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Employers Guide: Getting Ready for the Oregon Equal Pay Act

Beginning January 1, 2019, the major parts of the Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 kick into effect. If you’re an Oregon employer, you’ve probably heard quite a bit about the Act. As a quick reminder: The Act has been called one of the broadest pay equity laws in the country. It covers: race, color,

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What New Hiring Managers Should Know

If you’ve ever thought interviewing as a candidate is stressful, you haven’t been on the other side of the table, trying to hire the perfect employee off a piece of paper and hour-long conversation. Given the high cost of a bad hire, you need to get it right the first time to avoid rebooting the

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New Year, New Job. But First You Need Clear Career Goals.

If you’re embarking on the hunt for a new job in the new year, you need a plan so you can hit the ground running in 2019. When job seekers ask me what’s the one thing they can do to prepare for a new job search, I tell them not to do anything until they

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Pay Equity: The Rising Tide that will Lift All Ships

It was a man with a giant frame and enormous personality who brought me to Boly:Welch’s door in 1998, almost 20 years ago today. And, it was my mother who delivered me to that man. A ferocious feminist whose daily hustle was focused on escaping generational poverty, my mom was a self-help guru’s dream and

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Can’t We All Just Get Along?

As our workplaces become more collaborative and diverse, we all benefit from unique perspectives on our teams. However, differences in areas like communication preference and values can also create conflict if we don’t take the time to understand them in the context of the work environment. To be effective working together, we need to understand

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