Entries by Jennifer Burton

Education vs. Experience: What’s More Valuable?

“Historically here, there’s been a tremendous amount of weight that’s been given to four-year university degrees and not nearly enough weight in my opinion is given to vocational training facilities and vocational training certifications.” Jeffrey Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn Corp. Does your organization require all job applicants to have a Bachelor’s degree in order to […]

Overtime Rule Blocked – What Does This Mean for Employers?

  Employers will be happy to know that (at least for now!) a federal judge in Texas has blocked the overtime rule passed by President Obama that would have required employers to raise salaries or convert many exempt employees to non-exempt status. The Texas judge has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction, essentially halting the rule […]

Holiday Hiring: What You Need to Know

    “According to the National Retail Federation, retail sales in the U.S. during the months of November and December are expected to increase 3.6% (in the 600 billion dollar range!) and online sales are expected to increase between 7-10% from 2015 sales.” – Glassdoor If you are a retailer, or if you do business […]

The Great Shakeout: Emergency Preparedness at Work

It’s coming! #GreatShakeOut is happening on October 20, 2016 across the state of #California. This is a great way to promote #emergencypreparedness at work, and at home. For more details on this event, check out: http://www.shakeout.org/california/. In 2015, we had 10.4 million participants. Why is this such a big deal for Californians? You know your […]

#Election2016: Why Politics Should Matter

#ImWithHer and #LoveTrumpsHate and #MakeAmericaGreatAgain…if you don’t know what these hash tags mean, or who they belong to, you’ve probably been hiding your head in the sand. As a millennial, feminist, mom, and human resources professional, elections are really tricky topics for me to write about. I have conservative parents, Republican relatives who despise Hillary […]