Workforce Trends for 2015

Posted by Kathi Guiney on January 2, 2015, New Business | 1 Comment

Just one calendar day separates 2014 from 2015, but the face of the workplace is going to be much changed in 2015—much younger. This is the year that millennials will outnumber baby boomers in the workplace. (And for the third of you who already report to a younger boss, check out our Orange County Business Journal article about how to work with younger bosses in 2015.) This year, the majority of the workforce will be in their 20s. And by the end of 2015, Generation Z (born 1994–2010) will be graduating college, ready to enter the workforce. (more…)

HR Challenges for New Businesses

Posted by Kathi Guiney on June 12, 2013, New Business | No Comments

So you’re starting up a new business.  How exciting!  There’s nothing quite like bringing your dream to life, and nothing quite so challenging.  There are so many bricks to lay to build a solid foundation, and near the base of the foundation should be a clearly defined and well executed Human Resources strategy.  After all, your human resources—your employees—are your company’s most valuable asset! (more…)

How to Get a Head Start in 2013

Posted by Kathi Guiney on December 26, 2012, New Business | 1 Comment

Are you back at work today?  If you’re one of those employees not taking time off this holiday season, look on the bright side—sure, the office may be a little quiet, but it’s a great time to get things done!  A little preparation will help you start the new year with a fresh outlook on your projects and career goals, and will help you set a road map for 2013. (more…)

Is Your HR Team Earning You Business?

Posted by Kathi Guiney on October 27, 2011, HR Policies | No Comments

Human Resources is all about performance reviews, employee benefits, and talent acquisition, right?  Wrong!  Today’s HR team can do much more than fix and prevent employment problems.  If you’re not consulting your HR staff on key business decisions, including company acquisitions and requirements for RFPs, you’re missing out on the extra benefits of an experienced HR team.  Did you know skilled HR professionals can use these nontraditional platforms to help your business grow? (more…)