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Death of the Performance Review: A Pro or Con?

Powerhouse, white-collar companies across the nation have begun to join the bandwagon when it comes to eliminating performance reviews. Companies such as Adobe, Accenture, Deloitte, General Electric, Cigna and Juniper all made the leap last year to eliminate annual performance reviews for their employees and move to a different structure of employee evaluations. The traditional […]

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Top 10 US Cities with the Best Employee Transit

California is home to luxury cars, miles of beautiful winding coastal roads, and parking lot freeways. Southern California natives are especially used to time consuming commutes and learning tactics for patience as we sit in sunny bumper-to-bumper traffic each workday. In a region where the freeways are nearly 8 lanes wide on each side it’s […]

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CA Minimum Wage Increase (SB 3)

As most of you have heard, Governor Jerry Brown recently signed the “Senate Bill (SB) 3 – Minimum Wage Act of 2016” which will increase California’s minimum wage from its current $10 per hour to $10.50 per hour effective January 1, 2017. Annual increases are set to kick in until it reaches $15 per hour […]

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Employer Requirements: Ways to Beat a Longer Time to Hire

The first quarter of 2016 has been an excellent indication of our current and intensive job market. Hiring indicators are showing that employment trends are similar to those prior to the housing crash in 2007. Employers are noticing longer time-to-fill ratios, and a decreased and often unskilled candidate pool, thus making the task of hiring […]

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Generation Z: The Next Workforce Wave & How to Recruit Them

This summer, a new generation of young adults will be joining the workforce across the country. These mid-90s to mi-2000s kids have grown and are starting to graduate college and high school, making up nearly 25% of the population. They are predicted to be the next big wave of entrepreneurs and digital natives who are […]

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North & South: 6 of California’s Hidden Spring Break Gems

California boasts nearly 1,000 miles of beautiful western coastline ranging from rocky and rugged to picturesque, palm laden and sandy. Bordered on the east by the San Gabriel Mountain range, southern desert and northern forests, there is a wide range of regional differences in the Golden State. So this spring break, take the family for […]

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Workplace Safety

As we ring in the New Year full of hope and optimism, there is no getting around the fact the world in which we live has become unsettling. Over the past several years we’ve seen an increase in workplace violence due to various reasons such as a disgruntled employees, a depressed employee, or a family […]

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8 Hiring Trends of 2016 for Employers and Employees

Is your New Years resolution to find a new job? Is it time for a new career step? What exactly are employers looking for? Or are you an employer hoping to find the perfect candidates to help grow your business? What types of candidates will you find out there? Both companies and candidates are shaking […]

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Top 5 Recruiting Hacks Learned in 2015

Innovative attended several conferences this year in order to maintain not only our competitive advantage within the industry, but also to share our industry expertise with our clients by staying abreast of all things related to employee relations, recruiting and industry trends. Through many of the conferences this year we learned of new, trending tools […]

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