View Past Issues
View as a Webpage View in Browser

Nov. 2014

Are Performance Reviews Dead?
Land Your First Choice -- Without Breaking the Bank!
Hiring the cream of the crop without blowing your budget can be tricky. Use this quick list of salary negotiation strategies to land the high performers your business needs.
See The List
More Companies are Cutting HR -- and it's a bad idea

The Gender Pay Gap

  1. The pay gap hasn't budged in a decade. In 2012, as in 2002, among full-time, year-round workers, women were paid 77 percent of what men were paid.
  2. Some states are worse than others. The best place in the United States for pay equity is Washington, D.C., where women were paid 90 percent of what men were paid in 2012. Wyoming is the worst state for pay equity, where women were paid just 64 percent of what men were paid.
  3. Women face a pay gap in nearly every occupation. From middle school teachers to computer programmers, women are paid less than men in female-dominated, gender-balanced, and male-dominated occupations.
  4. The pay gap grows with age. Women typically earn about 90 percent of what men are paid until they hit 35. After that, median earnings for women are typically 75-80 percent of what men are paid.


Slideshow: The 1-2-3s of Getting Your Zzzzzs

Being well rested increases your productivity. Improves your ability to learn. And helps you make better decisions. So, embrace it! Here are eight tips to get more -- and higher quality -- sleep.

Tips for Better Sleep
Give Us a Call
More Companies are Cutting HR -- and it's a bad idea

Planning a new key hire? Alkar Human Resources is with you every step of the way -- from creating the right recruiting strategy to handling offer negotiations. Land your first choice, and guarantee your hiring success -- give us a call!


Blog Highlights

7 Tips for Being the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For

Being a boss is never easy, but being the boss your employees want and need can sometimes seem like an impossible task. Read this article for tips on being the boss that employees want to work for.

Click here for 7 ways to be a better boss. >>

How to Create a Culture of Productivity

While waving a magic productivity wand would be much easier and ideal, the magic is not really possible if the right culture or productive work habits are not in place. That's why it's important to create a culture where productivity is celebrated starting with the first hire.

Here are a few tips for creating a culture of productivity. >>
Alkar Human Resources
The Right Fit

Copyright Alkar Human Resources, 3273 Claremont Way, Napa, CA 94558. All rights reserved.

We at Alkar Human Resources wish to clearly identify ourselves. We only send staffing and management related tips and ideas to our clients and others who have expressed interest in receiving our information. You have the right to opt-out of our mailing list at any time using the remove link found at the bottom of every newsletter. If you would be interested in specific staffing advice for your organization, please contact us at 707-224-5468.

This email was sent to:

REFER A FRIEND to help a friend find a job and/or add them to our mailing list
UPDATE your subscriber information and preferences
REMOVE yourself from this list and/or future mailings