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June 26, 2019

Creedence Clearwater Revival for the Win: How CSA Can Help You Stay in the Game

Katie Bodiford PhotoBy Katie Bodiford
CSA Executive Vice President

I’m a sucker for a good sports movie. Whether it’s Remember the Titans, We are Marshall or any other movie that pairs a solid ‘70s soundtrack with a group of players overcoming the odds to win, I’m a fan. Heck, I can catch the last two minutes of the film Rudy and be blubbering like a baby even though I’ve seen the thing 50 times.

There’s just something about a group of people working together to achieve a goal – even under seemingly impossible circumstances – that gets me pumped up. And a little good music in the background doesn’t hurt either.

So, when it came time to plan our topics for this year’s annual conference, the theme of teamwork and people kept floating to the surface.

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Should I Use and Reverify I-9 for Rehire?

Federated LogoQuestion: The original date of a signed I-9 Form was in Sept. 2014. Our employee then left employment in Oct. 2018, but was rehired a month later in November.  I understand a new I-9 Form needs to be completed for Section 3. Am I required to keep the original I-9 Form and attach a new Secton 3 to the front? The documentation verification has not expired from the original I-9 Form so I do not think I need to re-verify documentation.

Answer: Only in cases where a former employee is rehired within three years of the date that a previous I-9 was completed can the employer use and seek to re-verify the original I-9 Form and its accompanying documents.

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4 Tips to Manage Vacation Requests

By the Pros at Paycor's HR Support Center

It is often difficult to strike that perfect balance between allowing employees some degree of flexibility to take vacations, while ensuring adequate coverage in the workplace. Employers also find it difficult to juggle multiple vacation requests around popular vacation times.

Below we have listed four tips to ensure the vacation plan works well for both the employer and its employees.

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Should You Rehire a Former Employee?

By Julie Tappero
West Sound Workforce

Welcome Back imageEmployees quit their jobs for all sorts of reasons: better opportunities, more money, advancement, better benefits, etc.  But sometimes circumstances change, and those employees want to return.

Is this an opportunity to capitalize on an asset you’ve already invested in?  Or are you taking a gamble on someone who has already made the break in mind, body and spirit?

First of all, it’s important to understand why the employee left in the first place.

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4 Tips for Efficient Succession Planning

By Marshall Goldsmith
Harvard Business Review

One of the most common leadership development questions that I hear from executives is, “Why does succession planning feel like such a waste of time?”

I do a lot of work on executive coaching and succession with my good friend, Jim Moore. Jim is the former CLO of three major companies. Here are some of our thoughts on how to make leadership succession a more relevant process in your company.

Many of the CEOs we talk with these days express concern about the lack of bench strength in their companies. They are very worried that they lack sufficient “ready now” candidates to replace planned & unplanned losses of key leaders. As a result, the future continuity and performance of the business is at risk.

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5 Different Types of Employee Bonus Programs for Your Small Business

By Rieva Lesonsky
Small Business Trends

Does your small business give employees bonuses?

Almost three-fourths of companies do, according to PayScale’s 2018 Compensation Best Practices Report. Giving bonuses allows companies to reward top performers without increasing their fixed costs for salaries. According to a 2018 WorldAtWork survey, bonuses are becoming more popular, especially among small and midsized companies.

Here’s a closer look at the most popular types of employee bonus plans and how to make them work for your business.

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