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ABC test for contractors

June 19, 2018

What the ABC Test Means for the Gig Economy: An Interview with Alan Benson

The California Supreme Court, on April 30, issued a ruling to adopt a standard, called the “ABC test,” to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. The ABC test has three requirements to prove workers are contractors The worker is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in […]

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June 15, 2018

Building an Employee Engagement Survey

When it comes to retaining your top performers, staying in close touch with workplace feedback makes all the difference. Key to collecting this input is running an employee engagement survey. Employers who make an effort to collect and encourage employee feedback outperform those that don’t — by as much as 21% according to Gallup. The […]

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radical transparency in the workplace

June 14, 2018

Does Radical Transparency Belong in Your Workplace?

While anything with the term “radical” may seem like something to avoid, this trend is leading many business owners and executives to ask if radical transparency is right for their team. In a time when businesses are perpetually facing ever-increasing scrutiny, transparency (radical or not) is becoming more prevalent and attainable for organizations everywhere. Employees […]

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millennials want flexible work schedules

June 12, 2018

Millennial Employees Want Flexibility & Benefits. Can They Have It All?

When Kaelin Priger, 26, interviewed for her current job as an environmental analyst in Atlanta, she was excited the company offered three weeks of vacation per year, plus overtime compensation in the form of paid time off, starting on day one.   She lived abroad for several years, and the vacation policy meant she could […]

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June 12, 2018

Interview Bootcamp: 4 Hiring Tips to Help Your Team Recruit Top Talent

Hiring is hard. What do you ask your candidates? Do you perhaps give them a test? Ask about their experience, or pose theoretical situations to examine their thought processes? These decisions are hard enough for recruiters to make, let alone for an entire team to align on. While there’s no perfect formula for finding a star […]

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the rise of the agile workspace

June 8, 2018

What Is an Agile Workspace? Does It Makes Sense for Small Businesses?

Workplaces have their own aesthetics and personalities. They can feel more like living organisms than inanimate office spaces. Examples of these are all-remote offices, coworking offices, posted-up-at-coffee-shop offices, and many other more traditional, cubicle-based workplaces. Which bring us to the rise of what’s called the agile workspace. This recent trend might seem like a fad– perhaps […]

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What is Employer Branding?

June 6, 2018

What is Employer Branding?

As technology continues to transform and expedite the way we work, the job market for relevant, adaptable skills is evolving at a parallel clip. However, modern employers are struggling to keep up with that pace when it comes to retaining and hiring great candidates. In fact, there are now officially more job openings than unemployed […]

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independent contractor hats

May 30, 2018

The Employer’s Guide to Independent Contractors Vs. Employees

As businesses grow, staffing needs increase. Should an organization hire an employee or independent contractor? An independent contractor may feel like a part of the team. And their independent status doesn’t mean they can’t — or shouldn’t — be a major contributor to the company’s goals and culture. But there are important distinctions between an […]

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millennial employees hr software

May 21, 2018

What Millennial Employees Really Want from HR Software

If you were expecting a trickle of millennial employees entering the workforce, you were wrong. It’s more like a tidal wave. As of last year, millennial employees officially comprise the largest generation in the U.S. labor force. It’s no wonder so many small business owners and HR departments are diving deep to understand what makes this […]

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how to write new hire welcome email

May 18, 2018

What Goes In a New Hire Welcome Email [Template]

Growing your team is an exciting time for the business. You’re adding talent, striving for bigger goals, and building even greater camaraderie. But it can also be a stressful time if you don’t have the right tools in place to welcome a new employee. In order to commence a stellar onboarding process, it’s important that […]

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employee engagement survey- coworkers together

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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four fists

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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