March 2017
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California Employers Association - The California Employer's Report. The Information Newsletter for Today's Employer
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•   Counsel's Corner: How to Comply With E-Verify Requirements
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•   Trainer's Tips: Ten Trillion Gallons of Rain
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•   Holiday Pay & Employee’s on a Leave of Absence
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•   Employee Entitled to Same Position Upon Return From FMLA?
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•   Name-Calling or Religious Harassment?
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•   Pay for Training Time Overview
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•   Requiring Medical Documentation From Employees
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•   Tips for Shortening Your Hiring Cycle
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Trainer's Tips: Ten Trillion Gallons of Rain
Ten Trillion Gallons of Rain and Keeping up with the Pace of Change

Last week weather experts predicted 10 trillion gallons of rain to fall on California in just one week’s time! Last time this happened was in December 2014, and at that time it was over a full month’s time. This is enough water to fill 15.1 million Olympic-sized swimming pools or power Niagara Falls for 154 days. Like the weather, companies see change all of the time in areas like the workplace, technology changes, and economies and with our most valued resource, our employees.

Gallup just released the 2017 State of the American Workplace. With more than 100 million full-time employees in the US workforce, only 33% of those employees are engaged at work.
This leaves 66% of employees who are either not engaged or are actively disengaged, which means these employees are either miserable in the workplace or they just show up to work and don’t have the passion their engaged colleagues do. The best companies in the world have a 70% employee engagement rate which translates to significantly higher productivity, profitability, customer satisfaction and less employee turnover. Employee engagement means employees love their jobs and add value to their companies daily.
 
Some might surmise that these figures indicate we have an American leadership approach that simply isn’t working effectively as it should. Do certain skills need to be strengthened or learned? With four generations in the workplace, do we need to arm our employees with the tools to succeed in the workplace? The answer to both of these questions is a resounding yes.

CEA understands that employees today do benefit from training that would enhance their communications, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and leadership abilities. To assist with the challenges in the workplace today, we have created two training series called Essential Skills for the Workplace and a Leadership Series. We have proudly delivered these workshops to employers, their staff, and business professionals throughout California. These training programs will help you to develop your employees with the skills needed to create a positive workforce with more engaged and productive employees.

Call us today and discover how we can help your company with your training needs and to assist your employees to adjust to the ever-changing demands of the workplace today.

—Jessica Mirabile
    Recruiting Director & Trainer

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