Everything Small Business HR Should Know About Unions (2022 Update!)

labor unions small business hr unions Jun 15, 2022
Unions: Good or Bad?

Since the pandemic, there has been a drastic shift in the number of union petitions; in March of this year, the NLRB union petitions increased to a staggering 57%.

While historically, unions have been essential in advocating worker safety and fair treatment, they can bring about significant complications, especially for small businesses.

From an HR perspective, unions are dangerous because they take away much of the control and the ability to independently execute on the things that you know and believe are best for your team members. 

Moreover, the process typically requires you to hire attorneys to manage negotiations, which often ends up cost both time and money.

So what can small business HR teams do about it?

In today's episode of 'While We Were Working,' Sommer and Joey discuss all you need to know about unions: the main reason companies unionize, how they affect small businesses and some strategies you can adopt to avoid these situations.

Sommer and Joey also share their views on the importance of taking care of your team's mental health. Tune in to learn how to address your team's needs and train your employees on building deeper connections.


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