California’s new pay transparency law is already having a major impact on employers and employees alike. Companies now need to be transparent about what they’re paying and offering to current employees and applicants, while job seekers now have more information when negotiating salary. 

For business owners, having a strong culture and HR team will be more important than ever as

Many small business owners have the same questions when it comes to HR:

  • What is the purpose of my HR department? 
  • What stage of my business growth should I look into HR members? 
  • What different HR roles do I need for my small business?
  • Is a fractional HR team a better option?

In this blog, we’ll break down some of

Did you know that 93% of employees say they will stay longer at a company that invests in their career development? Wow! Learning and development programs are directly related to greater employee retention and satisfaction. 

Learning and development isn’t just about lunch and learns or a quick presentation on a Tuesday afternoon. So, how do we avoid those glazed over

Some companies may use the terms “people operations” and “human resources” interchangeably. However,  while people operations falls under the umbrella of human resources, the two are separate entities and maintain a few key differences. 

These differences include varying goals, strategies and functions. Let’s start with some definitions.

First, What is People Operations?

Human resources has been around for decades. In

Upskilling has become a buzzword echoing around the human resources space right now – and for a good reason! This trend promotes continuous improvement of your current team and employees. Let’s break down exactly what upskilling is all about. 

First, What is Upskilling?

At its core, upskilling is the process of teaching employees new skills or improving existing ones. This

Talent development—designed to attract, develop, motivate, and retain productive, engaged employees—is essential to an organization’s success and sustainability.

According to LinkedIn’s 2019 Workforce Learning Report, 94% of employees say that they would stay at a company longer if the company invested in their employee learning.

This considered, leaders should prioritize continuous efforts to:

  • Engage talent
  • Identify opportunities for learning

Aligning personal and company values can drive a company towards success. Why? Personal and corporate value alignment helps identify an organization’s goals while improving employee engagement, investment, and productivity.

Purpose defines why your company does what it does; values determine how your company acts in pursuit of that purpose.

Personal and company values are similar in that they both help

Business operating systems (BOS) make companies more efficient and drive them toward their goals. How? These systems help organizations clarify responsibilities, establish precise procedures for resolving issues, identify ways to improve as well as implement the performance and culture they want, as well as provide a range of other benefits.

Read on to learn what a BOS is, how to