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Connextions adding about 500 Jobs in Phoenix

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Connextions, part of the Optum™ health services business of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), announced it will fill approximately 500 new jobs in Phoenix in the next 60 days. Connextions, which helps carriers enroll, retain and provide service to their members, has already begun hiring people to work in its new solution center in Phoenix. These… Read More →

Could doing the right thing hurt your business?

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There are few stories as disheartening as those of Good Samaritans who come to the rescue of others – only to have kindness repaid with a nasty lawsuit. The first inclination for many is to help our fellow man, yet, as director of the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH), I’m often asked… Read More →

‘Bring Your Own Device’ trend a growing concern

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August 16, 2013 by in Featured | Mobile | Tech | Workforce

The rise in popularity of smart phones, tablets and laptops has blurred the increasingly thin line between professional and personal life, between work time and personal time. But it’s is also creating security concerns for business owners who let their employees use those tech toys for work. “Employers need to address the question of how… Read More →

How do you Address Rampant Employee Disengagement?

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August 10, 2013 by in Featured | Workforce

An alarming Gallup poll published earlier this year is still sending shockwaves throughout the business community: Most American workers either hate their jobs or don’t care one way or the other about them. Less than a third of Americans are actively engaged in their work, meaning they’re passionate about it, enthusiastic and energetic. They’re consistently… Read More →

Does how you look affect how you’re treated at work?

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August 8, 2013 by in Featured | Workforce

Is it a coincidence that the least attractive people in your office are the butt of all the jokes? A study just published in the journal Human Performance would suggest that it’s not. Brent A. Scott and Timothy A. Judge wanted to learn more about counterproductive work behaviour (CWB), understood as “behavior intended to hurt… Read More →

Amazon looks to fill jobs in Arizona

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Amazon.com Inc. is looking to fill 7,000 jobs in 13 states. The company says it will add 5,000 full-time jobs at its U.S. distribution centers, which currently employ about 20,000 workers who pack and ship customer orders. The world’s largest online retailer has been spending heavily on order fulfillment, a strategy meant to help the… Read More →

Knoodle Brings ‘What Not to Wear’ to Workplace

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Many consider business fashion a cookie-cutter style wasteland rife with bland polo shirts and pencil skirts. However, renowned creative agency knoodle is giving office couture a makeover by helping companies navigate the minefield of fashion faux pas with its newly announced menu of image management and personal styling services. To provide the most dramatic and… Read More →

New App for HR Professionals

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July 2, 2013 by in Featured | Mobile | Tech | Workforce

Fisher & Phillips LLP announced that it has developed a Smartphone and Tablet app that allows employers to calculate certain FMLA leaves of absence. The Beta FMLA Leave Calculator app will allow human resource professionals and other managers to calculate basic leave requests and determine how much FMLA leave an employee has available. This Beta… Read More →

Blue Bell Opens West Phoenix Branch

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Blue Bell Creameries is expanding in Phoenix with the opening of a branch in West Phoenix. The new full-service, 13,000 square-foot distribution and sales facility at 5175 W. Watkins Rd. in Phoenix went into service this month. A grand opening on Thursday, July 11 at 10:30 am will feature Secretary of State Ken Bennett as… Read More →

7 ways to impress your younger boss

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Aaron McDaniel, author of “The Young Professional’s Guide to Managing, Building, Guiding, and Motivating Your Team to Achieve Awesome Results,” offers seven tips on how older workers can impress their younger boss. 1. GIVE THEM A CHANCE: Pre-conceived notions aren’t effective – they only create a hard hurdle for everyone to get past. Youth &… Read More →

Determining Supervisory Status in Harassment Cases

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June 27, 2013 by in Featured | Legal | Workforce

In a season filled with many highly-anticipated rulings from the Supreme Court, one that warrants particular attention by Arizona employers is its June 24, 2013 decision in Vance v. Ball State University, in which the Court clarified the circumstances under which employers will be held strictly (i.e., automatically) liable for harassment by supervisors. According to… Read More →

Insight Announces Launch of On-Site Health Center

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Insight Enterprises, Inc., a leading worldwide technology provider of hardware, software and service solutions, has opened an on-site health center at its corporate headquarters location in Tempe. At the Insight Health Center, teammates can receive annual exams, immunizations, blood tests, generic drug prescriptions, urgent care and other screening procedures. These new clinical services are offered… Read More →

Clees Among ‘Nation’s Most Powerful Attorneys’

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June 19, 2013 by in Business News | Legal | Workforce

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced that Joe Clees, a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been named to Human Resource Executive magazine’s 2013 list of the “Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys.” This is the fifth consecutive year that… Read More →

How Culture Trumps Policy, impacts Workplace Violence

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“The nail that sticks out gets hammered down” is an old Japanese saying that took hold in our post World War II corporate America culture. This phrase encourages an unspoken rule of conformity combined with an authoritarian hierarchical structure. Today it is important for business leaders to consider the impact this has in American workplaces.… Read More →