Employee or Not Employee? That is the Question.

Employee or Not Employee? That is the Question.

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court made a ruling that may make it difficult for you to classify your workers as independent contractors.  Employers in California have traditionally used the set Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) standards, such as “exercises control”, to determine if a worker was classified as an “employee” or as an “independent contractor”.  The Supreme Court is now adopting an “ABC” standard for determining status of employee vs. independent contractors; we recommend that you review your classifications of workers to be in compliance with these new standards. 



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Being Genuine: Pick Your Battles and Express Yourself

Being Genuine: Pick Your Battles and Express Yourself

When was the last time you remember being genuine? Most of us get used to acting the way we are supposed to act with people. We smile congenially at customers, clients and colleagues. We jump up to assist customers when needed. We make small talk with colleagues. 



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Keep Your Cool by Dealing with Your Work “Nemesis”

Keep Your Cool by Dealing with Your Work “Nemesis”

Many of us get annoyed or irritated about little things. And when we show our annoyance to the other person, the situation escalates. People respond to aggression with aggression. And when you look back at the reason for the fight, you might think it was really stupid and unnecessary. 



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Why You Should Be a Coach to Your Employees

Why You Should Be a Coach to Your Employees

Maybe you've heard of employers who take on the role of coach in the workplace. And maybe you rolled your eyes, thinking that coaches belonged at the football stadium, not in your office. Instead of dismissing the idea of coaching, take a look at the ways your employees can benefit from having a coach for a boss. 



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5 Unusual Ways to De-Stress During the Work Day

5 Unusual Ways to De-Stress During the Work Day

When stress leaves you feeling wired, exhausted, or defeated, you need to find some way to calm down. High levels of stress will slow down your productivity and decrease the quality of your work. So take a minute to read these unusual methods of keeping your cool at work. 



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Do Monetary Incentives Increase Motivation?

Do Monetary Incentives Increase Motivation?

As a business owner, it's important for you to have motivated employees. You feel great when you go to work and you sense an air of enthusiasm around you. It feels good when employees come up with new ideas, are proactive and take the initiative to improve things. 



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