• American Red Cross — Ready 365 Program

    AMERICAN RED CROSS Ready 365 Program Central Massachusetts Home Fire Campaign There are on average 2 home fires in Central Massachusetts each and every day and sadly in some, first responders and loved ones have lost their lives. We have experienced both first-hand in Central Mass in the last few years. In an effort to […]

  • Looking to the Future

    In a recent survey of 2,843 professionals by LinkedIn, almost half (49%) of the workers reported feeling stressed in their jobs. The top two stressors were: · confidence in their future career · work-life balance and workload Now, more than ever, employees need easy access to evidence-based mental health tools and resources to help them […]

  • Hope is on The Horizon

    Margaret Stockley If you or your colleagues are feeling stressed out or anxious, or are experiencing feelings of loneliness, you are not alone. However, there are two simple steps that companies can implement today to alleviate the downward spiral. A January 2021 IPSOS survey of 13,000 employees in 28 countries, found that nearly 50% of […]

  • Actions Biden Has Already Taken that Impact Employers

    By Timothy F. Murphy Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C   The Biden administration has swiftly moved to sign several executive orders, make top-level executive appointments, and reaffirm their stances on future policies that will significantly impact employers. Here are actions Biden has already taken so far. Preventing Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity and […]

  • Membership Benefits #2 — Hotline HR and labor related calls

    President’s Place – A Note from Brad Campbell   In last month’s issue of The Commentator ,I wrote about the Limited Legal Consultation services benefit you receive as a member of CMEA. This was the first in a series of articles I will be writing over the next several months which looks at the lineup of […]

  • CMEA Membership Benefits

    Over the next few months I will be writing about the many benefits that are available to you as a member of CMEA. This may be a bit redundant for some. However, as I have discovered in my travels, there has been significant turnover in HR leadership over the past several months. So a review of benefits […]