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Surviving the Labor Shortage: 6 Rules for Employers

As of today, there are 146 days left in 2018. January 1 renewals are typically issued 90 days in advance, which leaves employers 6 weeks between now and then to improve their benefit strategy for 2019. As the economy grows stronger and employers find themselves competing even harder[…]

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Occupational Health & Safety: Arizona Employers Add New Training

Last issue I shared part one of my own personal story surviving an active shooter in the workplace, along with my interview with local SWAT Team Member, and President of MilMak Industries, Justin Walker. Justin shared with us how Arizona employers are working to better prepare employees for[…]

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How I Survived An Active Shooter – Expert Tips for Employers

It was December 6th, 1993. I was 22 years old, working as a Claims Information Clerk at a Worker’s Compensation office in Calgary, Alberta – Canada. I remember it was a Monday, about 8:30 a.m. and I had just started work helping my first customer of the day,[…]

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IRS Deadline July 31st: Employer PCORI Fees Due

In 2012 the Affordable Care Act (Healthcare Reform) created a nonprofit corporation known as the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), to support clinical effectiveness research. The stated mission of this non-profit was “To assist patients, clinicians, purchasers, and policymakers in making informed health decisions by advancing the quality[…]

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Supporting Employees with Cancer: 10 Tips for Employers

For people battling cancer, having a strong support system and a sense of normalcy can go a long way in fostering a positive attitude toward treatment. The workplace can be a great source of such support and routine, provided employers take appropriate actions to assist the employee during[…]

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Paid Time Off: Stats Show Employers Are Re-Thinking “Vacation”

Arizona’s warmer temperatures have arrived and with them comes vacation season. As employees begin putting in requests for time off employers may be interested to know that taking a sick day or requesting vacation is quickly becoming a thing of the past. In recent years, more employers are[…]

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Employee Handbooks: 9 Mistakes That Cost Employers Big $$

No employer wants to be sued by a disgruntled employee. Unfortunately in our ever-evolving litigious society the likelihood of that happening continues to grow. Once in court there are a select number of employer-created documents that form the foundation of the company’s defense. Among the most important is[…]

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Incumbent Testing: Employers Tackle Biggest Hazard in Today’s Workplace

Due to more automation, and largely sedentary lifestyles the physical strength of the average worker has changed over the years and it’s costing employers big money. A recent study that compared the physical strength of today’s worker with those of workers 10 years earlier reported these findings. Today’s[…]

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Separated Employees: The Hidden Factor Driving Your Labor Costs

It’s been said that it’s a lot easier to keep the customers you have than it is to find new ones. The same can be said for employees. Even corporate giants struggle with turnover. For example, last month General Motors announced that its human-resources chief had left the[…]

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Competing for Key Employees in Arizona – 4 Considerations for Employers

In recent years, Arizona has grown increasingly attractive as a destination for companies operating in industries like advanced manufacturing, financial services, aerospace and defense, bioscience, health care, technology, and innovation. Just last month Nikola Motor Company announced plans to make Buckeye, Arizona the new home for its electric[…]

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