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Big Raises May Be Coming Back Down to Earth

Workers saw average pay grow by 5.1% in the past year, to $31.58 an hour, according to the February jobs report issued Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor. However, hourly earnings grew by just $0.01 from January, much less than the big increases in recent months. The slowdown suggests employers are having an easier time hiring and don’t need to raise wages as much to compete.

How to Talk to Your Team About Distressing News Events

When a news event captures our collective global attention, how should we as leaders and managers address it? Your employees need you to step up right now. But it can be hard to know what to do or what to say. If you’re finding yourself at a loss, try three simple steps: 1) Check in with your direct reports. 2) Make space to talk during a meeting. 3) Give people the opportunity to take action.

What Counts as an Electronic Signature? IRS Explains

Signing documents digitally has become mainstream in the past couple years. Even the IRS has a long list of forms it’ll let people e-sign, at least temporarily. But what’s acceptable?

What You Should Do If a Valuable Employee Decides to Quit

Opinion piece from serial entrepreneur Vasily Voropaev.

Voropaev writes: I’ve been in business for over 20 years and have employed more than 30,000 people. I’ve had my fair share of employees who decide to quit. After these experiences, I have some suggestions on what to do when an employee that is extremely valuable to the team decides to quit and have boiled them down to three general suggestions: hold them tight, continue talking to them, and wait for their return.