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Lever1, Kansas City-based Leader in HR Solutions, Expands Operations to St. Louis

Lever1, Kansas City-based Leader in HR Solutions, Expands Operations to St. Louis OVERLAND PARK, June 7, 2023 – Lever1, a renowned provider of comprehensive HR solutions, is excited to announce its expansion into the vibrant city of St. Louis. With its headquarters in the Kansas City metro area, Lever1 has established itself as a leader in the HR industry, delivering tailored and comprehensive solutions to a diverse range of businesses. Having been in business for 11 years, Lever1 has built a strong reputation for its Professional Employer Organization (PEO) services, empowering organizations to streamline their HR processes, optimize workforce management, […]

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Lever1 Appoints New CEO and President

Lever1 Appoints New CEO and President National Market Expansion is on the Horizon for New CEO of Lever1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KANSAS CITY, October 12, 2022 – Lever1, a Kansas City-based Professional Employer Organization (PEO), is pleased to announce the confirmation of Erica Brune as CEO, effective October 1st, 2022. Brune will continue to facilitate the growth of Lever1 beyond the Kansas City market with aspirations of acquisition and new market expansion. In support of growing Lever1 at the national level, Brune was recently named to the national board of directors for the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO). […]

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Erica Brune: How Lever1 Became Missouri’s Fastest Growing Company!

  What does it take to build & rapidly scale a business enough that you receive national recognition for it? Are there tricks, tips & shortcuts that you can use to go from zero to success faster than your competitors? Yes! In this exciting interview, we’re speaking with Erica Brune, the President of Lever1 – a Professional Employer Organization, or PEO. Her company has been ranked as Missouri’s Fastest Growing Company in 2017, and she’ll share with you the big “why” behind her success, along with the “how” that makes outsourcing non-dollar-productive tasks a must in today’s economy. Learn how […]

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Kansas City Company Named in Top 10 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies

By Emily Park | IN Kansas City   The Women Presidents Organization and JPMorgan Chase have released the 15th annual list of the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies, and not only is a Kansas City-based company on the list but it’s ranked in the top ten. Led by Erica Brune, Lever1, a Kansas City-based professional employer organization, ranked seventh on the worldwide list. “Ten years ago, we formed Lever1 to provide outsourced HR services,” says Brune, president of Lever1. “For a long time, outsourcing was a negative word, but when we launched Lever1 that tide was shifting, and entrepreneurs were understanding that to […]

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Goodbye Old Payroll Processes; Hello Happy Employees

By Erica Brune | Lever1 President  Let’s face it: payroll is archaic. The current process for most W2 employees requires employees to work two weeks, wait an additional week for administrative tasks, and then finally get the money they earned almost a month ago. But what if payday came a little sooner? Perhaps even instantly? Forty-three percent of workers spend three or more hours per week thinking about financial stress. With daily access to their earned income, employees can close the gap between paychecks, pay bills on time, and avoid overdraft fees. Getting paid biweekly can now be a thing […]

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Navigating the Labor Shortage

By Erica Brune | President   The Great Resignation or the Turnover Tsunami—however you refer to this period of change in the workplace—is a historic moment for the workforce. As the quitting rate continues to increase along with the number of open positions, employers are being forced to take action to counteract the labor shortage. In 2021, 20 million workers left their jobs in a span of five months. By the last day of October in 2021, there were 11 million job openings, which set a new record. During the height of the pandemic, people were fearful of being laid […]

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2022- Is Everything About to Change?

By Danielle Bearden | Director of Human Resources We’ve all heard the phrase “Change is the only constant.” Going into 2022, I couldn’t agree more. We’ve been through two years of the pandemic, and it feels like an eternity. And all the issues we face, whether they be talent mobility or capability academies or skills models or recruiting or leadership development, are not new. They’ve been around forever. But something big did change: the role of HR has been elevated. Most of you have been deeply involved in remote work, hybrid work, back to work, safe work, and critical policies at the senior executive level […]

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CMS Survival Guide

By Danielle Bearden | Director of Human Resources [Ed. Note: A pair of federal court decisions issued in late November have effectively blocked this CMS vaccine mandate rule from taking effect. On November 29, a federal judge in Missouri temporarily blocked CMS from enforcing its COVID-19 mandate in Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. And then on November 30, a Louisiana federal court took one giant step further and blocked the rule from taking effect in any healthcare facility across the country not covered by the Missouri decision. We recommend reading about these two decisions for a game plan […]

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Don’t Know What to Do While the OSHA Mandate-or-Test Vaccine ETS is in Limbo? Here’s a 3-Step Approach for Employers

By Danielle Bearden | Director of Human Resources You’ve digested the information on OSHA’s mandate-or-test vaccine ETS, you’ve read about the rule being blocked by a court order, and you know that a conservative appeals court now controls the fate of the rule (for now). But you also know that the ETS could get jolted back to life at any moment, either by a surprise appeals court ruling or by a final ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. There’s no way to tell when those events could happen, leaving employers uncertain what steps to take during this period. Adding to your level of […]

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Navigating Today’s COVID-19 Mandates

By Chris Wibe |  Human Resources Generalist As December fast approaches employers, both private and public, are faced with the task of implementing some version of a federally mandated mask mandate. The type of mandate being required of an employer will differ depending on if they are a private employer, a healthcare provider, or a federal contractor. While some mandates are being challenged in court currently, it is still important for employers to familiarize themselves with the mandates that could impact them directly and begin to prepare should the mandates ultimately take effect. Here is a brief synopsis of the […]

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