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We’ve devoted our Blog section to topics based on life experiences. We believe in communicating critical information through stories you can relate to. Here you will find articles on topics such as how to stay compliant, better understand your employees and become better leaders. Sometimes we’ll even throw in one just to make you laugh. If there’s a topic you wish you knew more about, tell us, we’ll get right on it. We’re here to meet your needs.

HR Management

Using HR as a Competitive Edge

What organization doesn’t want a competitive edge?  Did you know you’re sitting on a huge edge right now?  Um, let me rephrase that. Building a solid human resources foundation will instantly give you a competitive edge.  How? Why thank you for asking. I’ll show you in seven easy steps.  Recruitment and Selection  Have a clear…

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HR Management

How to Work With a Human Resources Consultant

You’ve decided to work with a human resources consultant.  Great, now what?   After years of consulting both great and challenging clients, here are my top three tips for working with a human resources consultant: CALL BEFORE NOT AFTER – Call your HR consultant ten minutes before you do something you’re questioning, not ten minutes after. …

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HR Management

My 18-Month Journey…

  Starting a company, writing a book, building an app, learning to paddle board — all in 18 months. Oh my!  Starting my own human resources company was something I always knew I wanted to do and feel incredibly proud to accomplish. I can take my decades of experience in HR and share it with…

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Employee Benefits

Benchmarking versus Market

Have you ever benchmarked a position, determined a salary, and interviewed, only to find out no one will work for what you are paying? How does that happen? Ever heard the expression, “what the market will bear”? In a nutshell, your data doesn’t match market data. Maddening, right? Let’s break this down. Benchmarking is an…

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HR Management

Do You Need a Human Resources Consultant?

You read the title, now you’re reading this sentence. Yep, you probably need an HR consultant. But let’s be sure. Ask yourself these four questions: 1. Do you pay at least one person as an employee through payroll? (I’m going with the answer of “yes,” since you’re reading this article.) Having an employee on payroll…

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Podcast – I Find It Interesting

The idea of interviewing for a Podcast was both exhilarating and terrifying. Matt’s professionalism and ability to make me feel completely at ease made this such a wonderful experience. Thank you Matt! https://ifinditinteresting.podbean.com/e/a-chat-with-the-resourceful-christine-frazer/

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HR Management

HR Versus Corporate

“We don’t want to add HR into our company because we don’t want to become corporate,” the company I was talking to announced. I hear that phrase nearly every day. If you’ve ever thought you are making decisions that feel too corporate as your company grows, then I challenge you to ask yourself whether it…

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We Are Like A Family Here

We Are Like a Family Here “We are like a family here at company XYZ,” yet another employer tells me.   Each time I hear that, I think, Oh really? I’m so sorry, that must be terrible.   Don’t get me wrong, I love my family, but I have no intention of working with them…

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Cost of Employee Benefits to Your Business

You budget for paperclips… why not for employee benefits? You’ll want to read this if payroll and employee benefits aren’t two of the top five items in your operating budget. I see carefully crafted operating budgets all the time. It’s generally quite easy to find a line item for office supplies. But nothing, not even on page two, for employee benefits. Why? I started asking employers why they don’t budget for benefits. The responses have been remarkably the same, “Because we just have to have them.”

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Employee Classification

Employee Classification | Hourly Pay vs. Salary Pay

Do have an extra $5.3 MILLION to resolve a wage and hour claim? Fun fact: on average, total wage and hour payments due to unpaid overtime, failure to provide meal and/or rest breaks and off-the-clock work total approximately $400 million per year. On average, companies have paid $5.3 million to resolve one case. If you’re thinking, “No problem, I outsource my payroll, so everything is fine,” I would agree. Your payroll probably is just fine. But are your employee classification?

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Mentoring

Do You Really Know How to Be A Mentor?

Many of us consider ourselves mentors, someone with knowledge and experience to motivate and propel another person to greatness. It generally starts because we identify with something in another person. In fact, we often see them as younger versions of ourselves. Think of someone in your life you considered to be a mentor. Chances are they were someone who helped you see things in yourself you might not have otherwise seen. They were probably able to be perfectly honest with you… even when it hurt. The other little-known fact is a true mentor will have no personal agenda other than…

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