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Colin Thompson, Vice President - Human Resources

Bad company policy proved to be costly

A bad company policy, which led to poor reasoning for making a hiring decision, just cost Abercrombie & Fitch seven years in court battling a lawsuit, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in punitive and compensatory damages. In June 2008, 17-yr-old Samantha Elauf interviewed for a position at Abercrombie Kids in Tulsa, OK. Although she was nervous to do so,…

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Why You Should be Paying a $70K Minimum Wage

By now, you’ve probably heard the headline of the Seattle CEO who decided to raise his company’s minimum wage to $70,000 a year. His company, Gravity, has roughly 70 employees and processes credit card payments for businesses, currently paying an average salary of $48,000 a year. While some people think he’s out of his mind, company employees are ecstatic. Here…

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Three Easy Ways to Retain Great Employees

If retaining your top performers is a concern, you’re not alone. According to the 2015 Compensation Best Practices Report from PayScale, 63% of employers reported employee retention as their “top concern.” With an increasingly competitive talent market, the grass can easily look greener to even a slightly unsatisfied employee. So what options do companies have to help retain their key…

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