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Key Tips for Boomers Working During Retirement Age

Key Tips for Boomers Working During Retirement Age

Many people are working or starting new businesses while in their 60s and 70s. As a matter of fact, almost a quarter (23.6%) of new businesses in 2013 were started by entrepreneurs ages 55 to 64 according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial activity. So what does all of this mean to Social Security benefits…

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Beware of Misleading Online Services for Employment

Beware of Misleading Online Services for Employment

When a person wants to move to a new apartment, get a new job or apply for credit (anything from a department store charge card to a home mortgage), he or she understands that employment and income information will be requested and is usually prepared to provide the needed information. While a department store is…

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Independent Contractor or Employee? Why it Matters

Independent Contractor or Employee? Why it Matters

Most businesses would rather categorize a person working for them as an independent contractor, rather than as an employee. From a financial standpoint, it can make sense. Independent contractors don’t have to be provided with any benefits or overtime pay, the business is not responsible for providing (and paying for) unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation or…

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Key Things to Know for International Business Travel

Key Things to Know for International Business Travel

Are your US employees traveling outside of the Country? Business Visa Letters are required for many US Citizens traveling outside of the US. Data privacy continues to be an important topic on the HR agenda. More and more challenges arise from the sensitivity within and especially outside of the United States.   Many countries are changing…

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Is the Chief HR Executive a Good Path for CEO?

Is the Chief HR Executive a Good Path for CEO?

Yes, the Chief HR Executive does make a great CEO. Harvard Business Review’s recent publication, “Why Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) Make Great CEOs” December, 2014 uncovered new leadership potential that’s waiting to be tapped. HR departments in the past have been seen as a back-office function to administer compensation and benefits plans. These leaders…

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Doing the Right thing is not always Difficult – Lessons from a Security Breach

Doing the Right thing is not always Difficult – Lessons from a Security Breach

As HR professionals we should all be looking for an edge or doing more to protect employee information. Recently, the Anthem data breach caused us all to gasp. Anthem’s public relations director indicated, “Anthem’s database was accessed after login information for database administrators had been compromised”.   Which means someone used the back end IT administrator…

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