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Say it with me: “My past experience in corporate America won’t dictate how I conduct employee performance reviews. I’m not here to give negative feedback just for the sake of documentation.”  Performance reviews have a bad rap, but they don’t have to suck. When we rethink the purpose of the review process, it can actually […]

We’re baaaack baby! Kelli Jones and I are at it again with more Bravo legal drama, more HR disasters, and more fun. And maybe a little snark. I mean, we ARE talking about Bravo afterall. Kelli is a trademark attorney, a fellow reality TV aficionado, and my go-to friend for Bravo drama and lawsuit breakdowns. […]

They might just be faces on a screen, but your employees are real, living humans who need more than KPIs and goals to truly thrive. Don’t get us wrong — clear goals and expectations are 100% crucial for measuring success. You’ll never catch us telling you NOT to clearly communicate goals and expectations. But true […]

When done right, employee and client appreciation gifts can stop your recipient in their tracks and generate a fantastic ROI. #goals But if you miss the mark, they’ll breeze past these gifts without a second thought, tossing them (and your hard-earned business dollars) in the trash as they go. Eh ehm, no, that new client […]

“But Kira, doesn’t an employee cost more than a contractor?! I can’t afford to be compliant!” We’ve heard it a million times, and we know why. There’s a lot of misinformation out there. And we get it – it might look like employees cost more than contractors at first glance, what with all the benefits […]

A blended team, aka a team that has employees and contractors working together, is a super profitable way to scale your business. But sometimes it can feel like you’re carrying the weight of your team’s happiness and productivity on your shoulders. It’s too much, right? Especially for compassionate leaders who genuinely care about their people. […]

Discover Your People Leader Archetype

Feeling like your biz isn’t quite clicking the way you hoped? Jamar Diggs is here to remind you that it’s not just you! Entrepreneurship can be a real cluster f*ck sometimes. But we sit firmly in our belief that sharing stories from those who’ve navigated the twists and turns to success is what keeps us […]

Let’s pick up right where we left off, shall we?  Last week, we delved into the DOL’s first three factors of contractor vs. employee classification, covering control, investment, and permanence, and how they influence your hiring decisions.  This week, we’re wrapping up our deep dive with the final three factors, complete with real-world examples to […]

Whew, time to lighten the mood around here!  We’ve spent the last few weeks digging into some heavy stuff, what with the DOL’s Final Ruling and all its implications on your business, and I know we could all use a little reprieve. So today we’re taking a sharp left turn and gossiping in the other […]

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty, shall we? The past few weeks we’ve been painting with broad strokes about the DOL’s Final Ruling on the whole contractor vs. employee saga. If you’ve been following along, you’ve def heard us say that there are now 6 factors to consider for classifying your workers.  But we haven’t […]

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