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'Healthiest Companies in America' honored

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February 26, 2013 by in Featured | Healthcare | Workforce

Interactive Health today announced the winners of the 2012 annual “Healthiest Companies in America” awards. For the sixth consecutive year, Interactive Health is honoring companies for creating a culture of health by prioritizing employee health through outcomes-based health management programs. The 72 honorees are organizations nationwide that attained a company-wide low health risk status while… Read More →

‘Healthiest Companies in America’ honored

SCF Arizona
February 26, 2013 by in Featured | Healthcare | Workforce

Interactive Health today announced the winners of the 2012 annual “Healthiest Companies in America” awards. For the sixth consecutive year, Interactive Health is honoring companies for creating a culture of health by prioritizing employee health through outcomes-based health management programs. The 72 honorees are organizations nationwide that attained a company-wide low health risk status while… Read More →

Ariz. House approves unemployment changes

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The Arizona House of Representatives has approved a bill that shifts to workers the burden of proving they’re eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. Republican state Rep. Warren Petersen of Gilbert argued his bill prevents people from collecting benefits when they’re not eligible while employers fight their claims. Democrats argued it puts federal funding of the… Read More →

Purposed-Based Recruiting Increases Employee Retention

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February 21, 2013 by in Featured | Small Biz | Workforce

Ask any entrepreneur to explain his or her biggest struggle, and you’ll hear one answer more often than any other – finding and retaining the best talent.  Let’s face it, at the end the day, the only real competitive advantage amongst all businesses is the people. Of course, finding and keeping star employees has always… Read More →

Software firm picks Valley as U.S. HQ

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Stealth Software CEO Gerard Warrens announced Tuesday that the Netherlands-based company will locate its United States headquarters in Arizona, which the company selected over Austin, New York and Silicon Valley. The software development and marketing company based in Luxembourg announced plans to open its U.S. headquarters and hire 200 people in metropolitan Phoenix. Warrens said… Read More →

CoAdvantage Launches Office in Phoenix

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February 17, 2013 by in Business News | Small Biz | Workforce

CoAdvantage, a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) servicing small and medium-sized businesses with human resource solutions nationwide, today announced its expansion to the Phoenix market. The new office will provide businesses with integrated transformational HR solutions and services, along with cloud-based HR technology designed to help small and emerging businesses meet the complex challenges of being… Read More →

U.S. adds 157,000 jobs in January

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The U.S. job market is proving sturdier than expected at a time when the economy is under pressure from Washington gridlock and the threat of government spending cuts. Employers added 157,000 jobs in January, and hiring was much stronger at the end of last year than the government had previously estimated. The Labor Department’s estimated… Read More →

Navajo Nation looks to fill jobs at Flagstaff casino

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The Navajo Nation is looking to fill 800 jobs at its newest casino opening this year near Flagstaff. A job fair is being held Friday through Sunday in Flagstaff to fill accounting, human resources, marketing, hotel administration, food and beverage, training and other positions. Drug screening and background checks are being done on site, and… Read More →

Arizona jobless rate rises in December

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Arizona’s unemployment rate is up, rising from 7.8 percent in November to 7.9 percent in December. Department of Administration economists say job gains in the private sector were outpaced by job losses in the public sector. The department says six economic sectors gained jobs while five others lost jobs. The leisure and hospitality sector had… Read More →

Workers’ Compensation: 3-Headed Dragon for Employers

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January 6, 2013 by in Featured | Small Biz | Workforce

Workers’ Compensation insurance has become a hot topic, as several recent changes have made this business expense more costly and cumbersome. Companies are facing three primary challenges: HARD MARKET – higher pricing from insurance carriers INCREASED (NCCI)  RATES – percentage growth varies by state EXPERIENCE MODIFIER RULE CHANGES  – adjustments in the primary-excess split point… Read More →

U.S. adds 155,000 jobs in December

Economy

U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during the tense negotiations to resolve the fiscal cliff. The solid job growth wasn’t enough to reduce the unemployment rate, which remained 7.8 percent last month, the Labor Department said Friday. The rate for November was revised up from an… Read More →

Arizona employers face an onslaught of wage and hour claims

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December 30, 2012 by in Business News | Legal | Workforce

For Shayna Balch, business is booming. Since the start of 2012, the labor attorney at Fisher & Phillips in Phoenix is seeing — on average — one to three wage and hour cases filed each day. This is compared with one or two a month in previous years. Nationally, the number of new Fair Labor… Read More →

ASU Center becomes a resource to teach service

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December 26, 2012 by in Business News | Education | Workforce

Customer service was once viewed as the cost of doing business. “Across almost every industry, leaders are focusing on service as a way to compete in today’s competitive marketplace,” says Mary Jo Bitner, academic director for the Center for Services Leadership at Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business. But times have changed.… Read More →

Six Tips for Hiring Right

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December 12, 2012 by in Blogs | Featured | Workforce

I think the hiring process is broken. Over the last few years, we’ve let resume scrapers, personality tests, and other technology take too big a role in how we process resumes, interview candidates, and hire new people. Successful candidates today write their resume and cover letters to keywords and search terms to hopefully help them… Read More →