5 Words Employers Want to Hear

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Here are words both employers and prospective employees want to be aware of. The article lists 5 that are good signs and 3 that are not. Our words reveal more about us than we often think. So whether you are crafting a resume and preparing for an interview or looking for the ideal, hire pay… Read more »

Unused Vacation Days: Do We All Lose?

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This article addresses a distressing fact: most Americans leave paid vacation days on the table rather than taking a break. While the article mentions a number of reasons, it all comes down to insecurity. Whether the employee feels no one can replace them and therefore a pile of backlogged work will welcome them back or… Read more »

Attracting Millennials: the Next 401(k)?

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The talent shortage facing many employers and their recruiters is spawning creative ideas to hook and land prospects. One of the latest is student loan repayment. Many young people are walking off the commencement stage with more than diplomas. According to this article the average student loan burden is in the $30,000 range. With that… Read more »

Flexible Work Time = More Productivity?

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Here is an article extolling the benefits of flextime in terms of productivity. There are points worth considering because they have the potential to bring increased profitability. However there is another advantage to allowing a more flexible workplace. In these days of challenging recruiting, offering candidates the possibility of flexible hours or telecommuting might just… Read more »

Discrimination: New Guidance from EEOC

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The EEOC is proposing guidance on discrimination. There are some changes worth noting in their proposal. One item that bears on us at BOLT that we need to be sure our clients are aware of is the joint liability of staffing firms and their clients. Not only is using an agency as a shelter in… Read more »

2016 Greatest Hits: Today’s Business Cliches

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Are you a mumprenuer who can leverage your synergies to deep dive and become a true growth hacker? Are you able to take the low hanging fruit and form a mission critical internet of things to ideate and materialize the Uber of nonsense? Those two sentences say absolutely nothing and contain all ten of the… Read more »

Thank you, BOLT!

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Justin-Siena High School Class of 2016 enjoyed BOLT tote bags to carry home their treasures and memories from the class trip to Disneyland Grad Nite. Thanks to Mrs. Kelley-Weakley, Senior Class Moderator, for sending along the smiles!  

Grads-The Job Market is Peaking!

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by Joanne Sanders   Graduating from high school or college often means parties, gifts, and gatherings with friends and families. For those graduating from high school, it’s a time of transition to adulthood and for those graduating from college it’s time to get serious about a career. Either way, the pressure is on graduates to… Read more »

Background Checks: Federal, State or Both?

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When our country was founded the idea was that the individual states would have many powers and the federal government’s powers were few and clearly defined by the Constitution. While the tension between the states and feds is a huge historical topic, it is by no means abstract or academic. For example, how do you… Read more »