Watch Out for Wage Discrimination

Federal and state laws in the United States are designed to prevent gender wage discrimination. But studies find that a substantial wage gap still exists: 18.1%, according to Forbes. These gaps don’t come into being all at once; they tend to build up over time. So to keep your business one that offers fair, equal […]

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Are You Taking Advantage of the Gig Economy?

A recent study found that 57 million Americans are part of the gig economy, taking on work arrangements like freelancing, contract work, and other agile options. And that trend includes all levels of workers, from the top to the bottom! But while a huge part of the labor force is moving that way, companies in […]

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The Challenges When You Grow

When you’re running a successful business, you run into a variety of challenges that accompany growth. But these challenges can be particularly difficult for business owners who, while they have great passion for what they do, didn’t exactly go into business so that they could manage HR and cash flow. A recent survey found that […]

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Are You Ready for Employee Appreciation Day?

Employee Appreciation Day is coming up fast, March 1, but don’t stop there! Make sure you’re showing your team that you care every day. It can be small things like support for ideas and projects, unique recognition awards, or work-life balance initiatives. Your employees make a huge difference in your business, and taking care of […]

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Benefits of Hiring Boomers

It’s common to hear lots of people talking about hiring young people, Millennials. But despite some people having a bias toward hiring younger workers, there are some great benefits to hiring older workers, including larger interpersonal networks, a stronger sense of loyalty, and more. Learn more about bringing Boomers into your business in our full […]

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Cultural Fit or Cultural Add?

When you’re looking to hire new people for your team, you’ll likely hear a lot of advice about hiring for “cultural fit,” finding people who are a good match for the existing team. But one risk the “cultural fit” strategy runs is producing a team of people who are too similar. Sometimes, what you need […]

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Keep Up with the Latest Workforce Trends

Everything in life is constantly evolving and changing. The workforce is no different! Your employees will develop new expectations, different wants and desires, and changed priorities. Keeping up with the latest workforce trends will help you attract and retain the best talent for your team. In our latest article, we examine some of these latest […]

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4 Steps to Resolving Workplace Conflict

If you are an employer for long enough, the time will come when you have to handle some interpersonal conflict. Not everyone will be able to get along all the time, and if a bad situation is allowed to persist without any intervention, it can have some serious side effects in your business. So what […]

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Strategies for Solving Employee Absenteeism

Employee absenteeism can become an expensive problem—thousands of dollars per worker over the course of a year! Employee engagement strategies are a great approach to limit this risk, while enjoying many other valuable advantages, too. Tactics like regular employee recognition, increased transparency, and flexible work schedules can help boost your team’s morale, productivity, and overall […]

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