News & Events

Friday, October 15th

The Invisible Threat You Should Protect Your Business From: Phishing Attacks

Cyber attacks are on the rise each year and can target both small and large businesses alike. Small businesses are just as susceptible to cyber attacks as large corporations, if not more so! Many cyber attacks can be combatted and prevented simply by educating your employees on proper cybersecurity hygiene and being vigilant in your digital safety. 

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and there’s no better time to prepare your business and educate your employees on the importance of safe online practices.

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Thursday, October 14th

Enhancing Employee Engagement in Your Workplace

Kely Blackburn sat down with Master Trainer and Organizational Success Coach, Kathy Marcove, and M&G’s Corporate Development Director, Zheila Pouraghabagher to get their take on the importance of employee engagement in the workplace.

Together they talk through best practices for any size business, explain what M&G is doing for our own employees, and provide actionable tips on how you can foster better engagement in your workforce to attract and retain top talent.

Did you realize the number one reason employees report leaving a company is a poor relationship with their supervisors? When employees don’t feel connected to the company or their superiors within it, they’re far more likely to move on and leave you scrambling to rehire. Don’t let your top talent walk out the door! Foster better workplace engagement. This doesn’t mean raising wages or hosting happy hours. It’s about creating genuine connections within your workforce!

Practice workplace engagement by connecting with your employees and asking for feedback on the company’s work environment and culture. Invest the time to ask your employees what they would like to see and what areas of opportunity your business has to enhance staff engagement. Does your staff have the tools and training they need to succeed? Is management accessible to subordinates through a proper chain of communication? Is adequate feedback being given throughout the year to validate workers’ progress and affirm their efforts? Learn where you are at and from there, plan steps to improve.

Friday, October 8th

The Simple Step You Can Take To Protect Your Business From a Costly Cyber Attack

With our dependency on technology increasing each year, a growing number of businesses are moving operations online. With that migration, we’ve seen a 7,000% increase in cyber crimes, targeting large and small businesses alike. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and there’s no better time to ensure you have the necessary coverage to protect your business and assets in the event of an attack. We have prepared several resources we’ll be sharing in the coming weeks outlining best practices for digital hygiene to implement this season and help protect yourself, your organization, and your assets.

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Friday, September 24th

Preparing Your Business for the Unexpected

Is your business protected against damage from natural disasters? September is National Preparedness Month but it’s always the right time to ready yourself for the unexpected. Consider proactive approaches you can take to make sure your business is covered, and your employees understand the steps to take in the event of an emergency.

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Friday, September 10th

Ten Creative Ways to Strengthen Your Compensation Package

If your company is looking to be more competitive in the hiring market, you might begin by revisiting your current compensation package. Consider these “small acts with big impacts” that strengthen your company’s perks without increasing wages.

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Friday, September 3rd

COVID-19 Information Toolkit

With the growing rate of COVID-19 cases across the nation and the ever-changing regulations put in place as a result, it can be difficult to know what to do and when. To help you navigate through it all, we have put together a resource that outlines what you need to know to keep your employees safe and your workplace compliant with current mandates and safety standards.

View or download the full toolkit here:

Friday, September 3rd

M&G Named Large Business of the Year by Santa Maria Valley Chamber!

We are excited to share with you that Morris & Garritano has been named the Large Business of the Year by the Santa Maria Valley Chamber!

This is an amazing honor that we are humbled to receive. We strive every day to not only serve our clients, but to make an impact on our community by being a strong business leader and a good neighbor; to give back to where we live and work. We have a deep-rooted history in the central coast, having served this community since 1885. Knowing that we have played a small part in helping generations of family’s build their business or achieve their dreams is why we do what we do.

Thank you to the Santa Maria Chamber for this recognition and congratulations to the recipients of the Chamber’s other Annual Awards.

Friday, August 20th

Help Wanted: Recruiting & Retaining Quality Candidates

Businesses across the nation are experiencing difficulties in recruiting and filling long-vacant positions. What can you do to attract higher-quality candidates and get ahead in the hiring market? Morris & Garritano’s Human Resources Business Consultant, Kely Blackburn, weighs in.

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Tuesday, August 10th

Webinar Recording: Recruitment & Retention

If you missed our Innovative Strategies for Recruitment & Retention Webinar last week – not to worry – we have the recording for you RIGHT HERE!

During our conversation, we discussed current data and market trends, reasons why people are reluctant to return to work, and ways companies can think differently about their hiring strategies. Expectations have shifted and the conventional recruiting approaches of yesterday are not the solution.

To recap, here are a few take-aways from our panelists:

Please feel free to contact with any questions!

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Wednesday, July 28th

WEBINAR: Innovative Strategies for Recruitment & Retention

As we rebound from a tumultuous year, many employers are finding it harder than anticipated to staff their operations. Across all industries it seems that the sea of candidates has simply dried up. Is it something we did? Is it something we said? And more importantly – is it something we can change?

Join Morris & Garritano and our panel of workforce experts as we address these top-of-mind issues, discuss services and resources available to employers, and provide creative, actionable strategies to combat the struggles of recruiting, hiring, and retaining quality employees.

What We’ll Discuss:
– Current labor market trends and data
– What’s working and what’s not when it comes to recruiting new hires and retaining current employees
– Navigating employee hesitations about returning to the workplace
– Creative solutions to attract high quality candidates
– Q&A session to address your pain points