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It has become increasingly common for companies to hire contingent workers to fill staffing needs and help with short-term or high-skill projects. But what exactly are contingent workers, and how can employers navigate the sometimes-confusing rules and regulations associated with them? Our team explains everything you need to know about contingent workers below. What is a...

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A specific memory that still holds strong in our minds has to do with a company our team has previously worked with. After spending a few years trying to get off the ground, this company began to see significant growth, however, their seemingly uniform culture also came under fire.  In their attempts to combat this...

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Do you want larger profit margins in your business?  Recent studies have shown that companies with diverse executive teams actually have larger profit margins than companies with relatively little diversity in their upper positions. If you’re sitting there raising your eyebrow and tilting your head, we encourage you to keep reading for some proof: Companies...

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47.8 million U.S. workers – that’s how many voluntarily quit their jobs in 2021.  The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our lives in many different ways, but most notably gave way to what we now know as the Great Resignation. The nation’s “quit rate” reached a 20-year high in November 2021.  While we were all made fully...

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#BreaktheBias. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day (IWS), March 8, universally encourages everyone to help call out gender bias, discrimination and harmful stereotyping in the ongoing mission and battle for women’s equality.  Keep reading to see how different companies are doing their part in fighting for change… Shattering Gender Stereotypes The Fawcett Society...

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There’s a lot going on in our world right now, to say very the least.  While we are always advocates for checking on your employee’s mental health and overall well-being -as well as your own -outside events can easily trigger emotions and sneak in feelings of overwhelm.  Discussions pertaining to mental health have come a...

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In the past looking forward it would have seemed unlikely, but looking at it now, most of us wouldn’t have it any other way. The Covid-19 pandemic undoubtedly altered the workplace dynamic in many ways, it began by reducing all human interaction and further introducing new methods of communication and collaboration. As we find ourselves...

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Let’s be honest, if you’re like most small to midsize business owners, you’re primarily focused on your customers and providing state-of-the-art service… Not keeping up with the latest laws and regulations impacting worker relations or updating your employee policies and documents. However, what you may find of lesser importance now may come back to haunt...

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Employees leaving their bosses- not companies is not a new concept – it’s just recently gaining traction. The trending Great Resignation movement narrows in on quitting employees, as opposed to the root of the cause: bad leaders.  For example, have you ever worked in a position where you considered it to be “just a job”?...

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As the end of the year rolls around and you prepare for 2022, it’s critical that you stay up to date on all applicable laws and regulations. From tax filing, taxability, to finalizing 2021 payroll activities and setting compensation/benefits for next year, there is a lot to consider when closing out the year.  Even if...

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As organizations struggle to find, attract and retain employees in the wake of the Great Resignation, establishing a reputable workplace is more important than ever! Contrary to popular belief, competitive compensation is not the only thing that drives employees to a particular company, in fact, a strong benefit plan can set you apart from your...