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Why Reference Checks Are a Waste of Time

If you’re an employer who asks applicants to provide you with a list of references to contact, you might want to stop for two reasons: 1) the list will probably only include people who will say good things about them, and 2) it might include people who have no direct knowledge about their work experience (indeed, I was asked by an acquaintance to be a job reference and I had no idea what she did for a living).


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Communication and Supervision

There are two primary problems for employers and supervisors who are poor communicators:


1) they lose good employees, and

2) they cause lawsuits.


Unfortunately, being an effective communicator does not come naturally for most people. Fortunately, communicating effectively is a skill that can be learned. Here are some tips to assist in that effort:


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Saying "No" to Negativity

We’re all negative sometimes; negativity becomes a problem when it becomes a lifestyle.

Negativity is bad for individuals because: 

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2017 Training Calendar Available!

Our 2017 Training Calendar is here! With 40 weeks worth of webinars and workshops (and adding!) you're sure to find something. 

Remember, all PEO and ASO clients receive complimentary training. Please contact your CEM for your client code before registering. 

Download the Training Calendar HERE

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9 Ways to Help Employees Feel Connected in the Workplace

Employees who feel connected to their employer, supervisors, and co-workers perform better than those who don’t. Here’s how to help them feel connected:


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Employers and supervisors cannot look the other way

Balmeet Singh was allegedly accosted because of his race or religion outside of a Bakersfield restaurant on September 30 and dozens of people reportedly witnessed it and did nothing about it. In her article “Why Don’t We Help? Less is More, at Least When It Comes to Bystanders,” Melissa Burkley Ph.D. said people have a tendency to look the other way when they are witnesses to wrongdoing for a couple of reasons.

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Saying Thanks

Thanksgiving will soon be here; therefore, here’s a bit of information about the practice of giving thanks.

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Halloween and Work

More than 37 percent of employees celebrate Halloween with their co-workers, according to a survey conducted by If you are among those employers who will have some type of Halloween celebration at work, here are some things to consider:

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At-Will Employment

“You’re fired.” Millions of people have watched the television show The Apprentice to hear Donald Trump say those words. Trump fires contestants because they have failed various competitions; however, because California is an at-will employment state, employers may fire an employee for any reason or no reason what-so-ever, right? The answer is “yes” and “no.”

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Documentation and Discrimination

We’ve all heard the real estate agent’s mantra, “location, location, location.” Human resource professionals and employment attorneys have a similar mantra, “documentation, documentation, documentation.” Why is documentation important for employers? Numerous discrimination lawsuits demonstrate the reason.

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