Outsource or Hire? That Is the Question

Running a business isn’t easy, and the people side is particularly complex. There are rules and regulations from various governing bodies. You need to have processes and policies in place to help the business run smoothly. And at the heart of these rules, regulations,...

Reminders as you prepare for January 1st when employees can take Washington paid leave

As of January 1, 2020, employees in Washington state may be eligible to take paid family and medical leave (PFML). We’ve all known this day was coming. We’ve been paying into the system for a year. The Employment Security Department  (ESD) has been making rules to...

The cheapest recognition on the market

As we approach the end of the year, many organizations are working through the annual bonus process, announcing rewards to the team, and promoting benefit expansions for the new year. Annual parties and celebrations for milestones achieved are getting scheduled and...

3 reasons you should care about the new overtime pay rules

Here we go again. A new overtime rule. Didn’t we just do this? Yes… and no. Yes, in 2016 employers were preparing for a significant increase in the overtime threshold. No, because in August 2017 the courts permanently blocked the implementation of the mandated...

3 areas to be mindful of in your 2020 strategic planning

Resourceful spends time each year building a strategic plan. We take the time to step away from the day to day of the business and think about where we’ve been and where we want to go and then build a plan to take us there. We do our planning in September or October,...

The Opportunity of Leaves of Absence

A few weeks ago, my co-worker’s son, a lineman for the junior varsity football squad came home excited to tell his family that he might get to start at the upcoming Friday night game and play with the varsity squad. This moment of excitement and enthusiasm came as a...

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Pay Equity: The Business Case

Pay Equity: The Business Case

Individuals should be paid for the work they are doing and there shouldn’t be discrepancies based on gender or ethnicity. Research conducted by WorldatWork and Korn Ferry shows that 60% of US organizations are working to resolve pay inequities. Additionally, state and...

What should you look for in an HR Services partner?

What should you look for in an HR Services partner?

Whether you’re hiring an internal HR manager or an HR Services Consultant, there are qualities, abilities, and attributes to look for in an HR professional that supports your business. When hiring for our consultant team, I look for HR specialists who possess and...

3 Tips for Hiring Managers

3 Tips for Hiring Managers

In July I had the honor of facilitating a session for the University of Washington’s Women in Chemical Sciences and Diversity in Clean Energy groups about how to write a winning a resume. Just as I shared tips about writing resumes, I want to share tips for hiring...

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