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!!
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?
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 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
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
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
Merriam Webster defines management as the act or skill of making decisions about a business, department, sports team, etc. Directing and making decisions about a business is extremely important which is why effective management is vital to any business. Different companies have different cultures, and therefore management styles may work for one and not the … More The Importance of Management
Whether you have been managing for 25 years or a few months, ask yourself the question – has anyone taught you how to manage or are you trying to figure it out as you go? Managing employees well leads to impressive outcomes and unparalleled team success, but how do you know if you are doing it right? … More 10 Secrets to Being a Tremendous Manager