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J. Kent Staffing Enjoys Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s 2022 Gala

Posted by: Karen Booher on November 14th, 2022

Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GDSF) held its annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Their annual gala is the largest fundraiser for Down Syndrome in the world, raising $24 million over 13 years for life-changing and life-saving research, medical care, education, and advocacy. As…

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9 Candidate Turnoffs to Avoid in Your Application and Interview Process

Posted by: Karen Booher on November 11th, 2022

Remember how important first impressions are. In the world of employment, the application and interview process are critical first steps that will either impress or turn off job applicants. Many employers used to feel they had the upper hand in hiring and they didn’t need to court employees. That is not the case today. A…

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CDLE Releases Form for Required Notice to Separating Employees About Possible Unemployment Benefits

Posted by: Karen Booher on November 10th, 2022

In July, we wrote a blog regarding the recent passing of Senate Bill 22-234, requiring Colorado employers to provide notice to separating employees regarding unemployment benefits that may be available to them. Specifically, Section 8-74-101(4) of the Colorado Revised Statutes provides that at the time of separation, employers must provide each employee, in hard copy…

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Colorado Employers – Are You Ready for FAMLI Starting Jan. 1, 2023?

Posted by: Karen Booher on October 18th, 2022

In November 2020, Colorado voters approved Proposition 118, paving the way for a state-run Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program. FAMLI will ensure Colorado workers have access to paid leave during certain life events. It is a social insurance program with both employers and employees contributing to the fund starting Jan. 1, 2023,…

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Study Shows 100% Increase in Political Affiliation Bias since 2019

Posted by: Karen Booher on October 18th, 2022

In 2022, nearly a quarter (24%) of U.S. workers have personally experienced political affiliation bias, including preferential treatment or undue negative treatment on the basis of their political positions or opinions, according to the Society of Human Resources Management’s (SHRM’s) 2022 Politics at Work Study, which surveyed 504 workers in late August. This compares to…

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Avoid Overlooking Great Candidates – Just Because They Are Introverts

Posted by: Karen Booher on October 17th, 2022

If hiring managers and recruiters are completely honest, many might admit they lean towards more extroverted job candidates. A recent article by Arlene S. Hirsch with SHRM (The Society for Human Resources Management) sheds light on this interesting subject. Many hiring managers base their decisions primarily on “likeability”, according to research conducted by Lauren Rivera,…

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Spotting Suicidal Behaviors in the Workplace

Posted by: Karen Booher on September 21st, 2022

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It is an effort to destigmatize suicide, educate the public on the importance of mental health care, and provide prevention resources to those who need them. A recent article from SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management), “How to Spot Suicidal Behaviors in the Workplace”, speaks to employers on…

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Common Employer Mistakes in Handling I-9 Forms

Posted by: Karen Booher on September 21st, 2022

Violations assessed to employers for incorrect I-9 Forms can be very costly. Thanks to SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) for their recent article, compiling a list from various attorneys of common I-9 mistakes. From Mira Mdivani, an immigration attorney in Overland Park, KS – her “Top Ten I-9 Mistakes” Not understanding the difference…

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27% Increase in Boomerang Hiring since 2019

Posted by: Karen Booher on September 21st, 2022

Companies often have a definitive opinion and stance on the topic of “Boomerang Employees”. However, in contrast to decades past, more and more firms today are happy – or at least much less reluctant – to take back their old employees. The continued challenge of finding good employees certainly is a contributing factor to the…

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Unlimited PTO – the Pros & the Cons

Posted by: Karen Booher on August 17th, 2022

If you are looking for an enticing benefit to attract talent, unlimited paid time off (PTO) is certainly one offering that tops the list. It’s a progressive policy that allows employees to take as many days off work as they need to or want to. It’s a concept that is both intriguing and terrifying to…

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