Posts Categorized: Lisa Lichty

Make Every Conversation Count

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Everyone could use a little help with communications skills from time to time.  And since we all have limited time to communicate, we should try to make the best of it.  When you talk with people, you define your relationship with them.  Choose your words carefully and you will build trust and a positive reputation. … Read more »

Star Staffing Increases Staff by 25%

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Petaluma, California – May 10, 2013 — Star Staffing, (www.starhr.com), the leading provider of staffing solutions to the Wine and Manufacturing Industries in Northern San Francisco Bay Area, is continuing to expand and thrive. “It is very exciting to be growing at the pace we are. So far this year, we have already increased our… Read more »

Safety First: Employee Wellness

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Did you know? If you are overweight, losing just 5-7% of body weight, that’s 10-15 lbs in a 200 lb person, can reduce your risk of diabetes. (National Institutes of Health) Low sodium diets have blood pressure lowering benefits. It is recommended to consume less than 1 teaspoon of table salt a day. (National Heart… Read more »

Employment Update

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EMPLOYMENT UPDATE — MAY 2012   FEBRUARY 2012 MARCH 2012 APRIL 2012 MAY 2012 Unemployment Rate 8.3% 8.2% 8.1% 8.2% Non Farm Employment +227,000 +120,000 +115,000 +69,000 Temporary Help +45,200 -7,500 +21,100 +9,200 Manufacturing +31,000 +37,000 +16,000 +12,000 Construction -13,000 -7,000 -2,000 -28,000 Professional and Business Services +82,000 +31,000 +62,000 -1,000 Computers Systems and Design… Read more »

Ace that Interview!

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With over 60 years of combined experience, our recruiters have had their share of less than desirable interviews. The job interview is your opportunity to create a positive impression of yourself, and can mean the difference between the door opening, and the door slamming shut. Here are eight tips designed to help you create a… Read more »

Don’t Mess with Payroll Taxes!

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In recent news, the collapse of a major employment company in California due to nonpayment of unemployment taxes should open all employers’ eyes to the necessity to pay payroll taxes in a timely manner.  The EDD, Franchise Tax Board, and IRS are not very forgiving agencies. Most payroll taxes are due within 3 business days… Read more »