Denver’s current economic boom is creating a rivalrous marketplace where companies are competing to hire the top talent. And While a professional employment organization (PEO) does not help companies with talent acquisition, a PEO can help you with other important tasks associated with the hiring process.

Offering the option of working remotely is a tactic many businesses are using to obtain top talent. To the dismay of some employers, this trend is here to stay. As an employer considering a remote-working benefit, there are multiple factors to be considered to effectively implement a remote-working policy.

Finding a PEO can sometimes be a difficult and arduous process. Additionally, it can be a challenge to decide what questions to ask in order to find the best PEO to suit your business needs. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 questions you should ask when searching for a PEO.

As marijuana legalization continues to grow across the U.S., human resource professionals must figure out how to best adapt to new strict regulations that vary distinctly state-by-state. Many consider these HR professionals who are shifting into pot legalization to be those who are shaping the future of HR practices in the marijuana industry. Keegan Peterson, founder and CEO of Denver’s Wurk, a management software provider that specializes in recreational marijuana said, “You can’t take a blueprint from the retail industry and graft it onto the cannabis industry.” Wurk’s platform intends to help dispensaries become successful by engraining Colorado’s marijuana regulations into the software platform in order to reduce compliance responsibility for dispensary HR professionals. Peterson stresses the importance of compliance, highlighting it as a critical factor to success in the legal marijuana business. “How do you hire people correctly? How to make sure you’re paying them correctly? Compliance is at the forefront of this industry,” he says. “The companies that put it at the front of their business are growing.”

Thursday, 11 May 2017 09:02

One Step Closer to Comp Time

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Just last week, after passing the House, the Senate received the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017.  This Act would change the Fair Labor Standards Act to allow private-sector employers the ability to offer employees the use of “Comp Time”. The public-sector (government workers) had the option of Comp Time for a long time now, which is the method of compensating employees for overtime worked through the use of additional paid time off from work instead of cash wages.

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