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March 12, 2019

Detroit Welcomes $30M Skilled Trades Training Center

By: Riia O'Donnell and Katie Clarey for HR Dive, Photo by Josh Garcia on Unsplash Dive Brief: The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters (MRCC) and Millwrights and its contractor partners announced the construction of a $30 million facility in Detroit to provide free skilled trades training to up to 1,500 students...

March 5, 2019

Creating a Culture of Recognition

By: Lisa Burden for HR Dive, Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash When employees are recognized for their work, employers can see gains in engagement, productivity and retention. But such efforts must be more than a one-time event; to really enjoy the benefits, employers need a culture of recognition, experts say. This has...

March 1, 2019

The Top 5 Ways You’re Burning Out Your Employees (and How to Stop)

By: Scott Mautz for Inc., Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash In today's scorching labor market, leaders can't afford to watch their best employees exit stage left. And yet leaders are often the ones creating the drama. It leads to greatly reduced energy levels and alarmingly increased disengagement levels--a.k.a. burnout. Research from Gallup indicates two-thirds of full-time employees...

February 28, 2019

Dems’ Medicare for All Bill Would Neuter Private Insurance

By: Sahil Kapur and John Tozzi for Benefits Pro, Photo by Al Drago/Bloomberg A leader of House Democrats’ progressive wing is proposing “Medicare for all” legislation that would replace almost all private health insurance, an idea that’s galvanizing the party’s liberal base and winning endorsements from many...

February 27, 2019

The Do’s and Don’ts of a Flexible Work Schedule

By: Danielle Higley for Namely, Photo by Mimi Thian on Unsplash A great team is hard to find and expensive to replace. Money aside, losing top performers affects morale and, worst-case scenario, can prompt a mass exodus, leaving whole departments devoid of senior leadership and perspective. That’s why it’s so important...

February 26, 2019

Time Off to Vote Act Would Give All Americans Two Paid Hours Off From Work to Vote

By: Jesse Rifkin for GovTrack Insider, Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash  Should we allow employees time off work to vote on Election Day? Context When Pew Research Center asked people who were registered to vote but hadn’t why they didn’t, 14% cited inability to get time off work or fit voting into...

February 22, 2019

17 Company Swag Ideas Employees Really Want

By: Ashley Bell for Snacknation  Some people say it’s the thought that counts. Those people were not talking about company swag. Lame, generic gifts could show your employees you don’t know them, doing more harm than no swag at all. Plus, company swag nobody wants is a giant waste...

February 21, 2019

HR’s Guide to Interacting with Employees of All Abilities

By: Katie Clarey for HR Dive, picture by rawpixel on Unsplash  Humans tend to form perceptions about people with disabilities based on their interactions with others who have disabilities, according to Felicia Nursmen, managing director of employer services at the National Organization on Disability. While experience can sometimes lend wisdom later on,...

February 20, 2019

PEOs Have Much to Offer Growing Businesses

By: Felicia Vestal for PEO Compass, picture by rawpixel on Unsplash  I personally love reading articles from the past and comparing them to the present time. Below is an article published in Inc Magazine on August 30th, 2017. I believe many of the factors stated in this article are still very...

February 19, 2019

How to Keep That New Year’s Resolution Mentality All Year Long

By: Kat Boogaard for The Muse, picture by Emma Matthews on Unsplash  Remember that burst of motivation you felt on January 1? When you sat down and thought carefully about what you wanted to accomplish and how you could improve yourself in the next 365 days? Tell me this: Did you...