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Timely blog posts by HR and Recruiting consultants responding to every day questions, hot topics and compliance-related news as it relates to attracting, engaging and retaining talent.

Debra Kabalkin

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Diversity & Inclusion

By: Debra Kabalkin
May 30th, 2018

National PTSD Awareness Day is coming up around the corner on June 27th and I thought this would be a good time to shed light on the topic. More and more we hear about the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the workplace.

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Risk Management | Benefits | Employee Relations

By: Debra Kabalkin
May 2nd, 2018

Throughout my time as an HR consultant, I have worked with companies of all sizes, but for the purpose of this article, I wanted to focus primarily on small business.  When talking about policies and compliance topics one of the first questions companies ask is about the different types of leave and FMLA.

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By: Debra Kabalkin
September 12th, 2017

According to HRA-NCA, more than 50% of employers offer severance to all levels of employees (except for gross misconduct).  As HR consultants, we commonly see severance offered for the following reasons:

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Business Management & Strategy

By: Debra Kabalkin
June 20th, 2016

This month we sat down with Dr. Virginia Bianco-Mathis, Professor and Chair of Management and Human Resources at Marymount University, School of Business. She teaches courses in analytics, coaching, talent development, organizational development, and strategy. In addition, she is a leading consultant in the areas of strategic planning, executive coaching, organization development, and leadership.  Check out the interview below:

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Total Rewards | Risk Management | Employee Relations

By: Debra Kabalkin
May 19th, 2016

White-Collar Exemption Changes Are Here Last March, I wrote an article when the topic of the DOL FLSA White Collar-Exemption change was being discussed.  At that time there was a lot of uncertainty about what the new minimum salary threshold would be; when this rule would take effect; and how much supervisory responsibility an employee would have to have to be considered exempt. Well, wait no more because effective December 1, 2016, the new rules go into effect.

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Communication | Diversity & Inclusion | Risk Management | Community | Business Management & Strategy | Best Practices | Employee Relations

By: Debra Kabalkin
April 26th, 2016

Around election time, we hear a couple of questions that consistently come up by our clients. Time off for voting, the do’s and don’ts of how to handle politics in the workplace, and most importantly, how to encourage voter participation. Find out how I respond to these questions below!