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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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Types of Company Culture: Understanding How Organizations Differ

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 5, 2017 7:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Company Culture, Management, Unemployment

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Types of Company Culture and Understanding Where Your Organization Fits

The effect of culture on an organization is profound, as it touches every aspect. It influences employees' job satisfaction, the public's perception and the organization's bottom line. Therefore, your corporate culture should be flexible to growth in order to fit any changing needs. Each organization has a unique culture, but different cultures may have a set of similar characteristics that may place them in a similar category. Knowing organizational culture can help you understand your working environment. You can then match the culture to the company's climate of operation. Some managers may not even be aware of their culture. The way they conduct their activities, treat employees, suppliers and customers, however, can give you a clue as to the type of culture they have. Using Quinn and Rorbaugh’s Competing Values Framework described here, you can classify the category in which the culture belongs.

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