New California Law Requires Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for all Employees

Since 2005, California’s Assembly Bill 1825 had required employers with 50 or more employees to train and educate their supervisory employees in the prevention of sexual harassment.  The #MeToo movement has renewed the attention on sexual harassment in the workplace.  As part of the 2018 legislature, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1343 into law which [...]

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7 Costly HR Pitfalls for Small Businesses and How to Avoid Them

Defined as those with 500 or fewer employees, small businesses are powerful engines of innovation and economic growth in the U.S. According to the Small Business Administration. These organizations account for over 99 percent of all businesses in the country and employ approximately 48 percent of the American workforce. Unfortunately, however, many small businesses do [...]

First Impressions Matter: Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes When Onboarding New Employees

Faced with stiff competition for talent, employers across the country are investing heavily in their employee recruitment efforts. While attracting the right people is crucial for an organization’s success, many employers place too little emphasis on onboarding new employees—the pivotal process that comes after hiring a new employee. A proper onboarding process is important because [...]

The Top 5 HR Issues Facing Businesses in the Accounting Industry

Businesses in any industry contend with their own unique HR challenges, from managing talent to complying with labor and employment laws to navigating generational shifts in the workforce. CPA firms and other businesses in the accounting industry must cope with these issues while also staying on top of an ever-changing tax code and financial regulations. [...]

Five Warning Signs of Employee Disengagement—and How to Fix It

For an organization to achieve optimal success, its employees must not simply do their jobs—they must do them with enthusiasm, a sense of personal investment, and a commitment to surpassing goals and driving results. These are characteristics of employee engagement, which refers to employees’ emotional commitment to and involvement in their organizations. Fully engaged employees [...]