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Employee ownership promotes productivity and strengthens companies

Many business owners may be interested in gaining liquidity from the equity in their business but still want their legacy to carry on through the company’s future success. By selling all or part of their company to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), they can achieve both of these objectives. Like other exit strategies, selling to an ESOP generates liquidity

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Dust Off Your Employee Handbook

Nearly every employer needs an employee handbook. It’s the official documentation of workplace policies. It sets expectations and outlines rules employees need to understand. But if you aren’t careful, it can create new problems. One example in the spotlight right now is employee handbook language that violates employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In a March 2015

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Promoting employee engagement and collaboration in a multi-generational work environment

Charles Schwab’s most recent generational study shows investors between the ages of 30 and 45 control nearly $3.5 trillion in investable assets. What’s more, over the next three decades, $16 trillion in investable assets is projected to transfer to the next generation. Numbers like this tend to pique financial advisors’ interest. An extraordinary amount of money is set to change

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Revitalize Your Employee Engagement Strategies

Many organizations think of “employee engagement” as simply the latest buzzword in HR practices. However, employee engagement strategies, especially employee-centered events, can boost employee morale, productivity, and commitment to the organization. There are many types of events that companies sponsor, such as having “volunteer work days” where groups of employees are given a day off to volunteer at non-profit organizations

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Missouri HR Day — Celebrate this year and recognize our HR organizations and professionals

On May 2, human resource professionals and businesses across the State will celebrate Missouri HR Day. Missouri HR Day is about reflecting and celebrating the accomplishments of the individuals or groups involved in the human resources profession. The idea for a day of celebration was conceived by the Missouri State Council of SHRM, an affiliate of the Society for Human

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Mind your social media manners

There is a new buzzword in the HR world: Facebook firing. These firings, where employees are terminated for posting objectionable content on social media, are increasingly common. However, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has determined in some instances that some postings are protected, which can result in a reversal of the firing under the National Labor Relations Act: The employer

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