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Human Resources, Culture

Seven Ways to Engage Teleworkers and Strengthen Company Culture

May 31, 2016


In the blog The Case for Telecommuting Workforce, I took a dive into the perks and pitfalls of having employees who telework. In order to get this right, it’s important to understand that it comes down to the issue of culture.

If you’re ready to take the plunge, or even if you already have employees who telework, here are seven tips to most effectively reap the benefits of telecommuting by engaging your remote workers and maintaining company culture:

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Benefits, Partners

Employee Student Loan Repayment: Considerations for Employers

May 26, 2016

Student debt is not going away any time soon and remains a major concern among college students. In fact, according to a recent survey of students by Student Loan Hero, 62.5% of respondents felt it important that a job offer including student loan repayment assistance.

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Human Resources, Trends, Culture, Leadership

Top Five Takeaways from RESOLVE 2016

May 24, 2016

Each year, I’m amazed by how many great minds come together at RESOLVE. The greatest in Indiana, in my opinion. And 2016 was no exception.

We couldn’t do it without the support of all of you—our amazing clients, partners, and friends. After last year’s event, you told us that while you appreciated the content we shared, you wanted more choice in the matter.

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Human Resources, Compliance

New FLSA Overtime Rules: Emotional Impact

May 23, 2016

If you are like me, you have been bombarded with notifications that the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations have been issued and employers must comply as of December 1, 2016. Whew! Let’s all take a deep breath and try to make this a little easier.

In addition to analyzing your employees' salaries and determining how all of this is going to affect your budget, what do you need to be doing in preparation of this deadline? Here is a summary of recommendations and considerations.

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FirstPeeps, Culture

Five Lessons After Five Years at FirstPerson

May 20, 2016

This month, I reached my five year anniversary at FirstPerson. I'm not sure why the number five causes more reflection than four or three years, but it has created the opportunity to look back on my time here.

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