Arizona’s Economy: The Recovery Begins?

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Click to Read the Full Article   George W. Hammond, Ph.D., Director and Research Professor at the Economic and Business Research Center compiles data to predict how the economy will evolve in the next two years. The current economic downturn is estimated to be similar in magnitude of the Great Depression but expected to be… Read more »

Arizona Requirements for Businesses- 6/17/20

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Governor Doug Ducey announced businesses must update and enforce written policies that adopt federal and state guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19.   Click here to read the Requirements for Businesses.   Businesses shall develop, establish, implement and enforce policies that adopt federal and state guidance including hygiene and sanitation practices, physical distancing requirements,… Read more »

Navigating Our New Normal – HR Insights Magazine (Volume IX)

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Click to Read “Navigating Our New Normal”   A few months ago, the world as we know it was turned upside down. The coronavirus swept across the world and upended how people interact with each other in all aspects of their lives: school, work, leisure, shopping—everything. No matter when the COVID19 pandemic is declared “officially”… Read more »

Scottsdale Economy Report – April 2020

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The City of Scottsdale Economic Development Department prepared a report on the current state of the economy using eight economic indicators including: Unemployment Claims Unemployment Rates Economic Base Vulnerability Warn Notices Tourism Sales Tax Collection Construction Permitting Online Job Postings   CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REPORT   Visit the Choose Scottsdale – City of… Read more »

FFCRA Employee Rights Notice

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The Employee Rights Notice for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act outlines Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave options made available with recent passage of the FFCRA.   The best source for additional information is the US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division. https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd              … Read more »

Decline in Revenue Caused by Shortage of Workers in All Skill Levels

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SHORTAGES OF LOW-SKILL, MIDDLE-SKILL, AND HIGH-SKILL WORKERS CAUSING REVENUE DECLINES AND OTHER HEADACHES FOR EMPLOYERS, TRUEBLUE’S LATEST STUDY FINDS Article shared by the American Staffing Association 12/06/2019 TACOMA, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– While there has been a lot of discourse around the shortage of high-skill workers in the U.S., a new study by staffing giant TrueBlue shows… Read more »

2020 Resolutions for Employers

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New Year’s resolutions for employers in the US Article shared by the American Staffing Association Ius Laboris USA December 31 2019 By Jeffrey D. Mokotoff, Firm: Fordharrison   What should employers in the US keep in mind for the start of 2020? This article sets out a brief checklist. As 2020 dawns, employers should ask themselves if they’re… Read more »

Not Keeping Employment Records Can Place Arizona Employers at Risk

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Article shared by the American Staffing Association JD Supra (09/12/19) Jeffrey Silence How long should Arizona employers keep employment records? The short answer is – it depends. Most Arizona and federal employment law claims have a fairly short statute of limitations. Under Title VII, employees must file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC within 300… Read more »

Tis the Season of Work Holiday Parties!

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The Renaissance Team celebrated this holiday season with teamwork, laughter, and a western bank heist! As if we don’t spend enough time together as is, we locked ourselves in a room and put our team’s synergy to the test! We celebrated a victorious heist with dinner and drinks. What are your favorite ways to celebrate… Read more »

The State of the Gender Pay Gap 2019

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The difference in earnings between men and women have decreased over the last few years but a significant discrepancy remains. The uncontrolled gender pay gap calculates the overall earnings of all women to the earnings of all men. The uncontrolled gender pay gap states that women currently earn $0.79 for every dollar a man earns…. Read more »

MetLife’s U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study 2019

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Because thriving, happy employees are better employees — they are more engaged in their work, are more loyal to their employers, and more meaningfully contribute to their organizations’ goals. Employers traditionally have been focused on the success of their employees in the workplace. But today’s employees, across generations, are seeking fulfillment across their work, personal… Read more »

Mobile Recruiting Insights

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According to Talent Now, 90% of all American adults own a cell phone of some kind. With the successful adoption and increased usage of smartphones across the globe, there is incredible untapped potential for recruiters to connect with this massive audience of potential job seekers in new ways. Professional recruiters and hiring managers are adopting… Read more »

Employers Decide Between Performance Reviews and Check-Ins

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  Fewer and fewer employers are conducting formal performance reviews. According to The Society of Human Resource Management, hiring managers think formal performance reviews are inaccurate, time-consuming and don’t motivate employees. Employees often complain that they are untimely, disrespectful and don’t reward high performers or deal with poor performers. Employers are beginning to opt out… Read more »

Recruiting Tips in the Age of Google

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The rise of modern technology has touched, changed and revolutionized almost every industry and market. The world is in a digital age, the age of Google, as some might say. As advancements in technology continue, we can only expect for things to adapt further with technology. Looking exclusively at the impact technology has played on… Read more »

Employers are Getting Ghosted

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“Ghosting” often associated with dating, is now practiced in the workplace, and it’s driving recruiters and hiring managers crazy. This dreaded phenomenon where, for whatever reason, with no warning and no explanation a person cuts off all communication with another. There was once a time when companies were ignoring job applications or candidates after an… Read more »

6 Strategies to Attract, Motivate and Retain Knowledge Workers

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The world of work has evolved. Day-to-day tasks, work environments, and technology have modernized to meet the needs of today’s workforce. The people have also changed, but many businesses continue to believe that technology alone is the answer to their problems. It’s sophisticated and alluring, but what is often overlooked are the people who use… Read more »

Narrow Your Candidate Pool and Make the Right Hire

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Technology has made applying to jobs easier, there are endless ways to apply to positions ranging from online job-boards to resume blasting services. Hiring managers now have access to candidates they may not have had in previous years. This tends to lead to an influx of candidates applying to positions. It can be hard to… Read more »

The Benefits of Telecommuting for Employers and Employees

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Work flexibility is desired by all different people, for a variety of reasons. According to Work Flexibility, in addition to enhancing productivity, telecommuting helps companies access and recruit top talent, no matter where they happen to live and to retain those great employees after they’re hired.   Here are five benefits of telecommuting for both… Read more »

AI Software is Changing the Workforce

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Most workers spend about 8.8 hours a week in meetings. At the Director level, time spent in meetings goes up to an average of 10.4 hours a week, according to a Zoom survey. Since Google’s 2018 keynote, we’ve seen a growth in AI and augmented reality (AR) technology. 73% of people surveyed by Zoom believe… Read more »

Changing Generations in the Workforce

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Our workforce has been dominated and shaped by the Baby Boomer generation for years, they have created benchmarks in experience and skill that generations below will have to live up to. As Baby Boomers begin to retire, trends in the workforce have begun to shift. In 2018 we’ve seen five different generations in the work… Read more »