Valerie Bolden-Barrett

Valerie Bolden-Barrett is a business writer and content specialist, covering best business practices, human resources and management, public policy, employment law, and workplace issues and trends. She’s a former editor of national business publications at Simon & Schuster and a senior editor at Aspen Publishers. She’s a Temple University alumna, living in Central Connecticut. She started her career as a graphic designer, who discovered that she worked better with words than pictures.

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Helping Your Employees Pick the Best Healthcare Benefits

Your employees may not know how to choose the best benefits for their needs. Here’s how to improve the process for them.

Full-time vs. Part-time Employee Benefits: How to Offer Both

If you have both full-time and part-time employees, learn how to compare benefits options for them.

Dental, Medical, Vision: Choosing the Best Medical Benefits Combination

Not sure how to provide your staff with the medical coverage they want? Here’s how to pick the best healthcare benefits bundle for your company.

Should Employers Rethink Their PTO Policies Under COVID-19?

The spread of COVID-19 has left businesses to worry about their PTO policies, and if they can afford to keep unused vacation time on the books

Addressing Social Issues and Racism in the Workplace

Racial disparities are still prevalent in workplaces across the country. Here’s what companies are doing to understand, address, discuss, and take action on the issue.

HR’s Role in Building an Ethical Company

Human resource departments play a significant role in enforcing ethical policies at companies, but it comes with challenges.

Should I Conduct a Background Check?

Background checks can shed light on a candidate’s skills, knowledge, experience, and trustworthiness. Here’s what you should know about conducting them.

How Small Businesses Can Handle the Coronavirus

Companies should understand how to protect their employees and customers, and also be aware of new government action related to COVID-19.

What Does it Mean to be Self-Employed?

Are you thinking about making the leap into self-employment?