Annual Advisors

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Staffing Advisor

Every year, we publish a Staffing Advisor, a resource developed exclusively for businesses in California. In the Advisor we cover topics that we know will help our clients—topics like:

  • Tackling the Talent Gap
  • Annual Performance Reviews (do they work?)
  • Generations in the Workplace (keeping all ages engaged)
  • How to Retain Your Best Employees
  • Eliminating Bad Hires

Sometimes articles are accompanied by useful “take-away tools” like the Employee Satisfaction Survey we published one year to help companies assess their staff’s level of satisfaction. In a comprehensive article about Workforce Planning, we laid out a step by step plan for staffing more efficiently and then followed it up with a workforce planning tool we sent out, complimentary, to our valued clients.

Our “What’s on the Horizon” piece offers a snapshot of future economic and staffing trends, based on expert insights. Robert Eyler, Professor and Director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis at Sonoma State University is a frequent advisor and contributor. A visiting scholar at both the University of Bologna and Stanford University, Eyler helps guide public policy at the local and state level and his expertise is freely given in the Advisor.

In addition to the topical articles, you’ll find in the Advisor a salary guide, broken down by regions within California, that provides an overview of current levels of compensation across the many industries we serve. The salary guide offers salary ranges for positions in Administration, Manufacturing, Legal, Human Resources, Executive, Engineering, Technical Sales, Wine & Beverage, and Interactive/Digital Media. We gather the information from our extensive internal records and then our recruiting and staffing experts refine the information by conferring with clients and reviewing placement history, interviews, and job orders to ensure the figures presented are current and accurate. The data is designed to help you determine appropriate, competitive compensation for the talent you need in your organization.

In conjunction with the Advisor, we release the results of a survey we conduct with hundreds of California companies. This survey reveals business trends and hiring practices that can help you learn from peer organizations.

The Advisor has so much to offer. Insights, strategies, and action items that will help you successfully manager your number one asset: your employees.


Economic Advisor

Each year, we publish our Economic Advisor, a valuable tool containing many useful resources. Themes include updates on the California economy and that of the nation, compensation, technology and growth, and the best ways to attract, engage, and retain high-caliber talent in a competitive market.

We often have expert guest contributors, such as Gary Schlossberg, Senior Economist at Wells Capital Management. Responsible for assessing the economic environment and providing input to the equity and fixed income portfolio management teams, Schlossberg analyzes prospects for the financial markets and is tuned into trends affecting our local economy.

We also include articles by guest contributors who offer insights on workforce management techniques—people like Dr. Eugene Dilan, author of “Employee Engagement: Beyond the Golden Rule.” A man known for his ability to connect personalities and manage conflicts, Dilan discusses ways to keep your most valued employees by using “12 Currencies of Engagement.”

In each Advisor are results from our annual survey of over 500 professionals throughout California. These are comprehensive surveys that include:

  • A look at the make-up of local Accounting/Finance departments
  • Emerging industries and economic indicators
  • Strategies being using to attract and retain top Finance/Accounting talent
  • Benefit trends, including the Affordable Care Act and flexible PTO

Another valuable tool offered in the Economic Advisor is a salary guide that provides compensation information for private and public industry, payroll and data entry, and consulting services throughout all of California’s regions. 


Technical Advisor

Within the pages of the Technical Advisor—the only reference tool dedicated solely to software and IT professionals in California—you’ll find current salary data that you can use all year as you set competitive compensation packages. That salary data covers technical leadership, business professionals, creative UX, web and mobile designers, software developers, QA engineers, IT networking, and niche positions.

The Technical Advisor features an article on a current topic of interest to those companies hiring technical professionals. For instance, an exclusive report on the future of marketing technology that discusses the way digital technologies are changing the way we live our lives. With consumer behavior changing rapidly, companies are finding it increasingly difficult to find the right people to stay on top of the latest digital trends and initiatives.

An indispensable guide, this Advisor will help you Hire Today to Innovate Tomorrow.