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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.

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Risk Management | COVID-19

By: Ber Leary
June 3rd, 2021

The national Covid-19 vaccination program hit a major milestone in May of this year. Over 50% of American adults are now vaccinated against the deadly disease, so employers can now start planning in earnest for the great return to the office. But not everyone is excited about post-vaccine life. Around 49% of adults report say that they’re still nervous about physical interactions with others in environments such as the office. Even those who are fully vaccinated have concerns about their safety.

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Risk Management | Business Management & Strategy | COVID-19

By: Ber Leary
March 3rd, 2021

Remote working has been a massive success in the past year. But now that the vaccine is rolling out, employers are looking at ways to ditch Zoom calls and return to the office. There’s just one problem: not everyone wants to go back. And it’s causing tension at some companies.

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Risk Management | COVID-19

By: Ber Leary
December 1st, 2020

In a normal year, your employees’ holiday schedule wouldn’t be a big concern. You might politely ask where they’re going, but it’s not business-critical for you to discuss their travel plans. 

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Risk Management | Business Management & Strategy

By: Ber Leary
November 24th, 2020

Employee turnover is a natural part of any business. Contracts come to an end, employees move on, and you hire new people to replace them.  

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Risk Management | Employee Relations | COVID-19

By: Ber Leary
November 4th, 2020

Covid-19 has shown us just how amazing people can be.  

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Risk Management

By: Jenna Louis
October 30th, 2020

The McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act is governed by the U.S. Department of Labor and applies to contractors and subcontractors performing work on certain contracts with the Government. In my experience, I have worked with clients who have experienced difficulties understanding Service Contract Act employee exemptions.