What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019

by Mike Hunter

In today’s challenging job market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies… [More]

Chat Bots Are the New HR Managers

by Beerud Sheth

Chat bots will continue to transform virtually every business function, from marketing to sales to customer support. One of the other areas where we’ll see a major transformation is Human Resources. HR teams have a very challenging job with seemingly conflicting objectives: keeping employees focused and working hard while also keeping them happy and satisfied. HR… [More]

Workers Comp Damage Control

by Robert Vaught

Arizona’s workers compensation system helps employees who are injured on the job receive necessary medical care and treatment. Injured workers’ claims are processed through the Arizona Industrial Commission. The ICA not only processes claims, but also resolves legal disputes that may arise concerning issues of compensability, continuing benefits, loss of earning capacity and others. During… [More]

Talent Without Borders

by Mike Hunter

Talent is one of the most important strategic resources in the modern economy. It is the resource that creates economic growth through exceptional innovation, service and performance. But talent is scarce, and finding the right talent, in the right place and at the right time, is challenging. Talent is not distributed evenly within and across… [More]

Sexual Harassment Claims Rising?

by Jessica Post and Dena Sanders

In recent months, sexual harassment in the workplace has become a focal issue, with new headlines popping up seemingly every day regarding a Hollywood mogul or elected official being accused of sexual harassment. Although sexual harassment has always been an important issue in the workplace, the recent heightened publicity has caused employers to stop and… [More]

Tools for a Changing Workforce

by Bob Rosone and Tim Murphy

Why is change so difficult? First, people tend to naturally gravitate to the status quo. It’s familiar, there’s a comfort level associated with it, and so it feels “right.” Second, change can challenge people’s beliefs about their core strengths. Consider that many knowledge workers have spent years honing a particular skill or set of skills.… [More]

Infilling Abounds in Arizona

by Jason Wood

Phoenix is growing — but not in the same way it used to. While the city is still associated with development of large tracts at the edge of its boundaries, Phoenix residents have begun to move inward. It’s been well publicized that millennials are waiting to start families and delaying their move to the suburbs.… [More]

HSAs: More than Healthcare

by Ryan C. Curtis and Kristi Lundstrom

Employers struggling to provide meaningful benefits to attract, retain and assist their employees can look to Health Savings Accounts. This year has been filled with uncertainty regarding the Affordable Care Act, and repeal and replace efforts, but HSAs have a bright future with all the recent healthcare reform proposals looking to expand their use. HSAs… [More]

At Risk for ADA Lawsuit?

by Lindsay G. Leavitt

Theresa Brooke, one of the most prolific ADA plaintiffs in the country, has returned to Phoenix after an 18-month hiatus and begun filing another wave of lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act against the hospitality industry. Arizona hotel owners remember Theresa Brooke — she sued more than 125 of them in 2015 for failing… [More]

Improve Collaboration at Work

by Mike Hunter

SYNAPP is a new organizational network analytics platform launched by Heidrick & Struggles. It’s an online tool that identifies how members of an organization truly work together. The digital application platform provides businesses with deep insights that can empower its people to strategically improve their performance through strengthening work relationships and improving collaboration.