March 27, the United States House of Representatives passed the “Coronavirus Aid, Recovery and Economic Security Act”..
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March 27, the United States House of Representatives passed the “Coronavirus Aid, Recovery and Economic Security Act”..
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Congress enacted a bill providing various forms of reli..
In a time where (hopefully) all companies are switching to remote working, most workers do not know how to make the c..
The prospect of corrective action or termination makes a lot of managers nervous. That’s understandable. For employee..
On January 31, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new Form I-9. The form..
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) revealed a final ruling on Overtime "White Collar" exemptions. These regulations w..
All California health insurers are now offering a one-time Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Californians who need ..
Payroll management is a difficult thing. A simple error can have profound effects down the line. That is why it is ne..
When you’re hiring for a position, you’re making an important ..
What are employers required to do if Immigration and Customs Enforcement ..
With wildfire season upon our state, employers may not be aware that they are responsible to monitor the air quality ..
All businesses experience turnover, and how you deal with that tur..
On Sept. 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new final rule that updates the salary thresholds t..
Nobody likes mistakes, but they happen anyway.
Once upon a time, there were very few ways to effectively communicate.
As of July 2020, California will expand state benefits available to workers who lose wages while taking time off to c..
This may be hard to imagine, but people are not choosing your company, product, or service because you’ve been in bus..
Many job seekers sell themselves short by giving up on a position before even ap..
You already know that strategic planning and succession planning are important components to your business success. B..
If you’re hiring the wrong people, you may find it necessary to micromanage their every move.
Employee background checks can be an important part of the hiring process. Not only do they help you hire the right p..
If your employees are willing to go the extra mile, you’ll want to make sure they are rewarded accordingly. Doing so ..
When a position opens up in your organization, what’s your first reaction? For many recruiters and HR teams, it’s an ..
It’s not just bad employees who don’t succeed. Sometimes, even your best hires aren’t performing to the level you wan..
It’s no secret that today’s employees value flexibility. If your company hasn’t looked into ways to attract and retai..
Some businesses think that compliance is all about following rules and staying out of trouble. But smart companies kn..
Raise your hand if you love sitting in meetings! Anyone? Hello?
Depending on the type of business you’re running and the kind of work your employees are doing, it can be difficult t..
We work with a lot of small businesses, many of which are struggling with very similar challenges. Depending on your ..
The human resources talent acquisition dynamics are changing, and employers are working harder than ever to find and ..
Providing health benefits for your team is expensive. So is constant employee turnover.
As we head to work each day, our minds are often occupied with things we’re going to do after our shift ends. Stop by..
You know it’s important for businesses to have an employee handbook, but you may be wondering how having one in place..
Under the California Family Rights Act of 1993 (CFRA), if you have more than 12 months of service with us and have wo..
Managing payroll correctly is a critical part of doing business, especially for small to mid-sized companies. Fewer e..
You’ve worked hard to get where you are, and you expect the same of your employees. But at some point, hard work can ..
There’s a well-known story that Microsoft started out as two guys building software in a garage. Whether or not this ..
Do you excel at providing tasks, parameters, and instructions, but insist on hovering over every part of the process?..
You may be wondering what sleep has to do with workplace productivity. The answer is pretty much everything.
One of the best things about being on a team is the camaraderie that comes with working really hard together, and the..
Work at home options are becoming more and more popular with employees, but are these arrangements good for employers..
With sexual harassment cases getting a lot of media attention, it might seem like that is your company’s biggest liab..
When you’re busy running your business, succession planning can often take a back seat to other, more time sensitive ..
Someone in your organization has probably spent a lot of time thinking about the company brand. Perhaps there has als..
Having a team of successful salespeople can do wonders for your business, just as having a team of lifeless salespeop..
Would you like to see your managers lead their teams more effectively, your employees more engaged in their work, and..
Technology is an amazing tool, especially when it comes to communication. It can make us faster, more accurate, and m..
Remember the old saying, “You get what you pay for?” Many of today’s clients aren’t buying in. Instead, the current c..
They say the only constant in life is change. And like most clever sayings, this one is also very true. Especially wh..
Great job descriptions can perform several important HR functions for your business. When written correctly, they can..
When it comes to your business, it’s important to constantly examine key behaviors to see which ones are serving a pu..
Everyone loves a cute little puppy, but is bringing Spot to work taking it too far? Can pets in the office be too muc..
What do you think when you see this sign?
If you’re introducing a new initiative in your company, you understand the significance of getting your team onboard...
We all have things we say we’d like to do, but just can’t seem to find the time for. Some of them are merely ideas, s..
When done well, employee surveys can gather important feedback and information quickly, efficiently, and anonymously.
Providing great client service is a claim that nearly every business makes.
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During the week of July 16, 2018, Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security..
Separation. Termination. Departure. No matter what you call it, the fact remains the same: People on your team will c..
Many businesses have one or two people who are the glue that holds everything together. It could be the founder, owne..
Almost all California employers are exposed to the risk of inspections and citations for violation of Cal/OSHA regula..
Business is all about competition, but the question you need to ask yourself is:
Think back over your life. Is there someone who helped you become the person you are today? Someone who saw your pote..
As business becomes more and more competitive, simply filling open positions isn’t enough.
There’s plenty of evidence that communication can make or break a company’s reputation. Social media storms can quick..
To be a successful business, you need to be able to find and keep great talent. But depending on who you’re looking t..
Have you ever watched a truly great athlete swing a bat, complete a pass, or sink a sweet jumper? If so, you’ll notic..
You hear about these things all the time, but what’s the real risk? What are the consequences if it happens to you or..
Employers work hard to offer great benefits, flexible schedules, and a fantastic working environment so they can attr..
Every organization has its own unique structure, priorities, and requirements, but when is the last time you took a g..
They say it’s better to have one person working with you than to have three people working for you. And while working..
These days, it seems like everyone is swimming in content. Every time you log in, check email, or go online, there is..
Just what is employee engagement, anyway?
When it comes to animal-friendly offices, the answer depends on who you ask. But one thing we can all agree on is th..
No matter what kind of organization you’re running, chances are you’re facing the same critical challenge— lack of ti..
Do you or your employees feel exhausted from having too much going on? Does it ever feel like there’s so much to do, ..
You might think you don’t need to invest in training and development, especially when it comes to the basic office pr..
Many of us give presentations regularly as part of our work lives. We deliver them in staff meetings, employee meetin..
Election Day is right around the corner, so California employers need to be aware of their obligations toward their e..
Recruiting new employees can be challenging. If you’re constantly hiring, you’ve got to build a talent pipeline and k..
Everybody wants their employees to be more engaged. But too often the question remains: Engaged to what?
Effective communication is difficult, even in the best of circumstances. Add in diverse workforces, remote teams, and..
Many companies have instituted employee wellness programs. But employees are still stressed out, and perhaps more tha..
Many business owners are convinced that all customers care about is price. They assume that if there are two options ..
As a business owner, you may think the processes you’ve always used are continuing to deliver the best results. But w..
Not every employee on your team is interested in taking on more responsibility, moving up the ladder, or even learnin..
Are your HR policies merely a list of rules to be enforced? Or are they designed to foster a positive company culture..
Perhaps you made it where you are today by doing certain things in a certain way, then replicating those same process..
Just because an employee is physically in the office doesn’t mean that person is actively contributing. Not only that..
Everyone feels stressed from time to time.
But what is stress? How does it affect your health? And what can you do ab..
Good communication shows your employees that value them and that you care. Poor communication can leave them feeling ..
The kind of talent you want in your company isn’t interested in being managed to death. What they really want is to b..
Your work life and your love life are totally different, right?
We all know stress has negative effects on individual health. But stressed out employees can have a huge impact on th..
Good employees are hard to find, and great employees are even harder to come by. When one of them leaves, it hurts. A..
When it comes to organizational efficiency, there’s a lot of talk about running lean. And while re-evaluating your pr..
Hosting a webinar is an easy and efficient way to transfer information, conduct training sessions, and encourage cons..
Finding and hiring the right people is integral to the success of your organization. But no matter how capable each s..
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a magic pill that could enhance leadership performance? Imagine a one-dose-wonder t..
Employees are the fuel that runs your business. If you want your company to be successful, it’s not enough to simply ..
On April 12, 2018, the United States Department of Labor issued opinion letters that provide guidance on how employee..
Wouldn’t it be great if everyone just knew how to behave in a workplace setting? Imagine everything running smoothly ..
In today’s recruiting market, it’s becoming harder and harder to get and keep top talent. But if you’ve got what cand..
California hotel, motel and bed and breakfast employers are faced with a new Cal/OSHA compliance rule, which takes ef..
Creating an environment where employees are happy to be working, enjoy their jobs, and feel like they’re part of a te..
Company Culture. Employee Engagement. Managing Millennials. These topics have been getting a lot of press, and with g..
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