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Coffee, Chaos and COVID-19

23 April in Business, Careers, Engagement, Health, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Networking, News Updates, Recruiting, Technology, Training, Webinars, Well-being, Workforce, Workplace

We’re all in this together, but we’re not in the same boat. On Wednesday, April 22, I participated in a Virtual Coffee Hour panel discussion group for Human Resources leaders in the tech industry hosted by SmartSearch vendor partner Verified First, a leading background screening...

Current News: Pharmacy Benefits Management

05 August in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Compensation and Benefits, Generations, Health, Human Business, News Updates, Well-being, Workforce, Workplace

Drug benefits are the fastest-growing portion of overall healthcare benefit costs for employers – and have increased at an alarming rate for decades. On July 9, 2019, SHRM Hawaii Island Educational Foundation hosted a seminar on Pharmacy Benefits Management in Hilo. The program explored how to...

Exploring Limitless Possibilities at the California Staffing Professionals Conference

21 June in Articles, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Marketing, News Updates, Recruiting, Sales, Staffing, Technology, Workforce

Small steps. Giant leaps. Limitless possibilities. This was the theme of the 2019 California Staffing Professionals Conference (CSP) held Wednesday, June 5 through Saturday, June 7 at the Hotel Irvine. The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing was the perfect backdrop to...

Amtec 60th Anniversary Celebration

16 March in Articles, Business, Customer Service, Engagement, Generations, Human Business, News Updates, Staffing, Technology

This week we celebrated our partner's, 60th anniversary. They recently moved into a gorgeous new building and graciously invited us to celebrate this milestone. There were around 60 attendees including a chairman from Chino Hills, Monster and Working Wardrobes. Amtec had a wonderful spread of food...

Even a Broken Clock is Right Twice Day

25 July in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Careers, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, News Updates, Staffing, Training, Workforce

“Everything should NOT be taken out of context and morphed into a political weapon. Enough already!” via @JohnnyCTaylorJr SHRM CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. is right to call for sanity via Twitter in response to SHRM members’ social media condemnation of his highly visible support for the...

Five Ways to Reduce Risk with Your Background Screening Program

16 July in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, Careers, Discrimination, Engagement, Human Resources, Legal, Metrics, News Updates, Recruiting, Staffing

Over the past few years, litigation has tripled in employment background screening, due to increased regulations and scrutiny of the background screening process by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and other federal/state and industry-specific auditing agencies.  Recently, employee/candidates have filed...

The GDPR adds a Twist to Staffing and Hiring

04 June in Articles, Business, Human Business, Legal, News Updates, SmartTalks, Staffing

On May 25, 2018, a new privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in the European Union (EU). GDPR expands the privacy rights of EU individuals and places new obligations on all organizations that market, track, or handle EU citizens’ personal...

Disaster Recovery Planning… Reflections from the California Fires

12 December in Best Practices, Business, Human Business, News Updates, Technology, Well-being, Workplace

What, when and why it’s worth every dime. Having been in various forms of executive management for over 22 years, I can attest it is sometimes hard to fork over the cash for “what if” scenarios. Sure, we all have health insurance, car insurance, life insurance,...