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gen z in the workplace
January 19, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

Want to hear something that will make you feel old? From this year on, everyone crossing that magic 18-year-old threshold into adulthood will have been born in the new millennium. But these individuals aren't the much-maligned Millennials; they're Generation Z. Gen Z represents anyone born after 1995 — or, according to some sources, after 1998. They may not…

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corporate ethics
January 5, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Tania Fiero Published By: The San Diego Business Journal. Mention corporate America in some circles, and the first word you'll hear is "greedy." Look to the media, and you'll see no shortage of stereotyping there, either. And this holiday season, you'll again watch Ebenezer Scrooge bully his employee Bob Cratchit. Honestly, I'm sick of…

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gig economy
December 20, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development Published By: Observer.com.  From 16th-century monks making hay about the printing press to the 1980s phenomenon of “computerphobia,” new ways of working have always been met with suspicion. Today’s growing gig economy is no exception to this rule of human nature. Despite the fact that more than a third of America’s workforce…

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company benefits
December 13, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

Imagine you're at a holiday get-together with your extended family. Multiple generations — so many backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and opinions — are gathered in one room. Now, figure out a one-size-fits-all job offer you could make that would perfectly entice each and every person to join your company. If that task seems impossible, that’s because…

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workplace collaboration
November 15, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, Vice President of Human Resources Published By: Business.com.  During the Iraq War, General Stanley McChrystal turned al-Qaida's "team of teams" strategy against it. Like a swarm of bees, a team of teams forms around its mission, dissolves and then reforms again. Take a page from McChrystal, and you'll discover just how much…

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hiring great job candidates
October 31, 2017 Read time: 2 minutes

  By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development Published By: Times of San Diego. With 2018 just around the corner and the economy in good shape, many companies are looking to bring new talent to their team come January. Talented job candidates will always have several options, so if you want to attract the cream…

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October 30, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

While temporary does mean short-term, when that time is shorter than expected, it hurts business. According to the Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2017 Temporary Worker Survey, 31 percent of temporary workers have quit a position early. How can a business succeed if one in three workers leave before the job is done? A client company spends a considerable amount…

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August 31, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, VP of Human Resources  Published By: GovLoop.  Want to be your own boss? If so, you’re in good company. Contingent workers — gig workers (i.e., temporary employees), freelancers (e.g., Uber drivers), and independent contractors (e.g., marketing consultants) — now comprise over a third of America’s labor force. According to Intuit CEO Brad…

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July 21, 2017 Read time: 1 minutes

By: By: Tania Fiero VP of Human Resources  Published By: Hr.com Does your company pay overtime? If so, it's a good time to pay attention to politics. In May, the House of Representatives approved the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 (H.R. 1180) by a 229-to-197 margin. Introduced by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), the bill…

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Young business woman reading an offer letter
July 19, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

How many offer letters have you sent in your HR career? Fifty? One hundred? Five hundred? Believe it or not, you'd probably have sent just one or two offer letters per year a few decades ago. Back then, they were largely written for executive-level or professional roles. Today, with positions becoming more and more specialized, many…

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