Archive for December, 2019

Outplacement: Downsizing Made Positive

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For any organization, the term “downsizing” is a scary one, especially for employees who may be made redundant. No matter how the scenario plays out, down-sizing is rarely a positive experience for employees or employers. That said, there is a way that the process can be made easier for all parties; one that will allow employers a chance to provide support and alleviate negative PR while empowering employees to move on to other positions that will lead them to professional success. Outplacement service can provide resources, connections, mediation, and assistance to employees and employers throughout the transition of downsizing. They…

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CCPA is Leading the Way in Modern Consumer Protection

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On January 1, 2020 a landmark policy will become the first of its kind in the United States. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is leading the way in creating protections for consumers and restrictions for what companies can do with personal data. While the CCPA only applies to consumers in California, it will apply to companies that serve any consumers living in California, whether or not their operation is housed there. After heavy negotiation and some alterations, the bill was passed in September of 2019 and will go into effect as of January 1st. The CCPA will primarily affect…

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COBRA: Providing Benefits and Beyond

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As an employer, you understand that healthcare coverage for employees and their families is essential to their wellbeing and the success of your organization. Because this coverage is essential, in 1986 the U.S. implemented the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). COBRA requires that private-sector employers, local, and state government agencies with group healthcare coverage extend those benefits to cover employees and families who have faced termination, reduction of hours, divorce or the death of the employee. COBRA benefits allow the employee to maintain their healthcare coverage (medical, vision, dental, etc.) for a period of time; this does not include…

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“OK Boomer”: Stopping Ageism Before it Starts

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“OK Boomer” memes and GIFs seem to be overtaking the internet. From Reddit to Facebook, the “Ok Boomer” craze has gained momentum as a way to dismiss commentary and fuel arguments among Millennials, Generation Z and the Baby Boomer generations. Initially contained to social media and online use, the phrase seemed harmless.  It gave individuals the ability to voice frustration and shut down arguments behind the anonymity of the internet.  But, as the phrase has grown in popularity, its use has extended into other social spheres, including the workplace. Today’s workforce is the most generationally diverse in American history. Employees…

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