Starting January 1, 2018, the New York State Paid Family Leave Program (PFL) will be a mandatory benefit offered to most New Yorkers. The benefit will supply paid-leave for workers to bond with a new child, care for a loved one with a serious health condition, or to provide some relief to families … [Read more...] about NY Employers: Prepare for Paid Family Leave
Recently, Illinois announced a large increase in both personal and corporate income tax rates as part of passing their first budget in two years. This will take effect immediately and affect all Illinois employers. To address the most pressing topics we have heard from clients and employees so … [Read more...] about The 2017 Illinois Tax Increase – How It Impacts You
Drinking at the office isn’t just for Don Draper anymore. More and more organizations are starting to implement practices that allow for drinking at the office, including office happy hours and kegs on tap. Check out this recent submission to Ask a StratExpert, which dips into this intoxicating … [Read more...] about Ask StratEx HR: Drinking at the Office – A Recipe for Disaster?
Yoga is a 5,000-year-old practice that combines meditation, focused breathing, and mindful movement. While the concept of yoga is nothing new, there has been a recent shift towards incorporating these principles in the workplace through office yoga. We were thrilled to launch our own office yoga … [Read more...] about Why Your Workplace Needs Yoga
Everyone loves music and dancing, right? Well, after a little alcohol, definitely. But let’s say you’re at work. It’s been a stressful day, and you just “gotta loosen up those chains and dance” (thank you to the Dixie Chicks for understanding). We all need to let loose sometimes, so what could … [Read more...] about Ask StratEx HR: Sexual Harassment in the Kitchen
Name: Tony Brink History at StratEx: I started in November of 2015 as a sales rep, and I've since taken on the first Account Management role on the sales team. I really enjoy going the extra mile for our clients in this role. From a sales capacity, my job is to find multi-unit operators in need of … [Read more...] about Get to Know a StratExian: Tony Brink
On February 23rd, 2017, StratEx's annual Jim Vedda Award was awarded to not one, but two deserving individuals: Alyssa Garza and Andrea Ljevar. These StratExians exhibit the traits we value most at StratEx -- they are smart, hard-working, and dedicated to not only our clients' success, but to … [Read more...] about Jim Vedda Award Winners 2017
We are so honored to be in Crain's Top 25 Best Places to Work in 2017! Since 2008, Crain's has singled out the 10 best companies to work for in the Chicago area. For 2017, Crain's sifted through 15,000-plus employee surveys that detailed everything from compensation to benefits to company … [Read more...] about StratEx Named Crain’s Top 25 Best Places to Work 2017