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Employment
pre employment screening
The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on the way business is done. The turmoil and upheaval has shown business owners that they need to adjust their hiring processes. Employers must now rethink tasks that require in-person contact. With more employees working remotely, perks centered on schedule flexibility and work-life balance are now standard company benefits....
laptop, train employees
Many employers see training as part of an onboarding process for new talent. But after the first few months, training can get shelved and attention refocuses on day-to-day issues. Yet there are many reasons to train employees on an ongoing basis through professional development activities. First off, know what your team members want from their jobs....
As a business owner, it can be painful (and costly) when an employee leaves your company. And since high turn-over can signal problems to other prospective talent, it’s important to retain them for the well-being of your business. No matter which employee quit, determining why they left is the first step to building a stronger...
CalChamber, Los Angeles, California
Doing business in the state of California isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s one of the biggest economies in the world, and attracts many of the most talented people in every industry. To maintain a viable business you need all the help you can get. That’s where the California Chamber of Commerce, or CalChamber,...
money, profit, salary, dollars, cash
Employee salaries are a critical business decision made by company leaders and HR managers. There’s much to consider when it comes to salary. You want to look at current and future company revenue. You should examine the opportunity cost of money going to employees as opposed to somewhere else. The impact of salaries on your...
robot, ai, automation
Nearly 40 percent of American jobs could be automated within the next 15 years, according to a report from PwC. And, automation isn’t just taking away low-skilled jobs. Increasingly sophisticated machine-learning technology is displacing white-collar workers. The exact impact of automation is unclear. Some anticipate that as with other technology, automation will cause a net increase of...
You’ve gotten through the curveball questions, dodged that question about your greatest weakness, and made a decent impression overall during your interview. Just as you begin to relax, they ask what may seem to be a throwaway question, “Do you have any questions for me?” Don’t let this opportunity to stand out from the crowd pass you by. The...
Job searches get old fast. They can feel like a part-time job all by themselves. When they get tiring, or when we get bored or desperate, we sometimes compromise our principles and take jobs that in hindsight, we know we shouldn’t have accepted. I did this myself some years back. I had just finished a run at a...
For managers, an open-door policy means employees feel free to approach them at any time with questions or concerns. For employees, an open-door policy is no longer a choice, since open-plan offices have removed cubicle walls in many workplaces. While “collaboration” is now the buzzword of almost every workforce, it comes at the expense of productivity....
As you may very well know, social media isn’t always easy to handle when it comes to marketing your business. You’ve read article after article on how to succeed and maintain relevancy in the social media world, but it can be hard to keep up with the ever-changing platforms. What follows are seven social media...
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