DOL Finalizes Minimum Wage Regulations for Federal Contractors

Article Contributed by Mark Adams The United States Department of Labor has issued its final rule to increase the federal minimum wage on the part of covered federal contractors and subcontractors.  The rule implements requirements set forth by Executive Order 14026. The final rule (which can be viewed and downloaded here) is effective January 30, …

Getting Ready For 2022? Bring It On . . . Onsite That Is!

With recruiting challenges at the forefront of every employer’s mind these days, employee development should be at the top of your to do-list for 2022.  Retaining and engaging valuable employees requires a pro-active approach, and strong development programs are part of a robust strategy aimed at retaining and preparing employees for enhanced professional opportunities. It …

The Business Imperative for Addressing Impostor Syndrome

Article Contributed By Kim Meninger Have you ever felt like a fraud? Have you ever worried that, despite all the external evidence of your success, others will soon find out that you don’t belong in your role? If so, you know the pain of impostor syndrome. And you’re not alone. Conservative estimates suggest that roughly …

Vaccinations & Reasonable Accommodations

As the vaccine mandates imposed by the Biden Administration continue to come under attack (with lawsuits filed in 12 regional circuit courts the fifth circuit that has blocked the OSHA ETS for the time being), many employers have nonetheless sought to impose mandatory vaccination policies on their own accord. For employers with these programs in place, …

Daylight Savings | Watch Out For Wage & Hour Issues

Guest Contributor | Bethany Wright, Cascade Employers Association That’s right, it’s that time again. Time for that “extra hour” of sleep we will all be getting. On Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 2:00 am, Daylight Savings time ends and our clocks will bounce back to 1:00 am; thus, giving us an extra hour of sleep, …

Purpose Has Professional Power

Article contributed by John Henderson I start each of my Totally Responsible Person© (TRP) classes with the same question “What is your purpose?” I ask participants to write it down in their workbooks – I don’t give them any additional guidance. It usually stumps some people but eventually, everyone is writing down their purpose. The …

Refresh Job Postings To Attract Fresh Talent

Article contributed by Pam Thornton When was the last time you really reviewed your job postings or advertisements? Every industry, every employer is struggling to find the talent they need. If you’re like many of us, when you have an opening or continual openings, you are going into your files, pulling the job description and …

Your New Year’s Resolution | Building A Thriving Company Culture

Article contributed by Allison Ebner “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” -Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx I read an article recently about Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx. If you’re unfamiliar with what Spanx is (you might be living under a rock for the past 20 years!) here’s a glimpse into their brand: SPANX by Sara …