March 16th, 2017

The District of Columbia recently passed the looming Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act (UPLAA). The Act amends the District of Columbia Family and Medical Leave Act (DCFMLA), the Office of Administrative Hearings Establishment Act and the Budget Support Act. The bill’s amendment that are of significance to your organization is to the DCFMLA which expanded the laws definition of family member to include Foster Child.

The UPLAA requires private sector employers, with one or more…

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March 2nd, 2017

Why You Should Outsource HR

Did you know that 26% of companies outsource business-related functions to save money? According to The Society for Human Resources Management, nearly 23% of companies outsource to focus on strategy and 18% do it due to a lack of in-house expertise.

But why should you do it for HR specifically? Just think about all the moving parts within an HR department: compliance standards, employee benefits, payroll, training programs and background checks just to name a…

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January 30th, 2017

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When you build a culture of learning within your company, you create a stronger staff that is more engaged, informed and committed. It shows employees that you value their involvement and support their growth, which translates into improved employee productivity and overall satisfaction.

Many employees may already be interested in advancing their professional career through continuing education. But when your C-suite is just as enthusiastic about the opportunity, it can enhance…

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January 30th, 2017

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Picture this: Your alarm goes off and you wake up to start your day. As the coffee pot brews, you open the blinds and instantly see white everywhere. You realize that while you were sleeping, Mother Nature decided to deliver a surprise snow day to your region. Your first impulse may be to jump back into bed but take a moment to do the most important thing you should do today- communicate!

Check your smartphone or email to see if there is any correspondence from your employer about delayed…

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January 26th, 2017

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More than three million people attended women’s marches around the world on Saturday January 22, 2017. Various causes were attached to the march, but at its core, the demonstration was in support of women’s rights and civil rights.

It’s a battle that women are still fighting. Although improvements have been made over the years, 43% of respondents to a Pew Research Center study said that women are held to higher standards.

The gender gap still exists. But the number of female…

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