June 2020: Equity Toolkit
In this series we will focus on four areas of our companies where we may have made decisions by default rather than through careful decision. Many times we create systems of inequity through our reaction and inaction, rather than willfully. This month we will look at hiring practices, compensation, training and corrective action planning. The goal is to see what is there, what has already been created, and to see how we may adjust these systems to create equity.
Each Monday, starting June 8, I will release the toolkit for the week, sending it to those of you who sign up to receive this information and posting the information on this website.
If you would like to receive the info in email format rather than looking it up each week, please sign up here. I will follow up with each of you later in the week to check in and see how things are going.
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Fortress and Flourish helps business owners and executives navigate the complicated world of leading staff. We work closely with innovative organizations to develop sustainable systems in areas including hiring, timekeeping, training, employee relations, ending employment, and leadership development.
Fortress and Flourish makes sure that your business's management systems are built with the best practices that protect you as you grow. Our approach to building these systems is to foster your business's unique culture so that your staff feel a sense of belonging and ownership over their role as you work together.
In these challenging times, many of us are making changes to the way we run our businesses. Some of us find that we need to reduce our payroll cost, others of us find that we have more work than we can handle. In this video, I talk about ways to reduce your workforce, ways to rebuild your workforce, and how to administer emergency sick pay and medical leave.
These are challenging times, and I am here to provide best practices in human resource management to help you through, so that when you get to the other side your business has a solid foundation from which to grow.
Fortress and Flourish works across industries to implement solutions that align your strategy and vision with your management policies & practices.
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Senior Professional in Human Resources
Leadership for Community Transformation
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations
Emphasis Training and Development
Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Anthropology
Emphasis Archaeology, Minor Philosophy
San Francisco State University
Otis College of Art and Design
Young Artist College Immersion
I started Fortress and Flourish in December of 2018 to fulfill my dream of working with business owners to create thriving work environments.
The foundation of this work is the Fortress. This is how we build a strong relationship between the company and staff. Clear expectations help eliminate confusion and allow us the space to thrive. This is where Flourish comes in. Once we have a strong foundation, then we can move on to the fun stuff.
I often meet with business owners who feel out of their element when it comes to managing staff. This sometimes gets in the way of the joy of their work. The laws are complicated, and there are also the day to day operational needs of the business to considered. I am here as a resource if you have challenges and would like to talk them through.
I hope we get to connect soon.