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Engagement Is a Word; Being Engaging Is Your Responsibility By Janice Mazzallo Too often managers can develop the bad habit of saying what they want versus doing what they want. […]

Hire Degree of Difficulty The region’s staffing industry has always been a solid barometer of the overall economy, and that is certainly true in this economy. Firms report that demand […]

Outside the Silos Anne Kandilis spends a lot of time talking with area employers, so she knows there are jobs to be had. How to connect those jobs to people […]


Hire Power The final countdown has begun at MGM Springfield; the $950 million casino will be open for business in just over a year. That means roughly 3,000 people must […]

The Process Begins with an Important Shift in Focus By Brian Braudis Senior leadership at the corporate headquarters of a large retail chain was entertaining succession planning. What started out […]


Accommodating Attitude Massachusetts lawmakers are attempting a novel approach to pregnant workers, by requiring employers to offer them accommodations similar to those given to disabled workers. The bill is a […]

Women Only By Daniel C. Carr, Esq. In recent weeks, a Texas movie theatre sparked controversy by holding several women-only screenings of the new Wonder Woman movie, including a promise […]


A Legislative Update By Peter Vickery   A number of business-related pieces of legislation are in various stages of review on Beacon Hill, covering matters ranging from non-competes to earned […]

Understanding EPLI By Timothy M. Netkovick, Esq. A primary reason people (and businesses) buy insurance is peace of mind — to have protection from financial loss due to something bad.  […]

Questions of Substance By John Gannon, Esq.   Can a job applicant be rejected because of medical-marijuana use? Can employees be let go for lawfully using narcotic pain medications, such […]


Shifting IT’s Focus By Joanna Smiley When it was founded in 2013, Tech Foundry, a program conceived to create a steady pipeline of workers for the IT sector, focused primarily […]

Value Proposition It’s difficult to pigeonhole the Millennial generation — though many have tried — in terms of what they want in a job and a workplace. But one recurring […]

Help Wanted By AMELIA J. HOLSTROM, Esq.   In response to an increase in claims of workplace harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency responsible for enforcing […]

Reach Out, Speak Up According to a survey cited by the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Massachusetts, while the vast majority of people say they would confide in a […]

Make Sure You’re Covered  By Timothy M. Netkovick, Esq.   Many employers with employment-practices liability insurance (EPLI) and directors and officers liability insurance (D&O) policies know too well that they […]