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Five Fantastic Salary Negotiation Tips

First-time salary negotiator? Get the tips you need. Many-time salary negotiator? Get the reminders you need. Negotiating a salary with your potential new employer can be intimidating, but we’re here to help. Check out our five fantastic salary negotiation tips—and put them to work next time you pass the interview phase. 1. Conduct research. No, […] Read Article “Five Fantastic Salary Negotiation Tips”

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What’s up with wages in America?

Wages, pay, compensation. Hourly, salary. Whatever you call it (Let’s go with pay for the remainder of this article.), and whatever the case, it forces your business to evolve. So, are you evolving? And are you evolving in a way that’s mutually beneficial for your business and your employees? If you’re aware of—and reactive to—the […] Read Article “What’s up with wages in America?”

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Recent FLSA Updates and What They Mean for Your Business

You may have already heard, but a federal judge in Texas recently struck down an Obama-era change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that would have significantly expanded who would qualify for overtime pay. Just how significant? Well, 4.2 million more workers would have been eligible for overtime, according to Forbes.com. Under the rule, […] Read Article “Recent FLSA Updates and What They Mean for Your Business”

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Why do 34% of companies say no to succession planning?

Wow. More than a third of companies do NOT use succession plans. You’re surprised, right? At least a little bit? Because, admittedly, we were. And even though we thought we knew the reasons for this shift, we were bound and determined to confirm our suspicions. So we did. And what we found was interesting—something you […] Read Article “Why do 34% of companies say no to succession planning?”

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It’s Equal Pay Day and you should pay attention.

What exactly is Equal Pay Day? Instead of defining it on my own, I’ll use Wikipedia’s definition. (Yeah, I realize Wikipedia isn’t the most credible source in academia, but for this, it’s fine… and accurate.) Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap. It was last celebrated […] Read Article “It’s Equal Pay Day and you should pay attention.”

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5 Tips For Talking to Your Boss about a Workplace Issue

Assuming you don’t want to write an open letter that goes viral, brings you all sorts of attention (good and bad), and sparks debates about Millennials, wages and more, here are five tips for talking to your boss about a workplace issue.  1. Ensure the issue is legit and outside of your control. Take a […] Read Article “5 Tips For Talking to Your Boss about a Workplace Issue”

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The U.S. Ranks Fourth in Global Talent, or Better than 105 Other Countries

The 2015-2016 GTCI Report As far as attracting, producing and retaining talent, the U.S. ranks fourth in the world. Hey, it’s still top 5 and, when you consider that 109 countries were ranked, it’s a pretty decent score. Plus, we’re still tops in categories like global GDP. And, considering we were also fourth in the […] Read Article “The U.S. Ranks Fourth in Global Talent, or Better than 105 Other Countries”

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4 Workplace Takeaways from the State of the Union Address

President Obama’s last State of the Union Address was emphatic, energetic and enthusiastic. It was also heavily workforce-focused and, of course, we couldn’t resist expressing our thoughts on a few of his quotes (thanks, Federal News Service). Let’s get to it. “And I will keep pushing for progress on the work that I believe still […] Read Article “4 Workplace Takeaways from the State of the Union Address”