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Author: cbri2018

How Many is Too Many?

“Our employees are our most valuable asset! What business owner would ever deny the value of his (or her) workforce?  After all, almost 100% of American companies would go out of business without employees!  They are essential to the success of almost any organization. Yet, how valued are your employees once safety enters the conversation?…

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New California Law Requires Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for all Employees

Since 2005, California’s Assembly Bill 1825 had required employers with 50 or more employees to train and educate their supervisory employees in the prevention of sexual harassment.  The #MeToo movement has renewed the attention on sexual harassment in the workplace.  As part of the 2018 legislature, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1343 into law which…

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Employee’s Discrimination Case Involving Medical Marijuana Usage Provides Warning to Employers

“A recent case out of Arizona demonstrates that drug testing employees for marijuana use, and taking disciplinary action on the results, remains a complex issue in the many states which have legalized medical marijuana use. State statutes may (or may not) provide employee protections for off-duty use of medical marijuana or for status as a…

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Employee Benefits, Trends in employee benefits
The Latest Trends in Employee Benefits and How They Promote a Happier, More Productive Workforce

For decades, large corporations and many other employers have been offering employee benefits, such as health insurance and retirement plans, as a way to attract and retain talent. However, providing a variety of benefits that support employees’ overall well-being and ability to fulfill goals outside the office can yield an array of advantages for organizations…

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How to Create A Crisis Management & Response Plan

Creating a crisis management response plan is something most organizations don’t want to think about. Numerous studies also confirm that only about half of all organizations have any kind of crisis plan in place. Make sure your company is prepared. If your company is one of the 51 percent of organizations that admits to not…

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Are Accountants Entitled to Overtime Pay? Here’s What Firms Should Know

For CPAs and other professionals in the accounting industry, working long hours is common—particularly during tax season. As their average work weeks exceed 40 hours, some accounting firm employees have wondered whether they are entitled to overtime pay. This question hinges on whether they are classified as exempt or nonexempt employees under the federal Fair…

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Thinking of Changing Performance Reviews? Focus on These Core Components

Performance reviews are dead, or so we have been told. The data shows a shrinking support for the traditional method: only 15% of companies have not adjusted their annual performance management process and do not plan to. But the data from our Performance Management, Culture, and Business Results study shed a different light on the…

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CPA Firms—Have You Audited Your HR Practices?

Have You Audited Your HR Practices? For CPA firms and other businesses in the accounting industry, the stress of delivering optimal results for clients in light of a complex, ever-changing tax code can detract from effective workforce management and compliance with employment laws. However, it is crucial for employers in any industry to periodically review…

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[Infographic] The Importance of Employee Recognition for Business Performance

Did you know that organizations with formal recognition programs have 31% less voluntary turnover than organizations that don’t have any program at all? And they’re 12X more likely to have strong business outcomes. Do you know what motivates employees, the benefits (and costs) of employee recognition, and how to effectively approach it in your organization?…

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