24 Oct 2017

How Would You Define Your Company in a Few Words to Job Seekers?

I believe in the importance of branding the employment opportunity. That’s why I found the directory of tech employers on TechMeme to be interesting. Some of them make sense to me; a few don’t at all. I wonder how they come up with and test these branding themes. If you ignore the company names, which ones attract...
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23 Oct 2017

New California Employment Laws

It’s been a very busy legislature. As I wrote a few weeks ago… when does it ever stop? AB 46 by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) – Employers: wage discrimination. AB 55 by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) – Hazardous materials management: stationary sources. AB 168 by Assemblymember Susan Eggman (D-Stockton) Employers: salary information. AB 199 by Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) –...
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5 Oct 2017

Training that Works Checklist

“Learning is not compulsory… neither is survival.”  ― W. Edwards Deming We are in a knowledge economy. Training and building a learning culture is compulsory for survival. Use this checklist to make sure you consider all the training variables. Please add to the checklist anything overlooked. Remember, your training goals should be Specific Measurable Achievable...
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2 Oct 2017

And You Wonder Why Companies Want to Leave California

I just received a recent California update of legislation waiting for signature by Governor Jerry Brown. Some bills would do the following Limit inquiries about salary history and provide applicants with this pay scale of the desired position. Protect women from discipline related to reproductive health including the use of any drug, device or medical...
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7 Sep 2017

Think HR Demo

ThinkHR is an excellent compliance program. I recently did a demo of the program highlighting some of its most helpful features and benefits. If you do not already have access to ThinkHR … what are you waiting for? For only $197 per month ($97 if you have less than 15 employees) you can have access...
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30 Aug 2017

Everything you need to know about Managing Employees on an Index Card

I must admit – I got the idea for this index card after listening to a podcast with Howard Pollack, a professor from University of Chicago, who said that everything you needed to know about building your financial wealth can be written on an index card. The card went viral and he followed up with...
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