Human Resources

Leading During Ambiguous Times

This article was written based on an interview between Tomilee Tilley, Founder & President of Executives Unlimited, and Daniel Stover, Founder & CEO of Ensight Partners. Wild swings in the stock market, new technologies that change the way we do business, and viruses that upend our daily lives can make our …

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Guide to Proactive Hiring

Guide to Proactive Hiring

Did you know that 67% of large firms encounter challenges while hiring? With a growing labor shortage and massive disruption affecting almost every industry, this statistic is likely to increase in the coming months, causing recruiters to continue scrambling to attract talent to their organizations. In the face of these challenges, if companies hope to come …

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Poms & Associates Offers a Free Webinar about the New Federal Coronavirus Law and Its Impacts on Employers

From our friends at Poms & Associates Poms & Associates today announced the availability of a free, one-hour webinar about the employer impacts of the new federal law, The Families First Coronavirus Response Act. LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Poms & Associates, a full-service insurance brokerage and risk management firm, today …

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Leadership in the Era of COVID-19: An Interview with 3 CEOs

Leadership in the Era of COVID-19: An Interview with 3 CEOs

Excerpt from the Corporate Leadership Breakfast Series hosted by California Lutheran University Interviews with: Janet Garufis, Chairman and CEO, Montecito Bank & TrustLarry Scherzer, CEO, Scherzer InternationalDeborah Sweeney, CEO, MyCorporation Q.  What changes have you made in your leadership style to deal with the COVID-19 crisis? GARUFIS:A shared leadership model …

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Q1 2020: UPDATE OF LAWS AFFECTING EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND SCREENING

Q1 2020: UPDATE OF LAWS AFFECTING EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND SCREENING

As the year and a new decade unfold, we bring you this update on ban-the-box legislation and laws that restrict credit report usage in employment decisions. And no update would be complete without a reminder about a standard-setting federal appellate opinion from 2019 interpreting the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) disclosure requirement …

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Avoiding Holiday Legal Entanglements

voiding Holiday Legal Entanglements

It’s the happiest time of year – except for employers facing the potential of a religious discrimination lawsuit from employees due to holiday decorations, gift exchanges, and other festivities. While it may seem Grinch-like, such lawsuits are not uncommon. Just a few months ago, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) …

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Planning ahead for calamity days

Planning ahead for calamity days

Hurricanes. Snowstorms. Wildfires. Although the events differ based on where an employer is located, such natural disasters pose uniform questions about how to handle potential closures and payment to employees who may not be able to make it into work because of extreme weather or other forms of emergency.  Sometimes …

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Unconscious bias in the workplace

Unconscious bias in the workplace

A new advertisement from Procter & Gamble features an African-American man going about his day. While walking down a street, a mother shuts her car window as he walks by; he garners suspicious glances while shopping and a couple elects not to sit near him in a restaurant. The commercial, …

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Hiring temps – how to keep it legal

Hiring temps – how to keep it legal

Temporary employees. For some companies, they are a great option. Temps can provide needed help during a busy season, fill a short-term gap for an employee on an extended leave or provide expertise for a specific project. But there are several considerations to keep in mind when hiring temporary workers. …

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Harassment vs. workplace bullying

Harassment vs. workplace bullying

What is the difference between workplace bullying and harassment? Bullying and harassment often feature similar behaviors, such as offensive remarks or physical aggression. Workplace bullying is generally recognized as repeated, unreasonable and unwelcome behavior directed at a specific employee (or multiple employees) involving a power imbalance that results in psychological …

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