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How Workers’ Compensation Claims Affect Employers

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 7:57:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Laws & Regulations, Company Culture, Management

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Workers’ Compensation: Claims And Premiums For Employers

As a small business owner, it’s imperative that you protect your employees from workplace injuries or illness and minimize your insurance costs.

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Explaining The Modern Performance Appraisal Methods

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 7:15:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Management

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Modern Performance Appraisal Methods For Your Business

Performance appraisals have existed in one form or another for decades. They have become more formal over time and, for years, the same methods that were originally developed worked. In today's workplace, however, the types of jobs being performed are different than ever before. In addition, many people don't work onsite but work from home, coming in only occasionally or not at all. New methods had to be developed that would accurately assess work performance.

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How To Build An Effective Talent Acquisition Strategy

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 7:05:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People, Company Culture, Management

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Building Talent Acquisition Strategies That Work

An effective talent acquisition strategy helps you stand out from everyone else clamoring for top talent. Companies that project their needs in advance and proactively scout the best talent are better positioned than companies that react to unanticipated needs and are unprepared for market challenges.

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How To Motivate Employees During Layoffs And Downsizing

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 7:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Company Culture, Management

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Keeping The Remaining Team Motivated During Tough Times

Corporate layoffs are a common feature in a volatile global economy that fluctuates at the slightest indication of political or economic instability. Most companies will put effort into helping the downsized employees cope with being out of work. In the process, they often forget about the employees who survived the layoff. The usual presumption is that the remaining employees are relieved that they have 'survived' the layoff. However, according to Charlie O. Trevor, an associate professor at the Madison School of Business at the University of Wisconsin, the remaining workers also need attention. Failure to deal with their concerns could erode the motivation of the remaining human capital. To prevent such problems, you should employ the following tips that will help boost the morale of the surviving employees and enhance their productivity.

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Employees and Social Media Use Outside of Work: Drawing A Line

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 2:14:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Company Culture, Management

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Guiding Employees And Social Media Use Outside Of Work

Controlling social media use of company employees is nearly an impossible task as there will always be someone who goes against the grain. However, making sure that rules and regulations are clear; minor mishaps may be able to be prevented.

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Comparing Federal vs. State Minimum Wage Requirements

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 2:05:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Laws & Regulations

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Federal vs. State Minimum Wage: For California Business Owners

As January rolls around each year, there is talk of minimum wage increases across the country. There are differences between federal and state minimum wage requirements. Recently, cities have started enacting minimum wage requirements as well. Knowing what applies to you as a business owner will help you make sure you are paying your employees correctly and help you stay out of trouble and keep your employees happy.

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California Temporary Employee Laws And How To Correctly Pay

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 1:32:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees

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Understanding California's Temporary Employee Laws

Many businesses recognize the benefits of having a great staff on hand. It helps the business to run like a well-oiled machine and can certainly help to boost productivity while at the same time, keeping issues at a minimum. At times, however, it may be necessary to hire seasonal or temporary employees. This may happen because of a temporary boost in demand for your services or it may be due to your full-time employees taking a vacation. In either case, it's important to understand how temporary employees should be managed, including how to pay temporary employees according to California law.

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California Unemployment Claims: Avoiding Mismanagement

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 12:53:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Management, Unemployment

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California Unemployment Claims And Protecting Your Business

The labor market has been experiencing significant changes over the last few years. In California alone, the unemployment rate has dropped from 11.7% in August of 2011 to just 3.9% in October of 2019. Despite this massive increase in employment, businesses are still plagued by unemployment claims that can create a large expense. The Employment Development Department reported a rise in the number of people who filed for unemployment benefits. California has the largest unemployment system in the US. Despite the employment rate rising steadily over the years, the EDD stated that 2016 saw unemployment checks being distributed to over 800,000 people which translated to close to 33 million dollars paid out in unemployment benefits daily.

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Planning A Career Change After 50 In California: What's Next?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 23, 2020 8:43:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Changing Careers, Getting A Job, Interviewing

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Evaluating A Career Change After 50

Making a career change at 50 years or older can be a daunting decision because many people feel that it is a time-barred decision. This is despite a 2014 study by The Conference Board, which indicated that over half of American employees are unsatisfied with their current jobs. Although younger employees may easily make a career transition, staying at your current workplace until retirement may seem a better option if you are 50 years or older.

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How To Boost Employee Morale: Top 9 Effective Ways

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 13, 2020 5:00:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom

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Best Tips On How To Boost Employee Morale

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