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.

Online Platform Assist for Hiring

by Mike Hunter

Blizz by TeamViewer is an online meeting software that enables HR professionals to effectively review and interview prospective candidates who may reside in another state or country. The opportunity to connect instantly, share screens and video, as well as feel confident that the connection is secure and private, provides an additional resource for HR professionals… [More]

Minimum Wage Touched by Tip Pooling 

by Jodi R. Bohr

The recent uptick in collective action filings against Arizona restaurants compels a Human Resources focus on the requirements of tip pooling and an employer’s decision to take the tip credit. With minimum wage reaching $15 per hour in some cities and states, restaurateurs have been forced to address the disparity in pay rates between servers… [More]

The Game for Talent Has Changed – Have You?

by Gary Covert and Monique Porras

Improvements in the economy have dramatically altered the game for talent. Today, employers have entered a situation where the script has flipped and it is now much more of a candidate-driven market versus the employer’s market of the Great Recession. Organizations need to consider whether they are responding to the new realities or still playing… [More]

Employer Alert: Paid Sick Leave Required

by Jessica Post

On Nov. 8, 2016, Arizona voters enacted Proposition 206: The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, increasing the minimum wage and requiring virtually all employers to provide paid sick leave to their part- and full-time employees. The paid sick leave portion of the Act goes into effect on July 1, 2017. Below are a few… [More]

Better Hiring and Recruiting

by David Dourgarian

For employers and recruiters alike, there is no better feeling than finding and landing the perfect candidate whose skills are aligned with the open position and is ideal for company culture. However, it can also be extremely frustrating when hiring and recruiting don’t work out for the best. A company’s bad hiring choices can lead… [More]