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Human Resources

Why You're Struggling to Figure Out HR

March 7, 2018

When hiring for a specific role, it's easy to fixate on finding the perfect person. Someone who can pay attention to the details, while navigating complex relationships. Someone who can manage projects at a quick pace, while taking time to make difficult decisions. Someone who just doesn't exist. A unicorn, if you will.

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Leadership, Human Resources

How to Talk About Power in the Workplace

March 2, 2018

Whether it involved company cultures (Uber) or specific individuals in positions of power, 2017 saw issue after issue of bad behavior from authority figures; however, these events also created something positive—a new conversation. Responses such as the #MeToo movement brought the issue of workplace harassment to the forefront. That new conversation is changing how business leaders address the issue of power in their workplaces.

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How to Protect Your Children from Becoming Victims of Pay Equity

February 22, 2018

When evaluating compensation, always remember that “market is a range,” and there is no single “right number” for how much a position or person should be compensated within the range. Although ranges can sometimes be wide, based on the level and complexity of the job, there is only one case where I have witnessed a range so egregiously wide and unreasonable it led me to, well, write this blog!

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Seeking Out Work-Life Harmony

February 13, 2018

There is something special about this time of year . Perhaps it’s the fresh start or the opportunity to recalibrate goals. For many of my colleagues and friends this year, work-life harmony is at the top of the list. That’s because today, work-life balance is near impossible.

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Trends, Technology, Human Resources, Benefits, Health Care Reform, Compliance

Small Business Workplace Trends for 2018

February 9, 2018

Each year, our team of advisors identify trends emerging in the workplace. And since many challenges are unique to small businesses, we’ve outlined several trends we see coming to fruition in 2018.

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