Archive for February, 2020

Lessons From the White House: Retaliation

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In recent weeks, heads have been rolling in the White House. Among the lessons we can take away from the situation and the current Administration’s handling of employment issues within the White House is how to handle retaliation. Workplace retaliation is no small matter, and the consequences can be severe if employers do not step in to prevent and respond to retaliation within their organization. Retaliation is any action that punishes an employee for engaging in a legally protected activity. Some examples of protected activity are: participating in an investigation into the organization by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),…

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Ten Ways to Create a Culture of Learning

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The modern workplace is fast-paced and ever-changing, meaning employees have to constantly gain new skills in order to maintain their competitive edge. The same goes for organizations; if a company is going to remain competitive and keep employees engaged and satisfied, it is important to create and maintain a culture of learning. Creating a culture that promotes learning will help your employees strengthen their skills, increase job satisfaction, and ensure your employees are engaged and stimulated. Here are ten ways you can cultivate a culture of learning in your business: Make learning and experimentation welcome.  It is important to encourage…

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Should Your Business Use a PEO?

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Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) work with small businesses to provide an opportunity to outsource HR functions, decreasing the burden on employees, increasing options, and cutting costs. PEOs take on things like compensation and payroll administration, taxes, employee benefits, FMLA and/or workers’ compensation. They can handle the nitty-gritty of payroll and allow their clients’ HR teams to focus on other areas. PEOs cater to the organizations they work with, taking on as much, or as little, as the organization would like them to. They can handle aspects of recruiting, hiring, and onboarding, administer benefits and take care of all associated paperwork….

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USMCA: A Step in the Right Direction

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On January 16, 2020, the United States – Mexico – Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) passed, opening doors to future trade and to job growth in the United States. The USMCA will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, better known as NAFTA, and experts anticipate the creation of more than 176,000 U.S. jobs as a result of the new regulations the USMCA will put into place. While experts do not agree on how beneficial the agreement will be to American workers, most expect the creation of some tangible benefits in the near future, particularly in agriculture, technology, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals….

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