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What Should Employers Include In A Job Description?

Some employers just aren’t convinced of the necessity of a well thought out, detailed job description, often haphazardly throwing one together that lists off random responsibilities. So, before we enumerate the elements of a solid job description, let’s talk about why employers should take the time to communicate their expectations of their employees.   The… Read more »

Posted on August 14, 2017 by Rick Rossignol


Guide to Employer Required Workplace Postings

The state of California’s Department of Industrial Relations, the federal Department of Labor, and other agencies mandate businesses display information regarding wages, hours, and working conditions in an easily accessible, visible, high-traffic area. Note that there are some postings that apply only to certain businesses. There have been some recent updates to workplace posting requirements…. Read more »


The Changing Role of Human Resources

Smart companies have been shifting focus from profits to people because they understand talent is the foundation for business success. By transforming the essential role of their human resource departments, CEOs can harness the capital of human creativity for financial gain.   Many of the tedious administrative functions of the traditional HR department are being… Read more »

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Rick Rossignol


Employer liability: Are you protecting your business?

It seems employers are on the hook for just about everything these days. That’s because the law is inherently designed to protect the rights of workers over companies. Even if a member of your staff injured themselves or were the ones who caused harm to a coworker or customer, your money and reputation is still… Read more »

Posted on July 5, 2017 by Rick Rossignol


A Manager’s Guide to Dealing With Difficult Employees

No matter the profession, managers inevitably will have to deal with the dreaded difficult employee. Whether that employee is the lone wolf, negative Nancy, or underachiever, uncooperative employees with bad attitudes can infect workplace morale and compromise productivity. Hoping for the best and ignoring the problem is not a solution- it can only exacerbate the… Read more »

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Rick Rossignol


Money isn’t everything: promoting creativity in the workplace

“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.”   -Edward de Bono   Artists don’t hold the proprietary rights to creativity. In fact, any business- from digital advertising to, yes, even financing- that… Read more »

Posted on June 6, 2017 by Rick Rossignol


Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace: Employer Lactation Accommodation Requirements

Businesses have a legal obligation to observe federal and state laws guaranteeing nursing mothers the right to reasonable lactation accommodations. Knowing your business’ legal requirements regarding lactation accommodation can help you prevent expensive lawsuits- and may even prove advantageous from a human resources perspective. Let’s take a look at how federal and California laws differ…. Read more »

Posted on May 23, 2017 by Rick Rossignol


Employer Branding: The Key to Attracting and Retaining the Right People

As companies must increasingly compete to acquire talent from a shrinking marketplace, employer branding is becoming more important than ever. Employer branding proves to be an effective strategic tool in not only attracting and recruiting the right fit for your company, but also retaining top talent. Essentially, your employer brand is your reputation among current… Read more »