Former AlphaStaff CEO Starkman Launches Engage PEO

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Former AlphaStaff CEO Starkman Launches Engage PEO

Jay Starkman, who led professional employer organization AlphaStaff to explosive growth, is at it again with a new company in the same field.

He launched Engage PEO in October with offices in Fort Lauderdale and St. Petersburg after raising $5 million from private investors.

Engage currently has 10 employees, and plans to go live handling HR functions and employees for clients in January. Starkman hopes to expand to 28 employees by the end of 2012, and 42 to close 2013.

“In five years, AlphaStaff grew by 45,000 worksite employees,” Starkman said, referring to the number of employees it handled for ...

-- South Florida Business Journal by Brian Bandell, Senior Reporter
   Date: Friday, December 2, 2011, 6:00am EST

 

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After Orlando, some businesses stress LGBT inclusivity moves

Engage's Midge Seltzer speaks to the Associated Press about how companies that adopt more inclusive and progressive workplace policies are more likely to attract top talent.

"Companies also want LGBT job candidates to know they're welcome," says Midge Seltzer, president of Engage PEO.

"Everyone's competing for the top talent. By adopting these policies, you're going to look like a more progressive company. Inclusiveness also contributes to a more productive work atmosphere."

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What Is the Role of a Workplace After a Tragedy?

Engage President, Midge Seltzer quoted by Fast Company in an article on what company leadership and HR can do to make employees feel safe, in the wake of all-too-common mass shootings.

"Leaders need to let their teams and managers know it’s okay if people want to talk about it," says Midge Seltzer, president of the HR consulting firm Engage PEO. "They will anyway; it’s part of the grieving process. Joining the conversation will help you control it, and make it more productive."

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