The job interview is an important step in your job search because it is your best chance to show the company and the hiring manager that you are the best candidate. To help you get that job, we have compiled some tips for job interviews, as well as some advice for answering the most frequently… Read more »
Category: HR and Hiring Best Practices
Supporting Your Staff and Keeping Business Afloat During Fire Season
It is not an easy time to be a business or employee in California. COVID, the cost of living, and wildfires are disrupting day to day operations and challenging managers to support their employees. We at BOLT understand, and want to do what we can to help you and your business during this time of… Read more »
Landing the Ideal Applicant
Tired of getting rejected by the perfect job applicant? We get it. It’s super frustrating when you find an ideal candidate that turns you down. Suddenly, you’re back to ground zero, comparing every applicant to the one that got away. Luckily, we have some strategies that will make your company more appealing for the applicant… Read more »
Keeping Your Compensation Competitive
The quick turnaround of the economy from the post-bust years following 2008 to the current boom is breathtaking. As a result, employers run the risk of being caught in the age of yesterday’s salaries. While it really was just yesterday, the current reality is a geologic age from just 3 or 4 years ago. As… Read more »
5 Words Employers Want to Hear
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 »
Attracting Millennials: the Next 401(k)?
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 »
Oh by the way, You're No Longer Exempt!
Very soon, the US Department of Labor (DOL) will be issuing its new decree raising the minimum salary threshold for exempt employees, leaving employers wearing the black hats unless they handle the news very delicately. While the DOL no doubt has good intentions raising the minimum salary for employees to be considered exempt from overtime… Read more »
Bullies, Psychopaths and Other Co-workers
Bullying has become something of a buzzword in the popular press these days. It was only a matter of time before the concept worked its way into the business world. Nonetheless, bullies in the workplace are an expensive and destructive force that employers can ill afford at any time but especially at times like these… Read more »
Beware the Beast!
We often find the limits of our rights and freedoms at the margin of the law. Things that appear wacky to many people seem to wind up in court, particularly if an employer is involved. In this case the Beast that we are talking about does not play professional football. The Devil appears to be… Read more »
Drugs? Who's on drugs?
Relentless propaganda regarding drugs has made them a national obsession. Here is an article with good advice on the steps to follow once you detect a turn for the worse in an employee, but the idea of ascribing ambiguous symptoms to drug abuse in the absence of other evidence is dubious. Aside from someone who… Read more »