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Summer Internships – make it a rewarding learning experience!

It’s summertime and the labor market is tight - is hiring an intern the solution? Internships can be a great experience all around. Companies get an opportunity to bring on a new team member and develop their talent pipeline. Interns get the opportunity to learn new functions, gain work experience and build up their resumes. ...

California – NEW City Minimum Wage Increases

Throughout California, local cities and counties continue to pass ordinances relating to minimum wage, paid sick leave, criminal background checks and more. On July 1, 2018, several local minimum wage rates will increase, and two new local ordinances will go into effect. Minimum Wage Increases The following cities and county will increase their minimum wage ...

Stay Interviews- what are they and how can they help retain talent?

When was the last time you interviewed your employees to learn about their career aspirations and why they work at your company? If it was way back when you hired the person then it might be time to think about conducting “stay interviews” with your team. A stay interview is an opportunity to ask for ...

Elevating the Candidate Experience

It’s a candidate’s job market! A great candidate experience is a must have as part of your talent acquisition and planning strategy. A great candidate experience is one that makes it simple and easy for passive candidates to apply and one that gets you the right fit for the position. If your hiring process requires ...

Gender Wage Gap and Salary History Ban- what employers need to know and actions to take now!

In a ruling that has widespread impact for employers, a federal court has ruled that employers can’t pay women less than men just because a woman made less at a previous job. To do this perpetuates the gender wage gap and is discriminatory. The Equal Pay Act was signed into effect in 1962 was intended ...

Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month Many of us experience stress on a daily basis; stress due to parenting, work or a draining commute can affect us all at some time in our lives. Some of the leading causes of workplace stress are unmanageable workloads, a lack of control over work activities, minimal support, role ambiguity and work-life ...

Employee Engagement – what is it and how to improve it?

Employee engagement is crucial to the success of your business but what is it and how can you improve it? Employee engagement is about the level of commitment and connection an employee has to an organization and how closely the goals and vision of an employee are aligned with the company’s goals and vision. High ...

Recruiting In a Candidate Market

The labor market is getting tighter every day with the average time to fill now a whopping 42-68 days and costing a staggering 6-9 months salary in recruiting and training costs. How does your company compare and what can you do to shorten this time? BlueFire HR is expanding our retained search services. We are ...

Setting a Talent Acquisition and Talent Retention Strategy

How ready are you to attract new employees to your organization or better yet retain your employees? Talent is key to the success of any organization. Talent Acquisition is an ongoing strategy that focuses on long-term human resources planning. 2018 is off to a great start - for job seekers that is! U.S. employers added ...

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Anti-Harassment training is no longer an afterthought – it’s become an absolute must do!

By, Aisling Byrne, Senior HR Consultant at BlueFire HR Claims of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct in the workplace can be found in every industry including small and large corporations in law, education, non-profits and the financial sector. Never happened at your company? Don’t assume it’s not happening just because someone hasn’t complained (yet)! Failing ...

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Restorative Teambuilding

  By Sam R. Lloyd What is a team? The classic textbook definition is a group of people working to- gether to accomplish a common goal. That sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? Effective, successful teams require several ingredients including mutual trust, mu- tual respect, lots of communication, cooperation, collaboration and support for one another. The ...

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Great article on scheduling….

Great article on scheduling.... http://ow.ly/DXFD30jkQgp

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A must read – think about allowing remot

A must read - think about allowing remote employees - it is the future. http://ow.ly/cOry30jjR7w

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