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Inclusive Decision-Making Principles

Question: How do I integrate inclusive decision-making into my team culture? Answer: As an organizational leader, you’ve learned about and understand the value of practicing inclusion in the workplace.  You’re beyond hearing about the business case for inclusion.  You’ve been focusing on intentional inclusion practices for years now.  It’s been difficult and time-consuming to continuously […]

Low Cost Benefit Ideas

Question: We are a small business trying to attract and retain staff in this competitive job market.  We can only offer so much in compensation. Are there any low-cost benefit ideas you can recommend? Answer:      With unemployment levels at a record low, attracting and retaining talent is extremely hard regardless of the size […]

FSLA – Update Notice

Question: What is the final rule by the Department of Labor to the Fair Labor Standards Act regarding overtime pay? Answer: By now, you have heard that the Department of Labor (DOL) has FINALLY announced the updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This is a final rule by the DOL to make an […]


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