Gene Wilder died yesterday. When I saw his name trending on Twitter, I cringed as clicked on it, hoping that wasn't the news. Of course, he was the original (and best) Willy Wonka, but one thing many may not remember or know is that he was once married to the effervescent Gilda Radner. Gilda was … [Read more...] about StratEx Serves: Gilda’s Club
Chicago-based Human Resources Consulting Firm Recognized for Exceptional Workplace Culture For Second Consecutive Year CHICAGO – June 23, 2016 – StratEx, a Chicago-based provider of human resources software and service, has been recognized as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work … [Read more...] about StratEx Awarded Chicago’s 2016 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®
Leading human resources and talent management publication, Workforce Magazine, recently announced its recognition of Gretchen Van Vlymen, Vice President of Account Management at StratEx, on its 2016 “Game Changers” list. This prestigious award recognizes the top 25 innovative rising stars within … [Read more...] about Gretchen Van Vlymen Named 2016 Game Changer by Workforce Magazine
Working in an office can become very routine. The same office. The same desk. The same faces. Well... what if there were new faces? New, furry, cute faces. Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWD) is a great way to "shake up" a routine day. It's held each year on the Friday following Father’s day, … [Read more...] about Do Dogs in the Office Make us More Productive?
On Thursday, April 14th, groups of labor protesters walked the city streets of Chicago. Their demand: raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Protests like these continue to impact the trends of City and State minimum wage increases across the country. So, how do the growing demands of groups … [Read more...] about The Ripple Effect of Minimum Wage Ordinances
StratEx Named 2016 “BEST PLACES TO WORK IN ILLINOIS” for Second Consecutive Year CHICAGO – June 9, 2016 – StratEx, a Chicago-based provider of human resources software and service, has been selected as one of the 2016 “Best Places to Work in Illinois” for its second consecutive year by the Daily … [Read more...] about StratEx: A Best Place To Work in Illinois in 2016
“We are like a family at the office.” “We conduct background checks, so we don’t have to worry.” “That’s so sad, but it will never happen here.” How often do you hear those phrases at work? Something that is probably not mentioned: Homicide is currently the fourth-leading cause of fatal … [Read more...] about Violence in the Workplace: Act Don’t React
Last year, we warned employers about the risk of hiring unpaid interns. This risk is still a very relevant issue, and more recently, the circuit courts have provided new factors to consider, in addition to the DOL’s existing six factor test. The new factors, also known as the Primary Beneficiary … [Read more...] about Interns: To Pay or Not To Pay