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New HR Trend: The Rise of Tryout Periods

In the ever-evolving landscape of human resources, companies are constantly seeking innovative strategies to improve their hiring processes. One tactic that is gaining ground is offering “tryouts” or “ride-alongs” before extending a permanent job offer. This practice involves providing candidates with a conditional job offer, ranging from a day to

Exempt Salary Levels Set To Increase On July 1, 2024

The minimum salary for exempt salaried employees is set to increase on July 1, 2024, from the current level of $684 per week to a new level of $844 per week. This increase applies to executive, administrative and professional employees, and means that exempt salaried employees like supervisors, managers, marketing

7 Actionable Steps for Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

While a high percentage of executives rate diversity and inclusion as an important issue, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) investments fell to 27% in 2023 (down 33% from the previous year). This is a trend we hope to see reverse because DEI benefits organizations as much or more as the

A Guide to Understanding Affirmative Action Plans

In today’s competitive and globalized business environment, fostering equal employment opportunities and promoting diversity within an organization is not only a moral and legal obligation but also a strategic business imperative.

Transferring Trouble – Problem Employees in the Workplace

Transferring troubled employees, just like troubled bears, is simply transferring trouble. The odds are overwhelming that an employee who was a problem for you in one location will be a problem for you in the new location. An employee can be troublesome or difficult for many reasons, particularly if the

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