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Arizona drops from Top 10 for job growth


We’re still slowly recovering from the staggering loss of jobs during the Great Recession, but some cities and states are rebounding faster than others. The job-growth numbers for the first three quarters of 2014 are now out. Research Professor Lee McPheters of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University provides rankings… Read More →

How Does Arizona Same Sex Marriage Impact HR?

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On Friday October 17, same sex marriages became legal in Arizona. What are the changes that Arizona employers and their HR professionals need to be aware of? 1. The definition of spouse in employee manuals and handbooks. If a generic definition, such as “spouse” is used, there should not be a need to update. However,… Read More →

Money Ranks Gilbert 22nd Most Livable City

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Gilbert has received yet another recognition as one of the best places to live in the country.  Time’s Money Magazine has ranked the city as the 22nd Most Livable Small City in America. The study reviewed 781 cities with populations between 50,000 to 300,000, comparing factors ranging from the local economy and housing market to… Read More →

Deal between Apple, glass maker will stay secret

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Apple Inc. has reached a deal with a synthetic sapphire glass maker that will allow details of contracts between the companies and the business problems that led GT Advanced Technologies to a financial crisis to remain secret. A Tuesday filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Hampshire shows a settlement that will allow sealed documents… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ Hosts Women’s Career Event


BestCompaniesAZ is hosting a women’s career event on October 22nd from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the GoDaddy Global Technology Center – the new state-of-the-art facility in Tempe, Arizona. Here you can meet with GoDaddy Customer Care recruiters, enjoy a tour of the new facility and explore career opportunities as an Internet Sales and… Read More →

5 Things To Remember When Asking for a Raise


A Wells Fargo employee emailed the company’s CEO asking for a $10,000 raise and cc’d 200,000 other employees. Then there’s Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella who said that women who don’t ask for raises will receive good karma.  So what is the correct way to ask for a raise? Jacqueline Whitmore is an internationally recognized etiquette… Read More →

iPhone glass manufacturer wants to close Mesa plant


A manufacturer of sapphire glass that Apple Inc. uses in iPhones told a bankruptcy court Friday that it wants to shut down a Mesa factory that was once touted as a big job creator for Arizona. GT Advanced Technologies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week. In a bankruptcy court filing Friday, the company… Read More →

Topgolf Now Hiring for Second Arizona Location

Top Golf

Golf entertainment leader TopGolf International, Inc. today announced it has begun hiring associates for its Gilbert location, set to open in December. Approximately 450 new jobs have been posted online at, and auditions will take place throughout the month of October. Available positions range from servers and bartenders to kitchen, maintenance and guest services… Read More →

MJ Named ‘Best Places to Work in Insurance’

MJ Insurance

MJ Insurance, a leading property-casualty and employee benefits agency, was recently named one of the ‘Best Places to Work in Insurance’ by Business Insurance and Best Companies Group. The annual program was created six years ago to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in insurance. To be considered for the award companies had to… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Admired Companies


BestCompaniesAZ and Az Business magazine honored 40 companies at the 2014 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies award reception on September 11, 2014 at the Westin Kierland Resort. Arizona’s Most Admired Companies are selected based on how a company has performed in the following areas: workplace culture, leadership excellence, corporate and social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation.… Read More →

5 Building Blocks for Thriving Work Culture


What makes a successful business thrive? That’s what eight out of 10 new entrepreneurs would like to know, because their businesses fail within the first 18 months, according to Bloomberg. Adam Witty has managed to turn plenty of heads in the business community as founder and CEO of Advantage Media Group, an international publisher of… Read More →

5 Tips To Turn a Bad Customer Into a Good Customer


A successful business cannot be considered a success without the support of a good customer. How you treat your customers, especially if you own a service-oriented business, can make the difference between a loyal returning customer who will become an ambassador for your business and a lost opportunity or a negative influence for your company… Read More →

NLRB puts thousands of small businesses, franchises at risk

Restaurant Industry

Need convincing that the National Labor Relations Board is an agency in desperate need of a management change? The NLRB, which ostensibly is charged with protecting workers’ rights and remedying unfair labor practices, has morphed into an arm of organized labor. Consider the board’s hit parade of the last few years: There was the case… Read More →

Department of Defense honors APS


Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced today that Arizona Public Service (APS) of Phoenix, Arizona, is one of 15 recipients of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the Department’s highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of Guard and… Read More →