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Incentive Pay: A Balancing Act

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Since the beginning of commerce, organizations have looked for ways to motivate workers. Incentive pay has always been a go-to and grown in recent years. While there is some debate on whether or not incentive-based programs work long-term, the effectiveness of these programs relies heavily on effective management and healthy company culture. The Harvard Business Review (HBR) argues that reward-based incentives, be they financial or otherwise, do not inspire long-term motivation. While they may work in the short term HBR argues that long-term, they can have the opposite effect, encouraging employees to expect additional rewards for their work in order…

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Empowering Women in Your Organization

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Women make up more than 57% of the American workforce, but in many ways, they are still finding it difficult to succeed. Women are less likely to get promoted, less likely to work as an executive, and often are still battling for equal pay. In the modern world, it is essential that organizations strive to create an environment that empowers women, creating a space for success on an individual and organizational level. Companies that have successfully navigated creating a more friendly environment for their female employees tout their culture as the key. This  goes beyond recruiting and hiring women. In…

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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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