Credit Check Law has Fans & Foes

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A new state law barring most employers from using pre-employment credit checks in hiring could remove another hurdle to work for jobless Californians. Assembly Bill 22, authored by Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, would put the brakes on most employee credit … Read More

A+ Employers

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Job security, fairness and respect rank high for workers Parmila Chand has a job many people wouldn’t like, but she’s held that job — happily — at the same place for almost 20 years. A certified nursing assistant and restorative … Read More

Job-Front: Requests for Social Media Passwords

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Professional attire? Check. Cover letter and résumé? Check. Passwords to your Facebook and Twitter accounts? Not so fast. It’s a new frontier and potentially new pressure for job seekers: employers requesting job applicants’ private social media passwords and log-ins to … Read More

Handling Workplace Conflict

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For employers, the recession comes with more than just fiscal woes. An economic slowdown brings the ever-present danger of employee conflict to the fore. “Any time stress is increased, conflict is more likely to sharpen and to escalate more quickly,” … Read More

Optimism Creeps Into the Forecast

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Local employers are scratching for hope and getting mixed results. There’s more talk of hiring than layoffs, but it’s a wide swing between pain and profit. Many employers are still hunkered down. Some see hope but don’t feel it. A … Read More

Job Recruiters See Signs of Improvement

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Cautious optimism is the catchphrase for Sacramento-area employers and recruiters in early 2011. There’s a brighter mood in hiring offices, employers are saying. Recruiters say companies that survived the bad times that brought hiring to a standstill in 2010 are … Read More

SBJ: Expert Advice

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Q. What is the top sign a job candidate won’t fit in at my small business? A. “When looking to hire key employees in a small business or a startup business, the individuals must be very comfortable wearing many hats … Read More

My First Blog

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A Period of Reengineering: Your Current Business Situation We all know what the economy downturn has done to our businesses. The unexpected collapse of our financial health of our country just about wiped away many dreams and plans for our … Read More

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