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Posted July 01, 2020in Human Resources

Celebrating small wins

Celebrations can help keep employees motivated and engaged during times of disruption and change. Don’t just wait for big accomplishments to pause and celebrate as lofty goals are not the only ones worth recognizing. Smaller wins can often go unnoticed while we focus more on mistakes and shortcomings. Oasis, a

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Posted March 04, 2020in Human Resources

What are your tips for success as a first-time manager?

If you are in a management role early in your career, you likely have been chosen for your performance and work ethic. But many professionals often find the road from employee to manager bumpier than expected. Here are our tips for success for managers stepping into the management role for

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Posted February 05, 2020in Human Resources

Who should be eligible for my 401(k) program?

Retirement security. Sounds great, right? That’s the goal of a new law regarding retirement savings; on Jan. 1, the SECURE Act – entailing a variety of changes to retirement accounts including 401(k)s, 403(b)s, IRAs and others – went into effect. One highlight for employers is the change to eligibility requirements.

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Posted January 01, 2020in Human Resources

Quick tips to improve your resume

If your 2020 resolution is a career move, the first place you will start is your resume. Here are some quick tips to make sure your resume stands out. 1. Be sure your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date, has a professional picture and include a link on your resume. 2. Eliminate

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Posted December 04, 2019in Human Resources

What’s a good bonus strategy?

At the end of the year, many companies begin to think about bonuses. Bonuses are an important part of keeping employees happy and motivated. Employers tend to give one of two types of bonuses – holiday bonuses and performance bonuses. The first are ad hoc, and usually a flat amount

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Posted November 06, 2019in Human Resources

Do I have to pay for lunch?

As an employer, you want your employees to spend their time at the “office” productively — doing what you hired them to do. But everyone’s gotta eat. When employees are hourly, how and when they eat can make a big impact on your business. For example, requirements for paid or

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Posted October 02, 2019in Human Resources

What is retained recruiting? Is it a good option for my company?

With the competition for good workers at a fever pitch, you may have started to hear about retained recruiting. This service is an innovative and customizable take on the traditional contingent staffing model, and it’s particularly useful for smaller companies and not-for-profits, whether they have HR staff or not. Other

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Posted September 04, 2019in Human Resources

What does it mean to have servant-hearted leadership?

To create a spectacular culture, leadership is everything. Everybody’s heard the old adage, “People don’t leave their companies; they leave their manager.” What works for me – and what I think delivers results for employees, for clients and ultimately shareholders – is servant-hearted leadership. These leaders understand their role as

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Posted July 31, 2019in Human Resources

When should I start applying for internships?

Scores of young people are preparing to return to school, some of them to colleges and universities that are miles from their parents. In a very real sense, college is and ought to be about more than simply preparing for the workforce; nevertheless, students and parents alike are justified in

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Posted July 03, 2019in Human Resources

Are your workplace benefits attracting younger workers?

Attracting millennial workers is all the rage in the employment space. Generational shifts and rock-bottom unemployment leave small- and medium-sized businesses in difficult straits to find and keep good employees. Many employers feel simply priced out of the market for talent – unable to offer grandiose salaries or traditional employee

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