Arizona’s Paid Sick Leave Law: What Your Company Needs to Know

Beginning July 1, 2017, Arizona joined California in requiring paid sick leave for employees. The new law was approved by Arizona voters in November 2016 as part of Proposition 206, which also increased the state’s minimum wage. It applies to…

8 TED Talks to Help Jumpstart Staff Innovation

"Where do you get your ideas?" Ask any innovator, and they’ll tell you, “Everywhere.” Chances to innovate are all around us, but we often miss them if we’re not in the right frame of mind for innovation. Here are eight…

Don’t Put Your Company at Risk: I-9 Form for Employment Eligibility Verification

It can be challenging to remain compliant in today’s business environment with regulations and political climates changing frequently and often unpredictably. In this article, we will discuss the changes brought by the revised I-9 that was released in November of…

Preparing Your Company for Arizona’s Employment Changes on July 1

Starting July 1, 2017, most employers in Arizona will be expected to follow the state’s new rules regarding paid sick leave. Certain “small business” organizations are exempt if they have gross annual revenues under $500,000 and do no business in…

Hiring in Phoenix Is Hotter Than Ever! What This Means for You

Throughout 2016, Arizona has posted higher-than-average job growth compared with the rest of the nation – and among Arizona cities, Phoenix is leading the pack. Here are the hottest hiring sectors in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area today: In June 2016, Forbes…

Multigenerational Workforce Management: 4 Tips to Follow

The multigenerational nature of today’s workforce has become the focus of countless articles and even books on management.  With three generations of workers already present in the workforce and a fourth generation set to start graduating from high school in…

Perennial Hiring Headache? Strategies to Help You Relieve It

Is hiring a struggle, year after year? Does the mere thought of filling an opening bring on a headache?  Long-term hiring challenges can mean your hiring strategy is failing to meet your needs. Here are some top tips to find…

Grow Your Company Culture With These Eight Ideas

Summer is a great time to cultivate company culture in a way that incorporates a sense of summer fun into your team’s consistent productivity.  Here are eight “top tips” on making your company culture thrive: Make praise viral. Build your…

How to Use Technology to Create a Better Candidate Experience

During the recession, candidates struggled to find the right employer. Today, with the economy in full swing, employers are struggling to find the right candidates. Technological innovations can make it easier than ever to find, recruit, and retain the right…

7 Steps to More Productive Meetings

The word “meeting” provokes groans from professionals in nearly every field. Meetings are essential to ensure everyone is on the same page and that work proceeds smoothly – but every minute spent in a meeting that doesn’t pursue these goals…