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DHS Extends Flexibility in Rules Related to Form I-9 Until Jan. 31, 2021

Posted by: Karen Booher on January 13th, 2021

U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced on Dec. 23, 2020, that they are extending the flexibilities in rules related to Form I-9 compliance that was granted on Mar. 19, 2020, because of ongoing precautions related to Covid-19. Employers will now have until Jan. 31, 2021, to…

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9 Things Great Bosses Say on a Regular Basis

Posted by: Karen Booher on January 12th, 2021

One of the things that makes a boss a great boss is excellent communication with their employees. Kevin Sheridan, an internationally recognized keynote speaker and New York Times best-selling author, surveyed over 250,000 CHROs and management executives and found that these 9 questions were asked regularly by the best bosses. Simply stated, it’s referred to…

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13 Interesting Facts – Some Even Hitting the Record Books – About Colorado

Posted by: Karen Booher on December 16th, 2020

Few can deny Colorado’s distinctive allure – from its beautiful mountain vistas to modern urban areas. Even without stepping outside of our state’s boundaries, there is so much history and beauty to explore! Here are 13 interesting facts – some even hitting the record books – about Colorado. Not to mention some great ideas for…

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Half of States Raising Minimum Wage in 2021, Including a Big Jump for Denver

Posted by: Karen Booher on December 15th, 2020

It’s almost the end of yet another year and, once again, that means an increase in the minimum wage in many states. Exactly half of the states (including our neighbors – Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska, and Kansas) will not have any increase in their state minimum wage in 2021, but Colorado is on the list of…

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The Effect of the Pandemic on Women in the Workplace – It’s Time to Take Notice!

Posted by: Karen Booher on November 18th, 2020

Over the past decade, U.S. companies have made slow yet measurable progress in the representation of women in leadership in corporate America. However, one of the largest studies of Women in the Workplace performed recently by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.org shows that 1 in 4 women are now considering leaving the workforce or downshifting…

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Equal Pay for Equal Work Act – New Colorado Law Effective Jan. 1, 2021

Posted by: Karen Booher on October 22nd, 2020

Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA) goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2021. The new law applies to all employers in the state and has provisions on pay equity, pay history, and pay transparency. New Employer Requirements and Prohibitions Employers cannot seek the wage rate history of job applicants or rely on a…

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Pins For A Purpose 2020 – J. Kent Staffing’s Continued Support of Special Olympics Colorado

Posted by: Karen Booher on October 21st, 2020

Special Olympics Colorado – An Important Mission: According to specialolympicsco.org, “The mission of Special Olympics Colorado is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of…

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6 Body Language Tips for Mastering Video Interviews

Posted by: Karen Booher on August 15th, 2020

Zoom and other video platforms have become a part of our everyday lives in recent months. And, while we may have mastered turning our video and audio on, we still need to be aware of the virtual impression that we make with our body language. This holds true whether you are the interviewer or the…

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