Archive for July, 2017

Take the Old(er) and Make It New!

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It’s no secret that America has a rapidly-aging population. One of the most problematic consequences of this phenomenon is that older Americans are not only being laid off from their jobs, but having difficulty finding employment elsewhere. Multiple companies have made headlines after being sued for millions of dollars on the basis of discriminating against older applicants. The issue has become so widespread that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently focused publicly on the matter of age discrimination, including a feature story on the subject in their latest EEO Digest report. The reasons why employers prefer younger workers…

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How Paid Leave Benefits Your Business

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State and local ordinances across the nation continue to pass paid leave laws. The usual dialogue regarding paid leave tells us that small businesses can’t afford it. But is that accurate? In October 2016, the Center for American Progress released an article that supports the exact opposite notion — that in many cases, paid leave either benefits small businesses, or doesn’t have much of an effect on them at all. The article cites a survey which asked over 250 employers, as well as 500 individual employees, about their respective work experiences with paid leave programs. They surveyed employers with under…

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Is Asking About a Candidate’s Past Salary History?

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Workers consider a lot of factors when it comes to finding the right job.  Job-seekers want to join a company with a mission and purpose they can get behind, a collaborative and engaging work environment, flexibility, community and social engagement, good wellness, health and welfare benefits, and other perks that make their lives easier and save them time.  However, salary is still one of the largest considerations, so it’s crucial for you to get it right. Asking job candidates about their salary history has generally been viewed by human resources professionals and hiring managers as a mere formality.  However, legislation…

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Don’t Let Summer Days Drift Away!

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Summer is in full stride, and while it’s easy to enjoy the sunny skies, it is even easier for employees to lose their focus. This is the best time to break out some tactics to help keep your employees on task. Consider these five great ways to keep your employees engaged during the summertime. 1.   Vacation One of the best ways to keep your employees engaged while they are at work is to encourage them to make the most of their allocated vacation time. Some employees may feel as though they will be looked down upon or replaced if they…

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