Eva.DelRio

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I have a Masters degree in Education from the University of Florida and worked in corporate HR over 20 years; I’m accredited as a Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) and I write a column for the Sunday business section of The Gainesville Sun. I’m also an instructor and an expert resource for Santa Fe College’s business incubator, the Center for Innovation and Economic Development (CIED).

I’ve lived, worked and played in North Central Florida for the last 20+ years, have strong roots in this community and I understand the unique economic factors that affect our businesses and workforce. I bring that perspective and experience when advising my clients.

I help small businesses and start-ups use best HR practices and common-sense advice to succeed…. just like big businesses do.

 

 

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Eva Del Rio, SPHR

History

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4 years 8 months

Articles by Eva Del Rio, SPHR

 

 

 

Q:  We like to give our employee handbook a quick review at the beginning of each year, do you recommend any particular additions or updates?

February 16, 2018

 

 

Every year, between Christmas and New Year’s, I become inspired to set goals for the coming year.

I am notoriously bad at goal-setting, but there is something magical and fresh about January 1st  that fills me with optimism that maybe this year will be different.

January 4, 2018

 

 

Q: What the heck is going on with this rash of sexual harassment stories and all these guys getting fired?  Now even a (formerly wholesome) household name like Matt Lauer from the Today show.  It makes a nice guy like me want to clam up around women at work in fear that some coworker may take something the wrong way.  What’s the best way to avoid being wrongly accused?

December 8, 2017

 

 

We just survived Thanksgiving weekend and now, we brace ourselves for the rest of the holidays.

While the holidays can bring joy to many, it can also bring increased anxiety and sadness to others.  For most of us the season is an emotionally charged mixed-bag of ups and downs.

Why do we tend to feel sad and overwhelmed?

December 1, 2017
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Q:  After reading about all of the sexual harassment by celebrities in the news  and learning that their company’s management and HR departments were aware of the problem and did nothing, why should anyone bother to go to HR?
 
October 28, 2017

 


 

After a storm, there is an opportunity to bring people together and create a stronger team.

Here are some tips about ways to do that while building camaraderie and teamwork.

September 18, 2017

 

 

Q:  I have been job hunting for about three months with little luck. I‘ve had a couple of interviews but afterwards,  I never heard anything back.  The most frustrating part is that I don’t know why.  I wish there was a way to find out what I’m doing wrong.

August 14, 2017
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Q:  I’ve been unhappy at work for some time now. At home, I find myself rehashing conversations that upset me that day or preparing for counter arguments  that may come up next.  I even fantasize about what I would say -if I could- in a resignation speech. I know that realistically I can’t quit right now but I’m having a hard time coping from day to day.  What can I do while I’m stuck?

July 26, 2017

 

If you’re like me, the week between Christmas and New Year’s is the most inspiring time to set goals for the coming year. Perhaps it’s the lull in activity, or that it’s cold outside, or that I see January 1st as a endued with special powers to turn me from chronic procrastinator to achiever; when I’ll magically have enough willpower to go for a brisk morning walk and then sit down to write for an hour every day.

December 31, 2016

 

Q:  Some of my employees have requested that we allow them to bring their dogs to work, citing Google and Ben & Jerry’s as examples of companies with a pet-friendly policy.  Although I’m a dog lover myself and I like the idea, I’ve resisted because I worry about the liability.  What else should I consider?

November 3, 2016

 

 

You‘re excited about a new employee you hired who came highly recommended.  They start, you introduce them to co-workers, clients, upper management, board members. 

September 29, 2016

 

Do you get the Sunday night blues because the reality of Monday morning is approaching?

Do you find yourself pushing the snooze button a third time because you don’t want to go to work?

Do you have to fight the urge every morning to call in sick?

Are you in survival mode by 8:30am and by 5pm feel drained dry?

August 9, 2016

Q:  I’m so excited.  I just got a job offer and in addition to the agreed upon salary they’re also offering me $3,000 for moving expenses.  But there is a catch.  They’re referring to this as a no-interest “forgivable loan”, a third of which would be forgiven for each year worked.  So, as long as I stay with the company for three years, I don’t owe them anything.  I’ve never heard of this.  Is it legit?

May 12, 2016

Q: I started a small company and I’m ready to hire great people to help me grow it, but I don’t have a lot of money or benefits to offer.  How can I compete for talent with companies that are able to pay so much more?

April 12, 2016

Q:  I was taken by surprise when one of my top performing employees –who’d been with us over two years- resigned out of nowhere.  I later learned they went to one of our competitors, which makes the loss even more regrettable.  Is there anything that I can do to prevent employees from leaving? Especially to the competition?

March 23, 2016