Workplace Safety Amid a Pandemic

There are so many things that we cannot control right now. We are all living under the restriction of shelter in place orders by our state governor and our local public health officials. The only thing that we can be certain of is that this pandemic has created a new...

The Soft Skill Standard

Raising the bar on behavior for a strong workplace  There have been countless times when, as a human resource professional, a leader has approached me with a concern about one of their team members. Often, the conversation starts with, “They’re a great employee,...

Workplace Safety – the ABCs of the IIPPs

Cal/OSHA is the agency charged with enforcing safety standards in our beautiful, golden state. Every employer must establish a safety program which is to be described in a written Illness and Injury Prevention Plan (IIPP). This can sound like an overwhelming task to...

AB5 DEMYSTIFIED

The new standard for classifying independent contractors and employees In 2018, the California Supreme Court decided in the Dynamex Operations West, Inc v. Superior Court of Los Angeles case that set aside a longstanding standard of classifying independent...

The Value of a Strong Workplace Culture

Workplace culture is said to be the shared attitudes, values, belief systems, and set of assumptions that people in a workplace share.  This is largely influenced by the leaders of a company, whether it’s the owner, manager, or supervisor.  A positive workplace...