California Regulatory Updates for 2018 – Don’t get caught unaware!!

Governor Brown recently signed into law six new statutory obligations that take effect on January 1, 2018. Several new regulations require action in updating your job application, new hire materials, leave of absence policies and your Employee Handbook. Contact us – BlueFire HR is here to help you check this off your Holiday To-Do List … More California Regulatory Updates for 2018 – Don’t get caught unaware!!

Harassment Investigations and Training – Are they a priority?

Clearly Workplace Harassment and Bullying is a hot topic right now, but are you doing everything you can to aid your employees to creating a respectful workplace? Do you have investigation protocol or simply a third party investigator to call to assist you? Do your employees know who to turn to when they are put in an … More Harassment Investigations and Training – Are they a priority?

Stay Ahead of the Curve: 8 Questions to Ask Employees to Keep Them Engaged

Soliciting feedback from your workforce will keep you in touch with the feelings and perceptions that affect the people who keep your business on track. Just by asking the right feedback questions you’ll be ahead of the curve and able to spot challenges and opportunities for your business more quickly. You’ll also have the foresight … More Stay Ahead of the Curve: 8 Questions to Ask Employees to Keep Them Engaged

Effective Onboarding – Focus on the Experience

What makes for effective employee onboarding? Onboarding is a prime opportunity for employers to win over new employees yet many employers overwhelm new hires with a bundle of forms and policies to sign instead of using this time to create a strong bond. It’s about the experience not the paperwork! Effective onboarding practices are critical … More Effective Onboarding – Focus on the Experience

The New I-9 Is Here

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published the newest version of the Form I-9. The form, used to verify employment eligibility, will be mandatory beginning September 18, 2017. This new form has a revision date of 07/17/17 N which is shown at the bottom of each page on the form. The current storage and … More The New I-9 Is Here

Getting Answers to Your HR Questions

HR professionals manage the human capital of an organization and focus on implementing policies and processes. Questions regarding government regulations arise frequently and searching for the answers can take up valuable time. For instance, determining the minimum wage your business is required, by law, to pay can be confusing. The wage can vary not just state to … More Getting Answers to Your HR Questions

BlueFire HR Welcomes Nicole Golfieri, our new Business Development Director

BlueFire HR consulting LLC is pleased to announce that Nicole Golfieri has joined our team.  Nicole is joining BlueFire HR as our Business Development Director where she will be responsible for the management of strategic and operational Marketing, Business Development, and Customer Relationship activities.  Nicole brings over 10 years of HR experience to BlueFire HR … More BlueFire HR Welcomes Nicole Golfieri, our new Business Development Director

A Look at Both Sides of the Performance Improvement Plan

  Are Performance Improvement Plans useful?  A widely held belief is that the underlying purpose of a Performance Improvement Plan is to begin the documentation process toward termination.  This might be the case.  But it may not be. Employers spend considerable time and money searching for a candidate and even more time and money training … More A Look at Both Sides of the Performance Improvement Plan

Building Your Team

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.”   – Henry Ford Why is team building important? If you could increase retention, improve productivity and motivate your team with a monthly commitment of one hour, would you do it?  Building a more effective team could be as simple as a … More Building Your Team