Open Mic


Are women losing career momentum in this work-from-home world?

A recent article published by In Business magazine called “Working Parents Calling it Quits” shared that a new FlexJobs survey found 40% of working parents had to quit or reduce their hours since the start of the pandemic. It was no surprise when the data highlighted a difference between men and women: Working women still bear the brunt of the responsibility at home.

Good job! Ideas for employee appreciation gifts

The most recent 2020 employee engagement poll by Gallop found that 37% of U.S. employees were actively engaged at work, while 14% are actively disengaged. Further, a recent SHRM survey found that more than 40% of employees feel drained, exhausted, or burned out from work this year.

Leadership update from Deb Archer

My love affair with Madison began in 1994 when I was driving across the causeway on a beautiful fall morning before my interview for VP of sales with the Greater Madison CVB.

DOL issues guidance on tracking remote employee hours

On August 24, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a Field Assistance Bulletin clarifying employers’ obligations to track compensable hours worked by employees who are teleworking or otherwise working remotely.

Estate planning during an unpredictable year

Wealth managers and estate planners encourage their clients to prepare for the unexpected, and one word synonymous with 2020 is unpredictable. With recent market volatility, the upcoming general election, and the impact of the pandemic, planning for your future is more important than ever.

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