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Despite slowdown, companies still hiring

Despite slowdown, companies still hiring

Companies are still hiring, though there is a slight slowdown in the economy. Experts disagree on whether the U.S. is facing a recession, but some economic indicators are causing concern. Employers need to be prepared. Despite a high inflation rate, the labor market...
Independent contractors can save you money

Independent contractors can save you money

Hiring independent contractors rather than full-time employees can save some employers money. You don’t have to pay for overhead or benefits, yet you can have an expert in the field to call on for advice and have peace of mind. Independent contractors and consultants...

Employee recognition increases morale, productivity

In any social setting, a thank-you can go a long way. In the workplace, letting employees know they’re appreciated will help build morale and increase productivity. Managers are quick to inform employees when they’ve made a mistake, but too few companies reward their...

How do you keep your remote workers engaged?

As the number of employees working remotely has increased during the pandemic, communication has become key to keeping them engaged. Good technology, such as Slack, Zoom, GoToMeeting, Google Meet or Cisco WebEx, is critical for effective communication, along with...
Prepare your staff to address workplace violence

Prepare your staff to address workplace violence

We see it all too often in the news. A disgruntled employee goes to his workplace and shoots several people. Though the major events make headlines, many more violent episodes occur in the workplace annually that don’t draw national media attention, the Society for...
Vaccine mandates still a hot issue

Vaccine mandates still a hot issue

As the omicron variant begins to wane, public officials and employers continue to grapple with issues concerning COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Last month, a federal district court judge in Texas blocked President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees. ...
PFML contribution reduced, maximum benefit increased

PFML contribution reduced, maximum benefit increased

Massachusetts employers now pay a lower contribution to the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) and employees are eligible for a higher maximum weekly benefit, effective Jan. 1. The PFML law provides up to 26 weeks of paid leave in a benefit year for family...
2021 BBB Award Winner for Marketplace Excellence

2021 BBB Award Winner for Marketplace Excellence

I am honored and thankful to have won the “Small Business of the Year” award at the 2021 Better Business Bureau Marketplace Excellence Ceremony this week! The award is given to businesses that have shown high standards of behavior towards customers,...

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