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IRS Mileage Rate Increasing Starting July 1, 2022

Posted by: Lauren Brown on June 20th, 2022

With the recent and very impactful spike in gas prices, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on June 9th an upcoming increase in the optional standard mileage rate for business use of employees’ vehicles. The rate will increase by 4 cents, from 58.5 to 62.5 cents per mile, and will be effective July 1st through…

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An Unprotected, Yet Common Type of Workplace Discrimination

Posted by: Karen Booher on June 20th, 2022

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has federal laws that protect employees from being discriminated against at work because of their race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, color, or gender identity. The fact is, there are other types of bias or discrimination in the workplace that employers also need to be aware of and create…

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9 Tips For Giving Feedback – The Right Way

Posted by: Karen Booher on May 24th, 2022

We all want our direct reports and peers to be able to take feedback and constructive criticism well. But some of us may need to polish how we give feedback so that it is productive and doesn’t cause resentment. workhuman.com provides some great suggestions for giving feedback – without the stress. These tips apply whether…

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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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J. Kent Staffing Earns 2022 Best of Staffing Awards from Both Clients and Talent

Posted by: Karen Booher on February 5th, 2022

For the 4th consecutive year, J. Kent Staffing is proud to announce that we have earned ClearlyRated’s 2022 Best of Staffing award for providing exceptional service, earning a Client Rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, and a Talent Rating of 4.6! “We started participating in this program four years ago as a way to…

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J. Kent Staffing Moves Into New Offices in RiNo – December, 2021

Posted by: Karen Booher on December 13th, 2021

J. Kent Staffing is excited to announce its move to the River North (RiNo) Art District of Denver! Their new office condo is located in the Taxi Campus Development in the Taxi 2 building – a mixed-use office/residential property built in 2007. Thanks to the efforts of many, J. Kent Staffing received its Certificate of…

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