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By Abby Wolfe – theMuse It’s not crazy to think that you’ll become a leader in some capacity within your lifetime, whether a middle manager, senior director, or even a CEO. This advance is likely to be accompanied by the following: a bump in salary, a title change, and most importantly, increased responsibility. People often… read more

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By Marietta Gentles Crawford -theMuse Early in my career, all I ever wanted was to become a manager. I had my fair share of jobs outside my field, but landed my first “real” job as an editorial assistant after graduating college. It was my foot in the door to kick off my career, and all… read more

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By Kiddy First “The lion doesn’t turn around when the small dog barks.” – African Proverb. Have you been often accused of being intimidating? People might judge you for what you are without knowing about you or your life. Your personality today, is a result of the experiences you have gone through in the past…. read more

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By Kiddy First Sometimes life starts to spin out of control and it’s tough for us to keep up. Things that once seemed insignificant are suddenly annoying and we find ourselves snapping at others even when they’ve done nothing wrong. This may be a result of mental and emotional exhaustion, and identifying the key warning… read more

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By Jennifer S Kiesewetter Esq SPARK-ADP The 401k contribution limits for 2018 have increased from 18,000 to 18,500, which is the first cost of living adjustment to deferrals since 2015. On October 19, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced 401k contribution limits for 2018, increasing them for cost of living adjustments from 18,000 to… read more

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By Beth Archie SPARK-ADP It’s no secret that technology has forever changed the way we work and interact. From increased efficiency and productivity to enhanced collaboration, most of the changes have been for the better. Despite the undeniable benefits, the rapid rate of these changes can make it hard to keep up — constant advancements… read more

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By Beth Archie – SPARK-ADP If you’ve ever introduced a significant change that did not achieve the desired result, you’re not alone. According to Deloitte, 60 to 70 percent of all large-scale change efforts fail. So, what’s the driving force behind this staggering failure rate for culture change in the workplace? In most cases, it’s… read more

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By run-ADP Effective employee training is critical to maintaining a safe and productive workplace and complying with certain federal and state laws. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about employee training, including what training is required and whether employees must be paid during training. Q: What training am I required to give employees?… read more

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By run-ADP When a company acquires another company, it’s important to consider various compliance requirements and HR responsibilities. Here is an overview of some compliance issues to consider during and after an acquisition. I-9 Forms: Background: Under federal law, an I-9 Form must be completed to verify that each new hire is authorized to work… read more