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Kasey Fleisher Hickey

3 Important HR Decisions You Need to Make, Right Away

3 Important HR Decisions You Need to Make, Right Away

If you’re starting a new company, or your company has finally grown big enough to form an HR department, this article is for you. After setting up your office or celebrating the fact that you’ll no longer be handling day off requests yourself, the... Read More

How to Avoid a Leadership Onboarding Fail

How to Avoid a Leadership Onboarding Fail

Depending on the circumstances, introducing new leadership to your team is both exciting and challenging. Your new hire is highly qualified, motivated, and will likely be managing employees who may have been with your company for years prior to their... Read More

Your 4-Step Plan for Managing Multiple Offices

Your 4-Step Plan for Managing Multiple Offices

Managing one office is a handful, but managing dozens or hundreds of employees across multiple locations? Well, that’s a whole new level of intensity. In addition to staying on top of day-to-day operations like payroll, insurance, and keeping track... Read More

How Much Time Off Should I Really Give My Employees?

How Much Time Off Should I Really Give My Employees?

It’s a simple question, with a seemingly simple answer that you should be able to figure out before lunchtime. But defining and implementing a PTO policy for your company is actually a strategic, and often challenging process. For starters, there is... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Employee Benefits

Everything You Need to Know About Employee Benefits

Over the years, the definition of employee benefits has changed. Benefits such as PTO (paid time off), insurance (including life, medical, dental, and disability) and a 401K are probably most familiar to you. These are the benefits we’ve come to... Read More

Why Should You Care About Obamacare

Why You Should Care About Obamacare

No health care law has stirred up as much animosity as the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as it’s more commonly referred to. Despite its best intentions—to increase affordability and accessibility to health insurance for millions of... Read More

5 Outdated HR Practices It’s Time to Retire

5 Outdated HR Practices It’s Time to Retire

Known for stacks of paperwork, post-it notes, and paperclips, many HR teams are notoriously outdated in their workflows and technology. With so much data and the demands of rigorous documentation, it can be hard to find the time to stay on top of the... Read More