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Let it go?  DOL withdraws guidance on Independent Contractors and Joint Employment

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How Getting Demoted Was the Best Thing for My Career

#ClimberStories Series

Regardless of your job title, you've probably come face-to-face with a personal or professional challenge that turned your world upside-down. Something that made you take a step back and reevaluate who you are, what you're made of and what your priorities are. Our Summit Blog series Climber Stories explores these hurdles and transformations with real stories from some of our own Climbers (aka employees). When you're faced with adversity at work, what do you do? Do you have the motivitation or grit to push through or do you need some inspiration? Through these stories, we hope you find some strength and wisdom to keep propelling yourself forward in times of challenge, just like we do!

When Your Career Goes from Awesome to "Oh ****"

After realizing some success early on in my time with PG on the Recruiting team, I moved to a role in the Payroll Department. Things were going really well.

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Celebrating a New Veteran Story This 4th of July

This Independence Day we’re celebrating our Nation’s birthday with a little more than barbecues and fireworks by taking a moment to be inspired by the Veterans and Veteran organizations in our communities, like Bunker Labs. We hope you do the same!

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End FOMO - Consider an MSP for Your Workforce

Do more of what you love this summer (in and out of the office)! Find a better way to keep up with the fast pace of today’s professional demands with a better system to manage your workforce. 

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Fatherhood: Tales, Lessons and Dad Jokes

Mark Twain famously said, “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”

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Could Proposed FLSA Regulations Impact Your Salary and Your Business?

In a world of increasing expenses, compensation has always been a hot topic and never more so than now.

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Business Leaders Have Heroes Too

Sometimes as business leaders we don’t know if our methods are resonating. Measuring the impact of our leadership strategies can be difficult and subjective. We’re passionate about our core values, we do our best to be intentional about communicating them and picking the Right People for our organization, but the process can be slow moving. Sometimes as a leadership team we, like anyone else, need validation.

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What Veterans Do Better Than Anyone

In late 2009 I received a call from my great-nephew. He said; “Uncle Bobby, I think I’m going to join the Army. I’ve always wanted to do it. Since you did it I want to talk to you about it.”

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Our Top 8 Tips for Any Internship Program

If you’ve always wanted to help someone beginning their career, look no further.

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Best Advice: By Moms, For Moms and From Moms

This post is dedicated to all the Moms (biological or not!) who helped us become the quirky, amazing, flawed, passionate people we are today.

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Portable Benefits Legislation in Washington State & the Gig Economy

Under the swell of an expanding freelance workforce, access to portable benefits plays an increasingly important role for more people each year.

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Internships Teach More than Skills: 3 Interns, 6 Lessons

Some people believe the best way to learn is by getting your hands dirty: we are those people.

Interns’ experiences can be inspiring, dismal, hilarious, boring or a combination of all of the above. The world of internships can be tricky to navigate but ultimately, we’ve learned that interns just need the freedom to make mistakes and good leaders to guide them through the process.

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What I Would Have Told My 20-Year-Old Self

Internship Mini-Series (Part 1 of 3)

In this series we’ll explore the value internship programs can offer the next generation of professionals and the businesses they’ll be working for.

Technically, I’m a “Millennial.” However like many other ahem, Millennials, I don’t love the term, partially because I think we have a bad rap. I think there’s more to the story. Before your eyes roll fully into the back of your head, allow me to explain.
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What 3 things do you need to transform yourself?

I learned to ski the hard way.  I was in high school and two of my brothers thought it would be fun to put me on the chair lift, take me to the top, and watch me fly, roll, and fall all the way down.  It was fun…for them.  I was fortunate I still thought I was invincible and refused to give them the satisfaction of quitting.    

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Climber Stories

Have you ever felt lost? Like your value as a person was boiled down to what you’ve done and what you have, but you know you’re capable of more?

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