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A Job Seekers Debate: Independent Contractor vs. Employee

With the recent class action lawsuit involving Uber, drivers who feel they have been misclassified as independent contractors have brought the topic of Independent Contractor vs. Employee classification to the forefront. What is an independent contractor? How is it different than an employee? It sounds like the optimum situation – be your own boss, control […]

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Alternative Work Arrangements

Gone are the days when the only work arrangement was to be in the office every day from 8 to 5. With advances in technology as well as changing views on work/life balance, there are many alternate work arrangements available to employees today. Some of the most common alternative arrangements are flex-time, compressed work-week, and […]

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Social Media

If you are like most people today, you use at least one (if not more) social media site on a daily basis. In fact, it is estimated that at least 75% of internet users use social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and LinkedIn…and the list goes on and on. Like most off-duty conduct, […]

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What Benefits Employees Are Really Looking For

Employee benefits tend to be thought of as the standard medical coverage and a bonus at the end of the year. But do employees really understand their company benefits packages? Do they take the time to see what they’re really getting to utilize with those benefits? What about candidates you’re trying to recruit — will […]

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Top 10 Industries Hiring New Grads in 2016

As May and June roll around, a new wave of Millennial graduates is about to hit the shores of the work force. In past years, the fear of many graduates has been the lack of employment opportunities in any industry, but particularly ones that they spent their college years pursuing. 2015 showed signs of picking […]

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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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