Human Resources

  • NMA Hires 67 New Employees in First Half of 2016

    Workforce to Double in 2016 National Merchants Association, a merchant advocacy group and leader in merchant services, has hired 67 new employees during the first half of 2016 and plans to hire an additional 85 employees this year. This growth in jobs is expected to increase the company’s Temecula-based workforce to more than 200 employees […]

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  • Do You Fear Moms in the Workplace?

    I know what you’re thinking, secretly, even though you would never admit it: “If I hire a mom, she’ll need to take time off for her kids.” “If I hire a mom, she will be thinking about her kids a lot.” “If I hire a mom, she might be tired when she comes to work […]

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  • Top 5 Small Business HR Priorities for 2016

    2016 is here and your business is growing, and so are the number of laws and new complexities that you must face in regards to labor law. We’ve prepared our top 5 HR priority list for small business employers. Get these right and you’re halfway there! Time Off Accruals   Sick time is mandated by […]

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  • AtWork Group Entrepreneur Acquires Long-Standing Staffing Firm

    AtWork Group, a cutting edge, award-winning national staffing franchise, further establishes its presence in Southern California through its acquisition of Desert Personnel Services in Palm Desert. Located in Palm Desert since 1975, the staffing firm remains a fixture in the Coachella Valley job market with Gregg Hassler and Moses Rangel, AtWork’s Temecula franchise owners, now […]

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  • 2016 Labor Law Update

    California has enacted several new labor laws that will affect small businesses in 2016. A portion of these new laws are merely minor changes to existing laws and/or only affect specific industries or conditions, but several are impactful to small business employers. We’ve simplified the complex by summarizing only those that relate to small business […]

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  • Hiring Success in a Shrinking Labor Pool

    During the Great Recession, officially from December 2007 to June 2009, the United States shed more than 7.5 million jobs, causing the national unemployment rate to double. Employers looking for workers suddenly found themselves with far more qualified applicants than open positions. But things have changed. Today, due to a slow but steady rise in […]

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  • Employment: Multiple Generations in Play

    The highly diverse U.S. workforce is comprised of five generations, all with their own set of values, needs and desires. What does this mean to employers? It means in order to draw the best talent, hiring managers must cater to each group in a mindful, strategic manner. Appealing to all five workforce age groups requires […]

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  • Terminations

    Some terminations go smoothly, some result in crying, arguments or worse. You, the employer hold the key to whether or not this inevitable process goes well or not. Your ability to manage a termination efficiently and trouble free begins long before you sit down with your employee to let them go. To protect yourself legally, […]

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  • Employers – Are Your Employee Screening Practices Compliant?

    Interested in avoiding litigation related to the use of background check information? The following guidelines provide a starting point to assist employers in modifying non-compliant screening practices your organization may inadvertently be conducting.   Consistently apply the screening process across all applicants. Run the same packages for same or similar positions, customizing package by position […]

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  • Hiring? Timing Counts More than Ever

    First Impressions matter, and the best first impressions are delivered live and in person. While nothing replaces the face-to-face interview, today’s web enabled smart phone technology makes it possible for a job applicant to introduce and showcase themselves to potential employers without leaving home. As front line hiring professionals, @Work Personnel is always seeking ways […]

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  • Compliant Staffing Key to Successful Hire

    The purpose of a staffing agency is not to just to find bodies and fill positions, it’s to find the right candidates to fit into specific roles within distinct organizational cultures. Employers must have full confidence their staffing agency is sending only cream-of-the-crop candidates that have been properly vetted to increase the odds of a […]

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  • Get Hired

    Ready to embark on a new career?  Looking for greener pastures? Ready to fire your boss? Job searching is a contact sport. You are competing against similarly-qualified applicants in a labor market that currently favors the employer side. In other words, there are more qualified applicants than jobs available. For this reason, putting your best […]

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  • Counseling or Disciplinary Warning – What’s the Difference?

    Minor employee attendance problems, mediocre job performance, bad attitudes, sound familiar? If you’ve got problems like these at your workplace, you’re not alone. Every employer will face these frustrating problems with employees at one time or another. These problems become more challenging when you have otherwise good employees that just have specific flaws. Dealing with […]

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  • New Era in Staffing

    by Gregg Hassler The economists report we are officially out of the recession and although most of us are still in recovery mode, optimism is in the air. With the change in the economy comes the need to plan for growth. A vital piece for employers is the challenge of hiring the right team to […]

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  • Internships: Filling Your Personnel Gap

    By Ted Saul, Senior Staff Writer Have you been looking for an affordable way to fill a short-term gap in your staffing? Creating an internship position may be a good strategy to consider. This method of staffing is growing in popularity across the country. A quick look at internships.com shows that at the time of […]

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  • WCR Presents ‘Breakthrough Leadership’

    Jim McLaughlin is a professional speaker and Transformational Business Consultant, facilitating group consulting programs and providing one-on-one coaching to professionals throughout southern California. For the past 12 years he has been using the tools of personal transformation to create a life beyond his wildest dreams. It is now his mission to share those tools with […]

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  • Rotarian Of The Year Awards

    Former President Jeannie McLellan (l) awards Julie Ngo (r) the ‘Rotarian of the Year Award’ for the 2009-2010 year. Rotary Club of Murrieta President Mark Morgan, left, presents Dennis McCarbery the MVP Award  “Murrieta Rotarian of the Year”  for 2009-10 during the annual recognition luncheon held recently at Rancho Springs Hospital in Murrieta.  

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  • PWR Presents Knowledge, Expertise and Stories from the Heart

    My Own Eat, Pray, Love Journey – by Brenda Calkins, CPA Brenda has 20 years of professional experience in public and private accounting. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State University, San Bernardino, where she was a member of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society and was named to the Dean’s […]

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  • Edwards Chosen as CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs

    After a thorough nationwide search, the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County has selected Maryann Edwards as the new CEO for the organization. Mrs. Edwards, who currently serves as a Councilmember for the City of Temecula, officially began her new position on June 28th. “I feel that we have […]

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  • Stanovich Earns CCAM®

    Michelle Stanovich of Keystone Pacific Property Management, a California-based community association management company, has earned the Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM®) designation through the California Association of Community Managers.  She is a senior community association manager based in the Temecula office. “The CCAM® designation supports my commitment to managing community associations effectively —I believe that […]

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  • Ponte Winery Announces New Winemaker and Executive Chef

    A wine aficionado for more than twenty years, Mark Schabel brings passion and heart to the Ponte winemaking department. As Head Winemaker, Mark oversees every aspect of every wine that Ponte Winery produces. Before entering the world of winemaking, Mark was selling wine for a distributor.  He eventually became more interested in the process of […]

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  • Character & Scholarship Focus of ‘Student of the Month’ Program

    Humble stories of character were celebrated and 27 college scholarships were awarded in June by the Valley’s High School Student of the Month Program.  It was founded by businesswoman, Sally Myers and Sizzler Restaurant franchisee of 27 years.  Her passion to bring together God, Country, Family, Community and Free Enterprise has enjoyed strong community support […]

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  • David Raffaele Joins Keyways as New Winemaker

    Raffaele, formerly part of the winemaking team at Maurice Car’rie and Van Roekel Vineyard and Wineries, has been selected as the new winemaker at Keyways Winery. Keyways Winery, founded in 1989 by Mr. Carl Key, was one of the original wineries that established Temecula Valley Wine Country. Today, under the ownership of Terri Pebley Delhamer, […]

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  • Ponte Names New Marketing Manager

    Dawn Triemstra has joined the team at Ponte Winery as their new Marketing Manager. A food and wine lover, she grew up in Del Mar, where she still resides. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in English and a masters in Journalism from American University in Washington, D.C., Dawn […]

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