due to many factors, your financial results for YTD 2020 very likely differ from original forecasts.  

    Read More

    Topics: Takeaways, culture, Business Advisory, Growing, Business Owners, workplace productivity, Success, 2020, Lessons, COVID-19, KPI

    #MeetUsMonday :: Introducing Peter

    Posted by Nicole Kelly on Jun 8, 2020 8:52:16 AM

    We are so excited to introduce you to Peter, one of our newest team members! He is a Senior Accountant in our CFO Services group making things happen in Cincinnati on the daily!   

    Read More

    Topics: Insider, Accounting, Meet Us Monday, culture, career, ohio, Cincinnati

    Congress Approves Favorable Changes to PPP

    Posted by Alan Greenwell on Jun 4, 2020 12:13:42 PM

    On Wednesday evening, the U.S. Senate approved H.R. 7010, a bill that will dramatically change critical terms to the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program, providing much needed relief for borrowers.

    Read More

    Topics: ohio, workplace productivity, Management, 2020, Workplace Culture, Coronavirus, Stay at Home Order, SBA Disaster, COVID-19, Loan, SBA, Small Business Administration, Small Businesses

    Ohio DSA Launches Two More Grant Programs to Help Small Businesses

    Posted by Kari Brooke on Jun 3, 2020 3:12:28 PM

    The Ohio Development Services Agency has created two new grant programs to help small businesses recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These programs are targeted to help small businesses that have disproportionately been affected by closures, or have pivoted to help end shortages of protective medical gear. The two grants are funded by federal CARES Act stimulus funds.

    Read More

    Topics: ohio, workplace productivity, Management, 2020, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Small Businesses, Businesses

    The Learning Leader Show - May 2020 Podcast Episodes

    Posted by Nicole Kelly on Jun 1, 2020 3:55:35 PM

    The Learning Leader Show is a podcast created and hosted by Brixey & Meyer's Leadership Advisory Practice Leader, Ryan Hawk. The show is a top rated iTunes business podcast that focuses on learning from the smartest, most creative leaders in the world.

    Listen to The Learning Leader Show Podcast

    Read More

    Topics: Insider, Takeaways, values, creative, brixey and meyer, Ryan Hawk, Learning Leader, Leader, Podcast, Leadership Advisory

    HR Issues Amidst COVID-19 Disruptions PART 7: Winning The Psychological Battle Of Returning To Work

    Posted by Steve Black on May 22, 2020 9:19:17 AM

    “I’m scared to come back into the office.” 

    Read More

    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, Coronavirus, COVID-19

    Something New Everyday: Refunds Used for College Tuition

    Posted by Brian Chesnut on May 21, 2020 11:37:20 AM

    In these uncertain times there are so many changes and adjustments to financial situations—thus tax impacts.  For today, I want to look a bit deeper into refunds received by college students who paid tuition from a 529 savings plan. 

    Read More

    Topics: Takeaways, Growing, workplace productivity, College, Success, Scholarships, Taxes, Lessons, COVID-19, Tax Return

    SBA Loan Forgiveness: Application & Instructions

    Posted by Alan Greenwell on May 18, 2020 3:07:21 PM

    On Friday, May 15, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration released the much-anticipated application and instructions for how Paycheck Protection Program borrowers can see their loans forgiven.

    Read More

    Topics: ohio, workplace productivity, Management, 2020, Workplace Culture, Coronavirus, Stay at Home Order, SBA Disaster, COVID-19, Loan, SBA, Small Business Administration, Small Businesses, CARES Act

    There’s so much to read out there. Where do you start? Start here! We’ve pulled together the latest articles, white papers, case studies and links to the content that matters most.  

    Subscribe to Email Updates

    Recent Posts

    Posts by Topic

    see all