5 Workplace Predictions For 2017

2016 is coming to a close fast so more companies are looking into 2017 and what are the trends that could impact the workplace in the near future. Research Director at Future Workplace and frequent Forbes Contributor Dan Schawbel compiles an annual end-of-the-year trends list on what he predicts could affect business and operations for… Read more »

5 Podcasts All Managers Should Subscribe To

Podcasts are the next generation of radio show: portable, listen-on-demand and tailored to the faster pace of life in the 21st century.  Add these five podcasts to your list to sharpen your managerial skills, stay on top of the latest information and entertain yourself during your commute, lunch hour or workout. HBR Ideacast In just… Read more »

Engineer Leaving? How to Implement a Successful Transition Plan

Employee turnover is inevitable in any industry.  When an employee announces a plan to move on, it is important to create a transition plan.  Your transition plan helps ensure that key information about the project and the position is retained, noted and passed on to the next engineer who will fill the position. Here are… Read more »

“Don’t Worry, Be Happy” – How to Pick up a Lagging Company Culture

“Company culture” is more than a buzzword. It’s the ways your employees communicate, work together and function. And its effects are felt in your levels of burnout, absenteeism and turnover – or your lack of them. A lagging company culture creates a noticeable drag on productivity and makes hiring harder. Turning your company’s culture around… Read more »

6 Management Lessons to Learn From the Rio Olympics

The 2016 Olympics are slated to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and they are coming up fast. The months leading up to the event have been fraught with difficulties, but if Rio can pull it off, it could gain the respect of the world and substantially boost the local economy. But by all… Read more »

How to Retain Your Top Engineers

Engineers with the right qualifications and skills can be hard to find. And once you find ones with a strong work ethic, leadership skills and a solid match with your corporate culture, you won’t want to let them go. Having the right talent in your workforce makes a huge difference in the quality of products… Read more »

2016 ACA Reporting Is Approaching… Is Your Company Ready?

As the New Year draws nearer, so are the deadlines for filing the newly enforced Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting responsibilities for Applicable Large Employers (ALE). Under Section 6056 of the ACA law, all ALEs are required to report to the Internal Revenue System (IRS) and their full-time employees about the health care coverage they… Read more »

The Many Uses of SoloCAD

With SoloPoint Solutions’ SoloCAD program, we provide the latest CAD systems to our engineering candidates to be utilized for training or project purposes. We provide majority of the MCAD software that are most in demand in North and South California to support clients across all industries. More recently, SoloPoint partnered with Onshape, a cloud-based 3D… Read more »

What To Know About The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act

As of July 1st 2015, all California employers are required to provide paid sick leave benefits to their employees under the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. As an engineering employment partner, SoloPoint Solutions wants to inform our employees and clients on some important facts about the law: What is the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy… Read more »

Building an Environment that Fosters Innovation

A culture of Innovation doesn’t happen by accident. As industrialist and inventor Thomas Edison famously said, “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” Edison knew a thing or two about innovation: his Menlo Park, N.J. lab was effectively one of the world’s first R&D firms. By the time he died, Edison held over… Read more »