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New Law Allows Employers to Make Temporary Changes to FSAs

On December 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the Economic Aid to Hard Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act into law. It makes temporary changes to rules governing health and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and allows employers that sponsor the plans to provide employees with more time to use the benefits. Here […]

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The Growing Importance of Coaches as Bosses

There are many, often competing opinions of what a manager’s key function is in the workplace. Some see a manager’s primary role as facilitating the top-down transfer of direction and company policy. Others see managers as vehicles for eliminating obstacles, allowing staff to complete their work as efficiently as possible.

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Delivering on the Promise of a Better Candidate Experience

Having crossed the threshold into 2021, we’ve all been given an opportunity to better understand the impact COVID-19 had on our world. In some instances, we saw businesses that faced dire consequences and needed to shut down, while others pivoted models and thrived, like delivery services or remote work technologies. But one common theme rings […]

Making the Business Case for Investing in Employee Mental Health in 2021

HR executives and buyers are hopeful the end of the pandemic is on the horizon. If everything goes as hoped, the stress-inducing work-from-home routine will come to an end before 2022. Naturally, business leaders are shy of scheduling return-to-work dates, which is both imminent and the cause of remarkable anxiety. For HR managers, this means […]

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The Importance of a First Impression

For many people, networking events and other professional-social hybrids feel like torture. Even those who wouldn’t consider themselves introverts sometimes cringe at the thought of being forced to go up to strangers and make small talk.

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Building on a Brutal 2020: Tips for Tackling 3 Big HR Goals

The year 2020 was an exhausting one for HR professionals, who were faced with constant workplace challenges ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to social movements to the presidential election. Now that it’s (thankfully) in our past, we can use the obstacles we faced to frame a better, brighter 2021. Here are some HR goals to […]

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Changing Nature of Internships

For many driven individuals, the right internship can be a key stepping stone that connects a solid educational background with a lucrative career path. Internships offer the opportunity to translate learning into practical experience, with little to no financial risk or long-term commitment from the employer, which gets cheap or even free labor out of […]

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Study Shows Most Employees Will Get Vaccine

Dominating the news cycle and Zoom meeting conversations is, of course, COVID-19. Questions such as what a “new normal” will look like and when work-from-home employees will return to the office abound.

The Importance of Developing a Learning Mind-Set

Being open to new ideas, constant lesson-learning, and curiosity make up a learning mind-set. Building a spirit of learning in yourself and others is a lifelong skill with great rewards. As a leader, learning to embrace an approach that encourages you and your team to keep moving down the path of learning, expansion, and growth […]