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Navigating Your Career Path – “April Showers Bring May Flowers”

As April approaches, we find ourselves amidst the rejuvenating rains that herald the arrival of spring. Just as the earth is refreshed by these showers, so too can individuals revitalize their careers through strategic job searches and professional development. In the spirit of this seasonal transformation, let’s explore how you can navigate you career path...

EmpowHR Your Network: OKHR State Conference

Can you believe it’s already April? For us in HR, this month holds something special—the OKHR State Conference happening from April 16-18 in downtown Tulsa. This event has been a game-changer for me since my early days in HR straight out of college. Back then, I was still figuring things out, but one thing that...

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In its latest revisions, the Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled a significant update regarding the classification of workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This announcement introduces a six-factor test aimed at distinguishing between employees and independent contractors, effective March 11, 2024. This final rule marks a departure from the previously proposed 2021 rule....

Copy of 04.2024 Kristi's Korner

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland… What do these countries have in common? They have all moved away from the 40 hours workweek, some even to a 32-hour workweek. And close on their heels are countries like Australia, Canada, Iceland, and Japan that are legislating or piloting shorter workweek programs. So, is the US...

It’s Not Luck – It’s Leadership

It’s fascinating how often we talk about luck, isn’t it? Whether it’s a stroke of fortune, the magic of the universe, or just the right number popping up at the right time, luck seems to weave its way through our conversations, especially when it comes to leadership and success. In America today, we often think...

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In the modern job market, finding the perfect balance between professionalism and personal connection can be challenging. As recruiters, we understand the importance of standing out in a sea of resumes and interviews. However, one often overlooked tool in a job seeker’s arsenal is their playlist. Yes, you read that correctly – the music you...

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In today’s dynamic and competitive business landscape, the role of HR professionals and leaders is more critical than ever. As stewards of organizational culture and strategic decision-making, HR professionals and leaders play a pivotal role in driving organizational success. One key factor that is critical in their effectiveness is ongoing professional development. Professional development is...

03.2024 Kristi's Korner

We’re still talking about retention. And I don’t see an end in sight to emphasizing how important this is. Even if the economy slows, I think it will remain crucial to keep your top talent. We’ve talked about it a lot. But not from a generational standpoint. I think generations in the workplace are fascinating....

Reverse Bullying: Subordinates Intimidating Upward in the Workplace

Are you really being bullied, or are you the bully? Reverse bullying, also known as upward intimidation, is an emerging concern in today’s workplace dynamics. Traditionally, bullying was perceived as a top-down phenomenon, with superiors exerting dominance over subordinates. However, a shift in power dynamics has given rise to instances where subordinates engage in intimidating...

Love on the Clock: Navigating Romance in the Workplace

In the ecosystem of the workplace, where professional growth and collaboration flourish, there occasionally blooms a different kind of partnership: romance between colleagues. Much like the beloved Jim and Pam from “The Office,” these relationships can add a layer of complexity to the office dynamics, intertwining personal affections with professional responsibilities. The challenge for both...