Looking to do some recruiting? Job fairs are a proven winner for many companies. They’re a brand-builder, for one thing – and they present the opportunity for both the employer and job seeker to sniff each other out before anyone invests a lot of time in filling out applications, rewriting resumes and interviewing a potential […]

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Uber, the massive ridesharing company, has been in the dog house in recent months. On February 9th, 2017, Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, wrote a scathing account of sexual discrimination, harassment and enabling of the same that occurred during her time working for the company’s Bay Area headquarters. The company was stung by her […]

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The market for top talent is tough… and employers nationwide are being forced to up their compensation game. According to the recently released Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) 2017 Employee Benefits Report, one out of every three employers increased overall benefit offerings within the last 12 months. Only 6 percent of employers reported they […]

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The official unemployment rate is now at 4.3 percent – the lowest the benchmark jobs rating has been since mid-2007. Which means employers nationwide have been having to hire and promote against a stiffer marketplace for talent. Nearly across the board, employers are being forced to sweeten pay and benefits packages and work-life balance arrangements for […]

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This week, the City of Memphis announced the rollout of the Student Loan Reduction Program, a new benefit to help employees who are burdened by student loans. Memphis is the first city in the nation to offer this innovative benefit.  Memphis’ move provides further evidence that student loan assistance is gaining steam as an employee […]

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Looking to recruit and retain top talent? You’re gonna need a bigger benefits package – and health insurance and a competitive retirement plan need to be at the top of that list. That’s the word from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). The 2017 EBRI/Greenwald & Associates Health and Voluntary Workplace Benefits Survey reported the following: […]

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Human resources specialists are the unsung heroes of the HR world. Yes, the managers get all the credit (and take all the blame, if they’re any good.) But where the rubber meets the road, doing the grunt work of human resources and actually making things happen are the lower-level HR specialists. Many of them just […]

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With over $1.3 Trillion in student loan debt outstanding, and interest rates at or near all-time lows, there is a booming business in student loan refinancing. Several private lenders have emerged who specialize in refinancing these loans, and you can see their television ads almost daily. But while student loan refinancing might be a great […]

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Our CEO Scott Thompson was recently featured as a guest commentator in The Hill discussing new legislation in Congress that would create a tax cut for employers to offer a student loan repayment benefit. By helping the 90-million strong millennial generation free up more income for consumption, this tax break can spur economic growth. Among […]

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