J. Kent's Blog - Articles for Employers and Job Seekers

8 Ways Companies Can Support the Mental Health of Their Employees

Posted by: Karen Booher on May 23rd, 2022

Mental illness has affected humankind, and business, forever. It has many different forms – depression, anxiety, stress, substance use/abuse, anger, and many other afflictions. Fortunately, now the conversation has started and the stigma of needing mental health support is decreasing. For that, we owe thanks in part to many public figures willing to talk about…

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Attract Top Talent to Denver With Relocation Assistance

Posted by: Lauren Brown on May 23rd, 2022

In a time when companies are scrambling to find top talent to fill open positions, management is now having to think outside the box in terms of benefits – even before a potential employee comes on board. This is where a relocation package or assistance could come in. There are many relocation services that can…

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What is Important to the Class of 2022?

Posted by: Karen Booher on April 20th, 2022

It’s still prime time for recruiting graduates from the Class of 2022! Today’s college graduates have spent up to half of their college experience in a pandemic, so what was important to graduates five years ago is different than what is important to them today. A survey of more than 2,500 upcoming 2022 graduates was…

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Ways to Recognize Your Administrative Professional on Wednesday, 4/27/2022

Posted by: Karen Booher on April 20th, 2022

The last full week of April each year is Administrative Professionals Week, and every Wednesday of that week is Administrative Professionals Day, designated to recognize the important contributions that administrative professionals make each year to our economy and workplace. Gift Ideas for Your Administrative Professional: There are so many ways to recognize your company’s administrative…

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Quiz – How Are Your Management Skills?

Posted by: Karen Booher on April 19th, 2022

Managers are a key part of any organization. Good managers can have a huge positive impact, and are a reason employees stay at companies. Bad managers can do a lot of harm, and are a reason employees leave. Business Management Daily, a division of Capitol Information Group, Inc. provides a quick 50-question quiz focusing on…

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An Emerging Form of Bias in the Workplace – “Mask Shaming”

Posted by: Karen Booher on March 20th, 2022

As employers start to welcome (and require) more face time in the office from their employees, it is important to be aware of, and take actions to prevent, an emerging form of bias in the workplace – “mask shaming”. Jurisdictional and/or occupational mandates aside, employers need to recognize that some employees will choose to mask…

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Colorado Public Health Emergency Leave (“PHEL”) Not Expiring Until May 14, 2022 – at the Earliest

Posted by: Karen Booher on March 20th, 2022

In January, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced the eighth consecutive renewal (in approximate three-month intervals) of the nationwide COVID-19 public health emergency, which first was declared on January 31, 2020. This latest renewal took effect on January 16, 2022, and is effective until April 16, 2022, unless the secretary renews…

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Women’s History Month – Recognizing Women’s Shrinking Numbers in the Workforce and National Equal Pay Day

Posted by: Karen Booher on March 19th, 2022

Women have been at the top of the headlines in March, with the annual recognition of Women’s History Month. Since 1987, the month of March has been dedicated to celebrating women’s often overlooked contributions to history, culture, and society. The National Women’s History Alliance designates a yearly theme for Women’s History Month. The 2022 theme…

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Revised Colorado Noncompete Law Goes Into Effect March 1, 2022

Posted by: Karen Booher on February 6th, 2022

Noncompete agreements have long been standard practice in many companies. But employers need to be aware of changing laws regarding non-compete agreements which vary from state to state. On July 6, 2021, Governor Jared Polis signed into law Senate Bill 21-271 on misdemeanor reform, which takes effect on March 1, 2022. On page 26 of…

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The Recruitment and Interview Process – an Important Look Into Your Company’s Culture

Posted by: Karen Booher on February 5th, 2022

Your company culture is very important to potential candidates! According to a recent Cappfinity survey, conducted on its behalf by YouGov*, 80% of job seekers feel it’s important to understand a company’s culture before accepting a job offer. The survey aimed to gauge American job seeker experiences over a one-year period beginning November 2020, and…

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