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?

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

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