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Building Relationships Through Acts of Service and Giving

Service is putting others first while displaying the highest degree of professionalism, competency, integrity, and results. Stewardship is managing resources strategically to provide immediate and long-term financial benefits and opportunities. Service and Stewardship comprise two of the S’s in S3 Management Group and are core to who we are. As a company, we see things...
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Does HR Really Matter

Does HR Really Matter? 3 E’s to Establishing Credibility

Does HR really matter? Yes! The cost of employee turnover varies from organization to organization, and role to role.  It’s clear that it’s not free, and the annual price tag is in the billions. You can evaluate the Employee lifecycle, make recommendations, implement new policies, train, and have the best documentation. But, if HR isn’t...
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Making Turnover Work for You

Making Turnover Work for You

The four most significant contributors to turnover for tribal organizations include policy violations, performance, personal, and new work. Turnover is a reality for every tribal business.  But do you truly understand what’s causing your organization’s turnover? Is your turnover normal? If not, what can be done to improve it? In our previous article, we discussed...
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The State of Tribal Turnover

The State of Tribal Turnover

The cost of turnover in the United States is over $536 billion per year. Organizations in specific industries, like finance, sales and HR have the highest turnover globally. In 2018, Workforce Institute estimates that more than one in every four employees will quit their jobs. By 2020 they expect that number to be one in...
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Reducing Unemployment Expenses Through Partnerships

The impact of unemployment is not just limited to whether or not a claimant receives benefits. They’re generally either eligible or not as determined by the laws of the state. Equally, if not more important, unemployment is a symptom of an underlying issue that when addressed can lead to significant improvement not only in finances,...
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How Voluntary Resignations Impact Unemployment

Many employers are unfamiliar with how voluntary resignations can impact unemployment. They often assume that employees are ineligible for unemployment benefits when they quit. Unfortunately, determining unemployment eligibility is not always clear-cut. State adjudicators must determine the final incident that led to the employee’s separation.  This is done by evaluating the reason given by the...
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Taxpaying vs Reimbursing – Should You Leverage Your Sovereignty?

  As with many aspects of running a tribal organization, when it comes to the topic of unemployment insurance, there are differences in how things are managed and opportunities that you may not be aware of. Under Federal law, tribal organizations are required to participate in unemployment insurance programs, but there are some unique options...
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Human Resource Management in Tribal Organizations

Human resource professionals have a great responsibility to the organizations they serve. They are tasked with filling the needs of the organization, navigating strict and sometimes complex laws, and dealing with unknown variables that come along with all of the different people they interact with on a daily basis. When you add in the complexities...
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How to Hire and Retain Tribal Members

What’s harder than finding good talent in a tightening labor market? Keeping good talent.  As a leader in a tribal organization, you’re no stranger to the rigors of talent acquisition and retention. The fallout caused by a bad hire extends far beyond frustration to include high recruiting costs, lost productivity, and low team morale. With...
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