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July 2019
School's out for summer — a perfect time to celebrate National Ice Cream Month. But did you know July is also National Cell Phone Courtesy Month? It encourages us to evaluate our cellular habits and consider others before we reach for our phone. Sad that we need to dedicate a specific month to practice such a courtesy, don't you think?
Eileen's Lesson:
As many may know, I have a dog. She's a rascally little dog determined to cause a bit of mischief. She's a loving normal animal so it's not unusual to see that she's quite obsessed with all creatures big, small and smaller.
Many days, the dog can be found chasing after birds, ducks, cats, squirrels, pit bulls, poodles and chipmunks to name a few. Of course, most of those creatures are way too fast (or big and gruesome) for her to catch. Persistence is the key to life. So, sure enough, while on one of her walks, the dog caught something living. Upon further review, it turned out to be a chipmunk. So what does a little dog do with a chipmunk? Well, not much, and after a while she had to let it go (still alive actually).

How many of us have dreamed of catching our chipmunk? You know, that super star sales person or high level manager that will take our business to the next level. We dream of catching them. But what if we actually managed to hire that person and we just didn’t know what to do with them ? Meaning, we don’t have the infrastructure to support that person. It happens all the time, doesn’t it?

So with fall hiring season just around the corner, my hope for all is to not only seize the chipmunk, but also know how to best utilize that chipmunk once it’s seized. Of course, if you need help in creating that infrastructure, feel free to contact us at The HR Team.

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Mandatory Vacations? Why Time Off is a Must.

So why is it that, on average, American workers take only half of the vacation days they've earned each year? And a startling 18% take no time off at all? More than 60% say they never fully disengage-not on the weekends, not during their vacation.

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Industry News You Can Use
Got Rapinoe? What Women's Soccer Can Teach Employers

On July 7, 2019, the U.S. women's soccer team won its second consecutive World Cup championship and its fourth world championship overall. The team used the win as another opportunity to protest what it perceives to be pay discrimination.

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Overtime Rule May Be Issued Faster Under New DOL Leadership

​Employers can expect to see change more quickly at the Department of Labor (DOL), including issuance of a final overtime rule perhaps as soon as by the end of the year, now that the department is under new leadership-new Acting Labor Secretary.

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The Future of Medical Cannabis Enforcement

2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 55th anniversary of the Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act. One of the most rapidly evolving areas of how to apply these laws involves medical marijuana use.

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From our Facebook Page
31 unprofessional habits that annoy everyone you work with

It's understandable that, in all the time we spend with coworkers and bosses, we might have let a bad habit or two slip. Many of these office faux pas, however, may be avoided - you just need to know what it is that drives everyone around you nuts.

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