Insights

Steve Lederer and Napa County Public Works

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Last week was National Public Services appreciation week, so we thought we’d give a shout out to one of our favorite public servants. Steve Lederer is the head of Napa County’s Public Works Department and a longtime partner and friend of BOLT Staffing.  Steve has devoted his career to seeing through the completion of projects, and his tenure as Napa County’s… Read more »

Steps for Turning Your Temporary Position into a Permanent One

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So, you are enjoying your temporary assignment and are looking to get hired for a permanent position. What can you do? How can you give yourself the best chance at securing a long-term role? Below we discuss some ways to show your employer that you are a valuable and successful employee, one who they will want to keep on their team.   Show dedication to your position  Show… Read more »

Meals to Make with Your Kids

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The stay at home orders have brought about two never ending challenges; constantly needing to feed everyone and trying to keep the kids entertained. Cooking with your kids can help instill in them a love for both cooking and the food they’re eating. It can also help picky eaters learn to enjoy new foods, as they will see exactly what… Read more »

Tips for Video Call Success

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The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot about office life. Makeshift home office setups, multitasking to keep the kids busy and shifting office culture are all products of the crazy world we live in. Many people have had to become accustomed to the shift from in person meetings to video calls. Whether you have a daily video meeting or an interview, Bolt is here to… Read more »

Petaluma: Shopping Small While Staying Safe

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New rules for retailers were released from Governor Gavin Newsom this week, allowing some businesses to partially reopen. About a third of retail stores in downtown Petaluma opened this weekend to customers, conducting their business curbside. Getting outside and shopping local can be a great way to do something fun while stimulating the local economy.… Read more »

Family Fun Activities Under Lockdown

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Almost 2 months into the stay at home order the days may be beginning to blend together, but now is a great time to explore new activities with the whole family. Taking a break from school and work can help everyone to relieve stress have some fun. It is the perfect time to try new… Read more »

History of Winemaking in California

California Wine

Wine is to California like Robin is to Batman, you can’t have one without the other. But how did it get there? Here’s a brief history of the wine industry in California. Believe it or not, wine entered into the state when the Spanish came. The missionaries needed to consume wine for their religious practice.… Read more »

Wine Industry Roles Uncovered

Napa Wine Industry

Interested in getting into the wine industry but confused about all of that vocabulary? Here’s our guide on some of the important roles that turn those grapes into wine and bottle them up for you to uncork at your dinner table! Winemakers Winemakers are the center of the whole operation. They’re in charge of picking… Read more »

Stay-at-home Wine Order

Napa Wine

Back in early February we warned about the negative implications of global warming on the wine industry. The blog points out that grapes are very sensitive to climate change and therefore many winemakers have personal interest in reducing their carbon footprint (read it here). Igor Sill from California Ag Today notes some positive changes in… Read more »

Boosting team morale during COVID-19

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Let’s face it, the pandemic makes it difficult to stay optimistic all the time. But there are things that you can do as an employer to boost team morale. Start with simple initiatives and then work your way up. You’ll be amazed at how the little things can help sustain your hardworking team. Say thank… Read more »