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The workplace is in constant motion, each change in environment affects how employees work and impacts the entire team. Many Executives implement change in the workplace to reap the benefits that come from adapting business. However, change can also bring forth controversial elements that not all employees agree on. Here are a few workplace transformations… Read more »

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It is easy for business owners to forget about the importance of implementing smart hiring practices. While it may seem simple, hiring the right employees can be overwhelming and challenging. In fact, according to Inc.com 50 percent of businesses say hiring new employees is the top challenge they faced this year.   If you want… Read more »

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Over the last 25 years the workforce has drastically changed. Women’s presence in the labor force has more than doubled. We are also seeing an increase of minorities well as immigrants in the workforce. The U.S. is seeing the lowest unemployment rate in sixteen years. It is proven that when a team includes people of… Read more »

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A recent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, measured the effectiveness of wearable fitness trackers. One of the conclusions this study found is companies that focus on health and wellness programs have the upper hand. Not only does implementation of health and wellness plans reduce insurance costs, but it also retains… Read more »

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Unemployment rates in Arizona are at a record low. The shortage of professional talent in many professions is unheralded and no end is in sight for the next fifteen years. Today’s top candidates are harder to find and are looking for more from a potential employer. It’s vital to keep up with attractive benefits that… Read more »

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Starting in the 1990’s businesses began instituting relaxed dress codes. “Casual Friday” started as a sales technique in Hawaii, the Hawaiian garment industry was trying to sell more shirts, the idea was to encourage Hawaiian business to let their employees wear Hawaiian shirts to the office once a week. The mainland adapted this trend as… Read more »

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The U.S. unemployment rate is at the lowest level since 2001. Rumor has it the U.S. could be inching toward “full employment,” a time in which employers can’t find any more available, qualified workers to fill open positions. Despite the low unemployment level, a new study from CareerBuilder found that 76% of full-time, employed workers… Read more »

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Traditionally, companies tend to focus on work-life balance, employee engagement, and diversity to create culture. However, in recent years, there has been a shift to reorganize companies to improve speed, time to market, and efficiency. There is a team focus. According to Forbes, 92% of global organizations see organizational restructure as a critical priority. Nearly… Read more »

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Manufacturers Appeal to Millennials into the Workplace with Virtual Reality Manufacturers across the U.S. are working to rebrand manufacturing as a high-tech industry full of opportunity. A labor shortage looms ahead for manufacture as more and more of the senior workforce retires, and the need for millennials to step into manufacturing roles increases. Manufacturers are… Read more »

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Top employers have started abandoning the annual review process in favor of continuous or real-time reviews to provide employees with an assessment of their performance. As businesses focus on teams and become less hierarchical, many are streamlining annual reviews and using software to encourage constant feedback and coaching. According to a recent LinkedIn article, the… Read more »