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How You Respond to COVID-19 Will Define Your Employer Brand

What's at Stake without A Covid Response Plan? More than ever, how you treat your employees during a time of challenge as disruptive as COVID will follow you and impact employer reputation. The fundamental question all employers must be able to ask themselves when recruiting for new talent is “Why would someone want to work [...]

Foster Trust With Remote Teams – Team Building Toolkit

COVID-19 has forced a revolution in how people work. To maintain the safety and well-being of employees, organizations have adopted a remote work culture. To help you on your journey, we have assembled a team-building toolkit just for you! Trust improves team performance A recent research report by Gartner shows that organizations with high levels [...]

Build the Workforce You Need After COVID

During COVID there are absolutely disruptions and hardship, but also incredible opportunities to reset and think differently. Instead of instinctively looking to fill key roles, focus on acquiring the skills you need to gain an edge over the competition. In late November 2019 Gartner was reporting that the top priority for HR leaders in 2020 [...]

What the New Oregon Paid Family Medical Leave Means to You

On August 9, 2019, the Paid Family & Medical Leave (PMFL) insurance program was created to provide partially or fully compensated time away from work for employees who require Family, Medical or Safe leave. The law allows covered individuals to receive up to 12 weeks of paid time off to recover from serious illness, bond [...]

The $5,000 Meeting: Changing Habits to Reduce Waste

While I don’t expect most of you to find $5,000 hidden in wasted meetings, most organizations with some exploration can find better ways to apply the precious resource of their employees and leadership. While meeting regularly isn’t bad or inherently wrong, going through the motions like you always have, is a hard habit to break – but one that should be broken regularly.

By |2017-08-06T22:39:13+00:00August 30th, 2017|Hot Topics, HR 101|0 Comments

When Your Ideal Candidate Has a Criminal Background

If you’re a business that hires employees, at some point you’ll be faced with the knowledge that a candidate has a criminal background. Many times, the candidate will self-disclose their offenses, explain their bad choices, and how they’ve been on a good path for a period of time. So what can you do when faced with this information?

By |2018-01-30T20:48:55+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Hot Topics, HR 101|0 Comments

Can I Classify a Worker Like an Administrative Assistant as an Independent Contractor?

Is it possible to classify an administrative assistant as an independent contractor so you can hire them for a 90-day try-out period? This might sound like a good idea, but the short answer is no, you cannot.

By |2017-07-23T16:07:42+00:00August 9th, 2017|Compliance, Hot Topics, HR 101|0 Comments
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