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paid time off policies

May 21, 2018

Paid Time Off Policies: 5 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know

As a small business owner, you may wonder about your rights and obligations as well as popular trends when it comes to paid time off policies (or PTO).   Am I required to offer it? And if so, just how much paid time off are my employees entitled to? What are other companies of my […]

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May 15, 2018

How to Ask the Right Employee Engagement Survey Questions [A Guide]

Nebulous. Impossible to measure. Hard to influence. These are a few ways some employers think about managing employee engagement. But it shouldn’t be this way. An engaged workforce is consistently linked to profit, customer satisfaction and employee retention rates. In fact, Gallup reports that subtle differences in employee engagement can result in 21% greater profitability. Understanding […]

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May 10, 2018

What You Should Know About Flexible Paid Time Off

One thing that every business with employees (aka practically all businesses) will have to contend with is crafting a paid time off, or PTO, policy. In recent years, flexible paid time off policies—aka policies that allow employees to take time off when they need it for increasingly varied reasons—have stormed onto the scene. But if […]

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May 4, 2018

Building a Positive Culture from the Ground Up | 5 Pro Hiring Tips

To stay competitive in today’s talent market, your organization must have a culture that sets your team apart. Ideally, employees are happy, dynamic, cooperative, and display ingenuity– but these characteristics necessitate a healthy work environment, support, and a positive culture in the office. While this may seem like common sense (and all the rage in […]

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May 3, 2018

Boosting Employee Happiness | 5 Things Employees Value Above Salary

What’s important to employees? A lot more than just their paychecks. As it turns out, salary has less to do with employee happiness than you may think. “Money isn’t the driver of job satisfaction,” says Shawna Clark, founder and executive coach at Clark Executive Coaching. Clark, who has over 20 years of experience working in […]

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April 26, 2018

Unlimited PTO: Pros, Cons, and Considerations

One of 2018’s largest HR themes is productivity: how do you get more out of the resources at hand and improve the performance of your employees? Though it may at first seem counterintuitive, increasing productivity in the office could depend on your company’s time off policy. We don’t mean limiting vacation time– we’re talking about […]

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April 19, 2018

Eco-Friendly Benefits: How Green is Your Benefits Package?

In preparation for this Earth Day (April 22nd), we’d like to shed some light on a few environmentally friendly work perks that your employees will love! How do we know? Studies show employees want to work for companies that publicly display their core values– and not just for profit. Giving back to the community and promoting […]

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April 11, 2018

Employee Onboarding Programs: Then & Now

As businesses forge into the future, more and more HR professionals are shifting the spotlight from processes to people. When it comes to employee onboarding, companies are significantly investing in comprehensive and immersive experiences during the first few months of employment. This process looks different for each person, but there are some larger trends that […]

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April 10, 2018

How Did We Get Here? Solving the Gender Wage Gap in 2018

According to 2017 legislation, this April marks the deadline for all UK companies with over 250 employees to release their wage data to the public. The #PayMeToo movement is well underway, and while it’s past due, it’s finally making visible progress. Without similar legislation keeping US businesses transparent, we’re here to offer some insights and […]

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Beth Steinberg

April 10, 2018

Three Questions to Ask Your Employer on Equal Pay Day (And Beyond)

Despite strides made in recent decades toward equal opportunity, the wage gap has remained a stubborn and painful reminder of the inequality that we have yet to overcome. Today, on Equal Pay Day, it’s important to reflect on why that is the case. There are a huge number of reasons the gender wage gap persists, […]

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Diversity in the Workplace

April 9, 2018

Recruiting for Diversity in the Workplace

Silicon Valley is shockingly homogenous. While the representation of white women in the workforce has improved dramatically in the past decade, we are not seeing similar results for minorities. In a recent study based on statistics from the San Francisco Bay Area workforce database, race remained a more significant factor than gender in impacting the […]

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March 27, 2018

Sabbatical With a Cause: Conditional Sabbaticals Benefit Everyone

Sabbaticals, paid and unpaid, are becoming increasingly popular as companies strive to offer unique and exciting perks to their employees. Although sabbaticals are often associated with academics, a variety of sabbatical-like leave programs have become more common in other fields. Today, more and more companies offer programs such as conditional sabbaticals or paid time off […]

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