NEWS & HAPPENINGS

April 24, 2019
Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills – The Difference and Importance!

Employers often look for a combination of two sets of skills: hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills are teachable knowledge and are easy to quantify. Typically, learned through reading books, training classes, and materials, or school. Soft skills are subjective and much more difficult to quantify. This is also considered “interpersonal skills” or “personality […]

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April 22, 2019
How to recruit the best people for your organization to grow?

“There is no doubt that if candidates have the right attitude and aptitude, coupled with the right training, they can be excellent appointments,” says Weston. “In fact, what looks good on paper – such as experience or technical skills – does not guarantee a successful recruit. Soft skills must also be taken into account.” Focusing […]

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April 17, 2019
Residential Care Facilities Settlement

California residential care facilities have a tough job maintaining and caring for their residents 24/7. But that doesn’t preclude companies from making sure their employees are compensated accordingly along with meal and rest breaks. This specific California residential care facility paid over 7 million for their incorrect employment practices. “Adult care facilities require caregivers to […]

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April 15, 2019
Wage and Hour Disputes Are On The Rise...

 “Workers deserve to be paid for their labor, and this settlement puts the earned wages back in their pockets,” said California Labor Secretary Julie A. Su. “This is a testament to these workers standing up for their rights.”  Wage and hour disputes and issues have gone up exponentially in California.  Employers don’t have the vast […]

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April 9, 2019
Construction: At Risk of Violating California Labor Laws?

“Dodging labor laws and stealing wages hurts workers and creates unfair conditions for law-abiding employers,” said California Labor Secretary Julie A. Su. “After a hard day’s work, the last thing a construction worker should have to face is a paycheck that bounces. Stealing earned wages from workers’ pockets is illegal in California and this case […]

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April 5, 2019
Managing Your Manager: The Do's & Don'ts

Most everyone in a company has a manager or someone they report to. Let’s face it, your manager has a lot of control over your day-to-day happiness and long-term growth whether you like them or not. This is why managing your manager is essential. Having a great relationship with your boss is critical to ensure […]

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March 25, 2019
Seminar April 2019

Let's discuss the HR industry's top 10 most talked about issues in the workplace at our seminar on April 18th at The Urban Hive. Our Co-Founder & COO, Glen Drouin, will be presenting and discussing what it's like doing business in California and what is currently being talked about in the Human Resource space with […]

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March 22, 2019
Goldman Sachs CEO reveals the valuable job skill he’s finding ‘less and less’

"I'll tell you one that we're finding less and less inside the firm that I think is an important skill set, but actually we find it from students that come from Hamilton or other liberal arts backgrounds, is an ability to write," Solomon about the hardest skill to hire for today. "And even in a […]

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March 22, 2019
Independent Contractors vs Employees...it's a sticky situation.

The new California ABC test is definitely going to challenge many businesses in California.  As a 20-year business consultant, I found it amazing that many business owners would classify their employees as 1099’s simply because their newest employee decided that was best for them.  No short test or long test was done, just simply, it […]

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March 22, 2019
Attitude is everything...it truly is. Just ask Earl Nightingale...

One of my favorite and first motivational listens of all time was a gentleman named Earl Nightingale who started the Nightingale Conant corporation.  He recorded one of the best audio programs of all time called Lead the Field.  In that program, he talked about having a great positive attitude and how important it was to […]

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