Insights

How to attract and develop a skilled workforce for today’s labor market

With the economy gaining momentum, businesses are facing a different problem — developing a sustainable and skilled workforce.

Is your office design helping or hurting productivity?

Over the past 20 years, companies of all shapes and sizes have started to adopt new standards when it comes to the way their employees work. Here's how a modern office environment can help facilitate greater productivity.

How to leave a legacy for your heirs beyond the financial

Eighty percent of high net worth individuals today didn’t grow up with wealth. They can’t follow the example set by their parents and grandparents, and they may not know the right questions to ask financial advisers. But using tools like a charitable trust or family foundation, people are able to support their core values while teaching their heirs how to manage money and give back to society.

How to manage problem employees and performance issues

Dealing with performance issues in the workplace can be difficult for employers, but it’s important to look at these issues from two angles. First, is the employer doing everything he or she can to facilitate the employee’s success? And secondly, is the employee doing what is requested of him or her relative to the employer’s stated expectations?

How a new partial sales tax exemption could help the manufacturing sector grow

Equipment acquired for use in manufacturing or research and development could be partially exempt from California’s sales and use tax under a new exemption signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.