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June 27, 2018

More Businesses are Instituting Minimum Pay Thresholds. Is It About Good Policy or Publicity?

On a plane ride from a conference in Orlando to Boston, Megan Driscoll was mulling over the future of her workforce — and her company. Driscoll, CEO of PharmaLogics Recruiting outside of Boston, was returning from the Inc. 5000 conference in 2015. One of the speakers was Dan Price, the CEO of Gravity Payments, which […]

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working remotely as part of FWAs

June 25, 2018

How Companies are Creating Flexible Work Arrangements

The demand for flexible work arrangements (or FWAs for short) is on the rise among job seekers. In a recent study by SHRM, 55% of employees said the flexibility to balance work and personal life was very important to their job satisfaction. According to the study, that number increased by 10% from just the previous […]

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Volunteers

June 21, 2018

6 Example VTO Policies Employers Should See

While most organizations have some kind of paid time off policy, there’s a new type of PTO that’s on the business scene these days: volunteer time off, otherwise known as VTO. Why on earth would an employer pay their employees while not at their desks? Well, there are quite a few reasons. First, like many […]

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paid or unpaid interns

June 21, 2018

Is Your Unpaid Internship Legal? An Employer’s Guide

With the summer approaching, companies are gearing up to invite students and recent graduates to join their ranks as interns. While internships can be valuable learning experiences for new workers, many employers are unsure if — or what — they should pay these incoming workers. Employers often assume that internships are unpaid, but this practice […]

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Support LGBTQ(I) Pride at work

June 20, 2018

3 Ideas for Celebrating LGBTQ(I) Pride at Work

It’s June, which means Summer is imminent and Pride Month is already in full swing! How are you celebrating Pride at work? Start by examining your industry, and determining if there’s an organic way to showcase your LGBTQ(I) pride– perhaps showcasing authors from that community or volunteering together. It’s not quite so evident for all […]

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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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