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  • “No” – this word may be small but it is mighty. It is only 2 letters, yet it can be one of the most difficult words to say aloud. We are raised to be people pleasers and as humans, we have an innate desire for people to like us. This leads us to say “yes” to people when often the best answer is a simple “no."

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  • Tis’ the season to be jolly, right? The songs, the decorations, and the spirit of the season should make us all merrier during the holidays, but the reality can be very different. The holidays tend to bring MORE of everything, both the good and the bad. We have more opportunities to gather for fun and festivities, but we also spend more money, have more pressure to do everything in even less ti...

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  • You can’t scroll through your social media feed or turn on the news right now without learning of another allegation of sexual harassment. The news coverage has illuminated the magnitude of this problem. Sexual harassment is certainly not a new concept but maybe we are at a pivotal time in history where the recent abundance of cases will produce some real progress.

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  • At Propel HR we trace our roots back over 20 years, when we began as a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) and the PEO relationship has always been a great option for a large core of our clients. Nearly 10 years ago though we recognized that the business world was evolving and that we needed to offer new payroll and HR partnerships to fit our clients’ changing needs. Never wanting...

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  • The Trump Administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on September 5, 2017. As an employer, you need to be aware what this may mean for your business, regardless of your political position on the issue. You need to know if you have any employees who are DACA beneficiaries and what the rescission means to their employment status with your company.

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  • My daughter has a writing assignment that she has been pondering. Her teacher asked the class to think of three different “little moments” and then choose one for a final essay. The essay should capture a short space in time that left an indelible memory. My 10-year-old has contemplated this assignment for days and has polled the family for advice on her best “little moments.” Most of ...

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  • The only way for a company to stay in business is to bring in revenue. No revenue means no business, and no business means no jobs. As the landscape of sales continues to change and consumers have more control over how they buy and who they buy from, it is more important than ever to make sure your customers and clients are thrilled throughout their entire relationship with your compan...

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  • As a reminder, starting on Monday, September 18th, companies will be required to use the newly revised Form I-9 issued by UCIS this summer. With the two revisions appearing to be identical, employers should check the revision dates before using any I-9 form. The most current I-9 Form will have a revision date of 07/17/2017. Since the forms are so similar, many people have been asking w...

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  • In the wake of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and with Irma and Jose fast approaching the East Coast, many employers have questions about the best ways to support their employees and what role the company needs to play in the aftermath of a disaster. With all of the uncertainty surrounding the weather conditions, employers can offer employees some relief through clear communication about po...

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  • Every year around this time, the back to school spirit takes hold of me. I have not been in a formal classroom setting in a long time, but I find inspiration every August when I see school supplies on sale. I like to take this month to get organized at home and at work. As my children go back to school, I tend to reflect on my own school experience and the valuable lessons I learned al...

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  • Ah, Summer! Remember running barefoot, eating popsicles, and playing kick the can until you were called home for dinner? Now, as an adult, summer has lost some of its allure. Days are spent inside looking at a computer screen instead of outside next to a pool. Recently, I took off early one day and took my daughter to get a snow cone. I felt like a kid again.

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  • Recently, I spoke to a business owner who was concerned about his Corporate Culture. He is in a highly competitive creative field and he offers many perks such as flexible personal time, wellness outings, and even a ping pong table. Yet, recruitment is difficult and he feels that his current employees don’t fully value the culture he has tried to create. 

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  • "Din It To Win It" is a game show that happens on the campus of Furman University. Students have two minutes to answer trivia questions about Furman. Survive for two minutes and you get a spin on the prize wheel. If you answer two questions incorrectly, you get kicked out of the cart. Let's play!

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  • David Trone ‘77 received the Carl F. Kohrt Distinguished Alumni Award, which is awarded annually in recognition of significant professional or personal accomplishments and in gratitude for continued loyalty to Furman. The Owner and President of Total Wine & More, Trone launched the company in 1991 with his brother, Robert. Today, the company operates 150 retail stores in 21 states, has $2.5 bill...

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  • Clint Dempsey ’05 was awarded the Tom A. Triplitt Outstanding Young Alumni Award, which recognizes an alumnus from the last 15 years who has brought honor or recognition to Furman through individual accomplishments. Dempsey is recognized as one of the greatest American soccer players of all time. Dempsey spent three seasons at Furman, during which he garnered National Soccer Coaches Association ...

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