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Gathering Information for the EEO-1 Report

Published Thursday, May 30, 2019

Question: What is the best way for an employer to collect race, ethnic, and gender information for the EEO-1 report?

Answer: Voluntary self-identification is the preferred method for gathering race and ethnicity information for the EEO-1 report. As an employer, you are required to ask employees to self-identify; however, employees are not required to provide this information.

You may find it helpful to clarify why you are asking employees for race and ethnicity information by providing them with a statement explaining its purpose and reminding them it is voluntary and confidential.

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The “Happy Hour” Conundrum Companies Face

Published Thursday, May 30, 2019

For many industries and professions, it’s an expectation of the job that you drink to network, connect with clients, or get the sale. Deals are made in the bar and, if you’re not there, then you could be hurting your chances at getting the business.  Drinking can be an integral part of networking events, team builders, and strategy sessions.

How do we make the workplace more inclusive of our non-drinking coworkers? If you’re in charge of the community events at your business or co-working space, thoughtfulness around alcohol can go a long way at making your employees and guests feel included in the celebration versus feeling like they were an afterthought.

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What’s the #1 Way Employers Get in Trouble?

Published Thursday, May 30, 2019

It may surprise you to learn that the highest percentage of Federal claims filed by employees are not due to harassment issues, but about retaliation. That’s right – year over year, the majority of all claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are for retaliation.  Often these retaliation claims stem from harassment claims and other claims which an employer doesn’t handle properly. 

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Updated Santa Monica Posters

Published Thursday, May 30, 2019

The City of Santa Monica has updated its packet of mandatory workplace posters to reflect the following wage increases effective July 1, 2019.

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Putting Prevention in Your IIPP

Published Thursday, May 30, 2019

Did you know that all California employers are required to have a basic workplace safety program known as an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)?

Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations section 3203 requires every California employer to develop, implement and maintain an effective IIPP.

An effective IIPP improves workplace safety and health, morale, and productivity and reduces costs by good management and employee involvement.

Did you know that all California employers are required to have a basic workplace safety program known as an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)?

Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations section 3203 requires every California employer to develop, implement and maintain an effective IIPP.

An effective IIPP improves workplace safety and health, morale and productivity and reduces costs by good management and employee involvement.

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5 Moments of Truth to Attract Top Talent

Published Thursday, May 30, 2019

Candidate Experience is King! This relatively new HR buzzword ‘candidate experience’ is now an indelible part of the employer recruiting landscape. In the past, employers didn’t really worry about how a job candidate perceived their company’s hiring practice, but times have changed.  With record low unemployment and record high job openings, if you want to attract top talent to your organization, you must make a job candidates experience a priority now. To get started, think about your target candidate audience the same way you define your customer target audience.  

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Recruiting is Tougher in 2019

Published Thursday, May 30, 2019

Our members continue to share with us the difficulties they are having in recruiting top talent.

Today's robust job market is forcing talent acquisition professionals to rethink how they find, engage, and evaluate potential candidates. Last month in our newsletter, five must do’s were discussed that a company must consider to attract top talent. This month we have another article about the importance of branding your company to attract talented job seekers.  

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Message From Kim: Peace of Mind

Published Monday, April 29, 2019

On every social media site and every news channel there seems to be so much negativity and concern about the future. So much of what I read and hear seems like it is out of my control and can really get a person down. One way I combat some of that negativity is to find ways to reduce my stress and increase my peace of mind.

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