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For all people and businesses affected by the Camp Fire, Allevity is offering our outplacement services at no cost.   read more...
For all businesses affected by the Camp Fire, Allevity is offering our PEO HR services at half off. Our goal is to help you ensure that your employees are taken care of, and paid timely and accurately. You have plenty to focus on with your business—it would be our honor to help you with your employees.   read more...
Every hiring manager receives applications from people who are clearly unqualified for the job. Sometimes, however, a candidate with no direct, or seemingly-relevant experience applies for a position and, for some reason or another, captures their attention. Often the manager believes the promising applicant could be an exceptional employee, but that hiring the applicant poses a big risk. Having never done the specific tasks of the position, the applicant may not actually be able to do the job. They’ve never been tested, so there’s little evidence one way or the other. They could be great. They could be terrible. And there’s only one way to find out.   read more...
Thinking of hiring an intern? The DOL says these six criteria must be met to be in compliance with FLSA.   read more...
Hey! Hey, you! Have you liked us on Facebook? Followed us on Twitter? Connected on LinkedIn? If not, get on it! Social media is here to stay, and businesses stand to benefit when they find ways to work within the new era these networks have brought about. But how does a company stay with the times, while navigating the possible risks of social media and the workplace? Brand Management First and foremost, nearly all businesses need some sort of social media presence these days. But having…   read more...
We’ve all seen it go down; Bob from payroll is upset that Maria from sales repeatedly fills out her timesheets incorrectly. He decides to confront her in the break room as a result. Or Linda has a bad day and responds a little too sternly to her boss in a reply-all e-mail. The stage is set for a showdown, and the entire office is now waiting for the situation to come to blows. That’s what happens when conflicts are allowed to rage past the boiling point; work hours are lost to gossip and hurt…   read more...
Most small business start as a dream. The person at the helm has an idea, and they work themselves to the bone to bring that idea to fruition. Nine times out of 10, when you are talking to those visionaries – they will tell you that committing to their passion and finding a way to make it a business was the fun part. The actual running of that business is where the work begins. In fact, it has been suggested that business owners spend up to 40 percent of their time managing human resources…   read more...
We all know the state of California prides itself on being progressive when it comes to workers’ rights, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that in 2014, California became the second state ever to mandate paid sick leave. Those requirements officially went into effect on July 1, 2015. And of course, there have already been some amendments made. Those went into effect immediately upon being signed by the governor on July 13, 2015. Just when you think you know what to expect! Here’s…   read more...
By nature, employee handbooks are just about the most dry reading material anyone has ever come across. But that’s because they have to be. A good employee handbook is dry because when you start spicing them up to make them into a more entertaining read – you run the risk of communicating something that could actually get your company in trouble down the line. That’s the one thing a lot of people seem to forget – the employee handbook can either help you or hurt you if you wind up in court or…   read more...
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