Diversity in your company allows your employees to learn from one another and also have the opportunity of growing professionally and personally. Employers must embrace the diversity and help the employees harvest their full potential.
One of the most popular questions to ask friends, family, and acquaintances after they have given the great news that they have been hired at a new job is, “do you feel there is room for growth within the company?” Unless the newly hired employee has the power to see into the future, how else would he or she know?
Although it is early in 2015, this is the perfect time to start planning for the 2016 increase in the California minimum wage. California increased its minimum wage in a two-step process. The first step was effective July 1, 2014 and raised the minimum wage to $9.00 in California. The minimum wage increase also increases the minimum salary for exempt status. Both of these factors can have large financial impacts for employers and the planning should begin now as the change takes effect on January 1, 2016.
A new year means a new beginning, and with this comes many new questions. It’s common to look back at the past to plan for the future, assuring ourselves that we will finish all our responsibilities on time and efficiently.
We all do it: Texting while walking, sending emails during meetings, chatting on the phone while cooking dinner. In today’s society, doing just one thing at a time seems downright luxurious, even wasteful. But chances are, you’re not doing yourself any favors by multitasking your way through the day. You may think you’re a master multitasker, but if you take a moment to think about it, multitasking is the opposite of focus. So if you like to multitask, you might just be hurting the production in your business.
Eight easy ways to show your customers you appreciate them.
We know you appreciate your customers’ business, but do your customers know how much you appreciate them? Here are some easy ways to show your customers a thank you for choosing your company over the rest.
California recently enacted AB 1522, called the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, which requires most California employers to provide paid sick leave to its employees effective July 1, 2015. California employers already face complex employment laws, which prove to be a challenge for most small businesses. This new bill will only add to the list of laws California business must be aware of to remain compliant. We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions MMC has received since the mandate was passed to help you with this recent change.
Many entrepreneurs follow the Phil Knight of Nike, Inc.’s philosophy of, “Just do it” when they begin new business ventures. While much can be said about the courageous risk taker approach to starting a business, some risk aversion is helpful. In reviewing Top 10 lists from a number of sources, we list the following as sort of a “top ten” of the top ten.
Although, 401(k) retirement savings has had an increase in confidence in the past few years, 401(k) retirement savings participation, it is a continuous commitment. On average, Americans will spend about 20 years in retirement; will these be golden years for you? We will discuss some reasons why having a 401(k) or IRA is important now and for the future you.
REMINDER! California’s Minimum Wage increases on July 1st
California has increased its minimum wage in a two-step process. In the first step California employers are required to pay a minimum wage of $9.00 per hour effective July 1, 2014. The second step raises the minimum wage to $10.00 per hour effective January 1, 2016. The new California Minimum Wage Posting required to be posted by all employers can be found at http://www.dir.ca.gov/wpnodb.html. The new posting must be displayed beginning July 1, 2014.