The California legislature recently passed a number of new laws and amended many others. Most of these changes took effect on January 1st unless otherwise noted in the list.

As a result, it’s important for California employers to review their current policies and practices to ensure compliance. Read More
We are almost three weeks into the new year already and the clock is ticking for a variety of payroll tax filing items to be completed. As of January 15th, you will have already taken care of Social Security and Medicare, and withheld income tax. Read More
Performance management is the art of getting the best performance from yourself and others. If you would you like to be a good performance manager, please follow this link…
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At The Social Firm we are a family and that is why we need a great office manager to help us get through any situation. Jenni Light is an amazing woman who is the glue that helps keep all of us Social Firmers together :)

Take a look at her most recent blog about how she helps US get through the Read More
Over the last few years, global business has been plagued deeply by recession. This has not only affected purchasing capacity of people, but also the rate of employment has gone down. While the New Year, 2015, comes with new hopes and aspirations for improvement, one cannot be too sure and should k Read More
Finding talent has become an increasing challenge for brands. Your brand needs to attract passive candidates or lose the war on talent.

With so many companies trying to hire the best talent, the competition is high and some say it’s become a ‘buyers market’, with candidates in a position of powe Read More
Ryan describes himself as an elearning provocateur, aiming to provoke ideas and new thinking about elearning. He’s currently the Elearning Manager at AMP in Sydney, a Leading Australian Bank. He is also an editorial board member at Elearn Magazine and moderator of the popular Lrnchat, run on Twitte Read More
Issues surrounding employee compensation come up frequently for the small business owner. When it’s time to start recruiting for a job there’s an inevitable question: how much should I pay employees? What’s a fair wage for this job? Or perhaps you aren’t hiring, but your employees are approaching y Read More
A company policy is a statement that defines a business's approach to an issue. The company policy manual is an explanation of the company's rules for employee conduct and what is appropriate behavior in your workplace. The new year is a great time to create your company policy manual. Read More
The ObamaCare Employer Mandate/Employer Penalty set to begin in 2014 was delayed until later 2015/2016.The “employer mandate” requirement is part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for all businesses with 50+ full-time employees to provide health insurance to the employees or pay a fee. Read More

Three Key Voluntary Policies for Women

Today 4 in 10 women are the sole or primary breadwinners for their families,¹ and they do more than twice the amount …

Matt About Business: Contributor of the Week

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