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Alli Isaacs

Alli is unassuming, selfless, and has a genuine interest in other people. Her innate ability to understand and relate to others makes her a fantastic fit as a Strategist. Alli works internally with managing directors to support strategic priorities, and she tackles special projects for clients to reach their leadership and infrastructure goals.
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Well-Being

Is Unlimited PTO Right for Your Company?

July 18, 2017


Writing a vacation policy. Granting sick time. Crafting a parental leave policy. Should we give unlimited time off? While each statement or question may seem like a simple task, the truth is, all of these can quickly become complicated.

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Culture

How to Create Happy Quitters

March 14, 2017

It’s inevitable that employees will leave their organizations at some point. So what can we do, at the very least, to craft an environment that creates “happy quitters” or maybe even potential boomerang employees? Foster great leaders that care about their employees regardless of their next step.

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Human Resources, Culture

Strategies to Attract and Retain Millennials

February 10, 2016

“Millennials aren’t loyal; they’re job hoppers. They’re also entitled, expecting the world and believing they deserve it.”

I am a Millennial and I’ve heard it all. It almost feels like an insult the minute I walk into a room and the discussion is around my generation. I have read quite a few articles around keeping Millennials engaged, how the generation will eventually make up more than half the workforce, and how to adjust your corporate culture to fit the needs of “us.”

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Human Resources, Culture

Why Onboarding Employees is Important to Your Firm's Happily Ever After

September 15, 2015

Happily Ever After Wooden Sign

Picture this: you’ve been searching for mister or miss right for a while now. You log in to your online dating profile and have a message from your perfect match. You agree to meet for dinner and get to know each other. And you spend an embarrassing amount of time getting ready to make sure everything is perfect, because you know the first impression can make or break your happily ever after.

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Human Resources

How Successful HR Professionals Stay Positive

August 3, 2015

I am a people person. I’ve known that my whole life, and I wanted to work in an environment that would allow that part of me to shine. So, I thought, “I’ll be in HR!”

The people business can be a beautiful thing. It can be extremely fulfilling and energizing, but let’s not kid ourselves: human resources isn’t always rainbows and butterflies. In fact, you might be one to argue that it has its fair share (or unequal share) of roadblocks and pitfalls. Even though I’m not old and wise with my nearly three years of industry experience, I’ve been there and experienced the pain points of being in HR.

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