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Leadership Skills for 2019 and Beyond

Published Monday, July 1, 2019

What does it take to be a great manager? This question has generated endless conversations, countless articles, blogs, and books over the years. According to Gallup’s new book, “It’s the Manager”, your managers are the most important people in your organization when guiding teams through the many changes we see in our workplace today. This begs the question “Are we preparing our managers to lead today and for tomorrow?”

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Staying Competitive with Future Technologies

Published Monday, July 1, 2019

At a recent business summit, “Future Focus” I was equally fascinated and concerned, after listening to futurist speaker, Patrick Schwerdtfeger. The presentation focused on how the U.S. needs to reinvent our workforce due to technology disruption. Futurists are predicting that 40% of our current S&P 500 companies and 47% of the jobs in the U.S. will no longer exist by 2029!

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Win a Weekend Getaway in Pismo Beach

Published Monday, July 1, 2019

Members are the reason that the California Employers Association has existed for over 80 years. As a “thank you” for your ongoing support, we are dedicating August to YOU! We have set aside the entire month of August to show our appreciation to CEA members with free webinars, prizes and more!

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Leave Medical Information out of Interviews

Published Monday, July 1, 2019

California and federal disability discrimination laws restrict your right to require medical exams or make medical inquiries of job applicants. Untimely or unnecessary medical inquiries can leave you vulnerable if you decide not to hire the candidate.

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5 Pro Tips for Retaining Great Talent

Published Monday, July 1, 2019

Employee Engagement – Prepare for Arrival! Deploying employer branding strategies to attract and hire great talent is the first part of the relationship between employees and employers.  Now that you found them, time to turn your focus to retention.

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Message From Kim: You Know Itís Time to Have A Difficult Discussion When...

Published Thursday, May 30, 2019

Do any of you remember those comedy bits that Jeff Foxworthy used to do?  To help you self-diagnose whether or not “you might be a redneck,” Foxworthy would describe certain situations that you might find yourself in and might mean you’re a redneck.  For example, he might say something like, “If you give your wife a pair of fishing lures for Christmas and tell her that they’re earrings…you might be a redneck.”  Funny stuff.

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Calling Another Meeting?† Ask Yourself Three Questions! †

Published Thursday, May 30, 2019

Meetings can improve company communication, help increase productivity and generate new ideas.  Meetings can also be a huge waste of time and money.  As a leader, how can you ensure your meetings are positive and productive?  

According to McKinsey, before calling your next meeting, ask yourself the following three questions:  

  1. Should we be meeting at all?
  2. What is the purpose of this meeting?
  3. What is everyone’s role?
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Is Alcoholism Conisdered a Disability?

Published Thursday, May 30, 2019

Yes, alcoholism can be a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The EEOC notes here that the ADA may protect a “qualified” alcoholic who can meet the definition of “disability.”  An individual with a disability is a person who:

  • Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities;
  • Has a record of such an impairment; or
  • Is regarded as having such an impairment.
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