Archive for the ‘General’ Category

“Job-Hopping” Expected by Employers

It is often thought that there is a stigma against employees who work for various employers for short periods of times, also known as “job-hopping.”  But, employers are not necessarily surprised when encountering a job-hopping applicant. According to a recent survey from CareerBuilder, more than half (55 percent) of employers surveyed have hired a job-hopper […]

27 May 14 - General, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

HR’s Best Friend: Free HRWatchdog Mobile App

CalChamber’s new HRWatchdog app for iPhone® or AndroidTM is a great HR companion when you’re on the go. Plus, you can receive notifications on your mobile device whenever there’s a new post. As loyal followers know, HRWatchdog spotlights important changes to federal and California employment law, as well as HR trends and other news. Our […]

2 Apr 14 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Unusual Office Pools

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament captures a lot of attention this time of year. But a new CareerBuilder survey highlighted some of the more unusual, and in some cases inappropriate, office pools that workers said they participated in: Bet on who could raise the best-looking Chia Pet. Bet on when a co-worker would be fired. […]

25 Mar 14 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Be On Alert, California Employers!

Be alerted to legislative news that could impact you through CalChamber’s free Alert mobile app. Published weekly during the legislative session, CalChamber’s Alert provides timely coverage of proposed laws or regulations at the State Capitol that could significantly impact employers, the job climate and the economy in California. Your mobile alerts include: Gavel-to-Gavel Coverage Pending […]

5 Mar 14 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

U.S. Supreme Court Extends Federal Whistleblower Protections

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the whistleblower protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) extend to employees of private sector companies that contract and subcontract with public sector companies. Justice Ginsburg delivered the opinion of the court. Justice Ginsburg said in her opinion that the law “shelters employees of private contractors that serve public […]

4 Mar 14 - General, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »