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Revolving Door of Talent

Quits are on the Rise: Do You Have a Revolving Door of Talent?

In May, the US Economy added 223,000 jobs and national unemployment reached a low of 3.8% (an 18-year low).  There were 6.6 million job openings with the number of quits at 3.6 million (a rate of 2.4%). When the economy and job market were weak during the recession, workers were… Read More



Youth Employment Compliance

Today’s Lesson: Youth Employment Recruiting and Compliance

With Memorial Day having marked the unofficial start of summer, many employers are hoping to benefit from an influx in the availability of minor employees at the close of the school year to help fill seasonal jobs and/or entry-level roles for which it has been difficult to find available candidates… Read More

Skilled Labor Workers

6 Tips for Recruiting in the World of Skilled Labor Shortages

While a low unemployment rate can create a great boost for the economy and thus strong business growth, for many employers it also translates to trouble in finding enough workers to keep up with growing business demands.  After decades of pushing would-be workers entering the workforce toward a career paths… Read More

Employer Questions 2018 W4

The 2018 IRS Form W-4 Has Been Released. Now What Should Employers Do?

On February 28th, the IRS released the much-anticipated Form W-4 for 2018.  The updated form incorporates changes based upon the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act legislation passed in December 2017 with a number of provisions that went into effect January 1, 2018, including an overhaul of the withholding tax… Read More

Cracked Pot

We’re All Cracked Pots: Managing Employees’ Weaknesses

Many years ago, I had a great manager named Kim who at one of our team meetings shared with all of her employees a great story about a cracked water pot.  There are a number of variations of this fable, but here is the version she shared as I best… Read More

New Employee Onboarding

10 Tips to Make a Great First Impression When Onboarding New Employees

Congratulations!  In today’s competitive labor market, after a harrowing recruitment process, you have succeeded in attracting an ideal candidate to join your team.  After such a significant investment of time and resources, ensuring a successful employee onboarding experience is beneficial to both your new employee and your company as… Read More