Unemployment Insurance Vs. Returning To Work

Clients are growing increasingly worried that due to the Federal unemployment subsidy of $600 per week, employees may refuse to show for work or return to work once “work is available”. We have laid out some facts to help if you find your business in a similar situation. While California is rushing to process unemploymentContinue reading “Unemployment Insurance Vs. Returning To Work”

Creating And Writing a Business Plan

A very crucial part of any business plan is spelling out your company history and telling your story to show potential teammates and investors how you landed on your business idea and why you are uniquely qualified to pursue it. Sharing your business background goes far beyond simply telling a clever story of how you triumphed over adversity toContinue reading “Creating And Writing a Business Plan”

Tips to Improve Your Business Acumen

It’s probably not a surprise to anyone but business acumen is one of the behavioral competencies in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) competency model. It’s important to know the business, be able to talk about it, and make decisions to help the business grow. It can honestly be a challenge to develop business acumen.Continue reading “Tips to Improve Your Business Acumen”

Working From Home…Beware of Scams!

Companies are continuing to make arrangements for employees to work from home, and others are fast tracking HR policies to meet the requirements of shelter-in-place orders by state officials.  These actions are making it an even higher risk for people being targeted by scammers, especially through phishing emails or through an unsecured network connection. EmployeesContinue reading “Working From Home…Beware of Scams!”

Why You Need to Be BORED

When was the last time you were bored? I’d be willing to bet that you can’t remember. If I’m right, it’s because, in 2018, no one ever has to be bored. That smartphone super computer you carry around in your pocket or purse guarantees it. Don’t know what to do next? There’s always an InstagramContinue reading “Why You Need to Be BORED”

Don’t take the easy way out. Here is a lesson from history!

This is a very hard lesson for people to learn.  Society has made it so easy for people to take the easy road these days.  Parents, do yourselves a favor and do not give your kids the easy way out, teach them that hard work does pay off.  The world is a tough place, acceptContinue reading “Don’t take the easy way out. Here is a lesson from history!”

Workforce Planning…..Create the plan now

Workforce Planning Workforce Planning is a core function of human resource management and it is related to the systematic identification and analysis of what an organization is going to need in terms of the size, type, experience, knowledge, skills and quality of workforce to achieve its objectives. It is a process used to generate businessContinue reading “Workforce Planning…..Create the plan now”

OFFICE PERKS ARE STUPID! Yes, I said STUPID!

Ok CEO’s, enough is enough.  You are not the next Google, you are not “cool” and “trendy” you are just being stupid. The Ping-Pong and Pool Tables are insulting to the intelligence of employees.  We all want to be happy at work, us Americans spend a huge portion of our lives there, but employees aren’tContinue reading “OFFICE PERKS ARE STUPID! Yes, I said STUPID!”

Why taking risks comes with huge rewards!

I had a great 1.2.1. meeting this morning with a young member of our staff and the topic or risk came up….and no not the board game. If you ever want to achieve the life you’ve always dreamed of, you will have to start taking positive, calculated risks.  It is a must to take chancesContinue reading “Why taking risks comes with huge rewards!”

Crap, I hired the wrong person!

I woke up this morning to a 6AM voicemail from a great client of mine with the following message, “FUCK MIKE!  I hired the wrong person, call me to discuss, I need help fixing this!” This is a painful situation for a CEO. You’ve had a gigantic gap in your executive team, and you findContinue reading “Crap, I hired the wrong person!”