NEW DATA PRIVACY LAWS GREATLY INCREASE A COMPANY’S CYBERSECURITY EXPOSURE

On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes effect and most companies are not ready to deal with its impact on their businesses. This is largely because…

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DEALING WITH THE BAY AREA WAGE FRENZY

Recent reports on tracking compensation – published by PayScale and Glassdoor* – show swelling salaries for professionals in technology roles. As companies now increase the use of computing power for…

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MANAGING COMPANY PERFORMANCE: KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR MANUFACTURING COMPANIES

Every company has key transactions that are critical to the efficient, profitable performance of the company. This is particularly true of manufacturing entities, which may be characterized by frequent, repetitive…

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WAGE GROWTH FRENZY: WHAT’S HAPPENING AND WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR

Glassdoor’s newly published report* shows the highest wage growth in the nation is happening in my back yard. The San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro region shows a dramatic spike during the last…

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SHIFTS AND GAPS EMERGING TRENDS FOR SKILLS NEEDED BY COMPANIES

Working with clients to find the ideal talent for roles in businesses gives us a special perch on which to see trends and changes ahead. It’s a comfort to see…

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NEW LEASE ACCOUNTING STANDARDS CURFEW DECEMBER 31… DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR BALANCE SHEET IS?

Lease accounting to comply with new Accounting Standards Update (ASU) under FASB 842(US) and IFRS 16(European) is about to change in fundamental ways not seen in decades. First to be…

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MANAGEMENT MINDFULNESS: NEW WAYS TO UNDERSTAND THE PEOPLE WE MANAGE

I find it interesting when management work is often referred to as either the hard science or the soft science. The hard science refers to deliverables, tasks,goals, and plans while…

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USING OLYMPIC TRAINING METHODS TO IMPROVE YOUR PLANNING & BUDGETING

Recently the Olympics dominated the airwaves for a couple of weeks. Everywhere you looked, the athletes used visualization to train, plan and improve their performance. Skiers, skaters and sliders swayed…

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CYBERSECURITY IN A CHANGING WORLD

The Wall Street Journal Pro Report of December 19, 2017 was devoted to the issue of Cybersecurity. The chilling reality is that national governments, state and local governments, businesses and…

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AGRIBUSINESS TRENDS AND FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

The challenges of distributing products to end users is common in all industries. In the wine industry, customer access to bottled wine is primarily from supermarkets, wine specialty shops and…

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