June 2024 Newsletter

June 2024 Newsletter

Let’s All Graduate

Congratulations to all recent graduates and their families! Now, let’s all graduate as well. Graduation is “the successful completion of a course of study at a university, college, or school” but in life, we often continue “graduating” as we learn new things and evolve. Our organizations can graduate as they grow in size, capabilities, and efficiency. So we shouldn’t let school graduates have all the fun, all of us should continue to strive to graduate to the next level as well because there is always more to learn and improve.

We all have goals for this year, next year, and 10 years from now. To maximize our chances of achieving those goals we should always think of ourselves as eager-to-learn students trying their best to graduate. Let’s get to the next level this month and keep pushing for the rest of 2024, I know I will. Happy June!

As always, please reach out to our team with any questions.

Stay Safe & Healthy

Sandra James

News and Hot Topics

Impacts Of Los Angeles Court’s Revised Search Procedures On Criminal Background Checks

The recent announcement by the Superior Court of Los Angeles County that the month and year of birth as criteria in its criminal name search engines will be excluded has significant implications for criminal background checks. Employers must prepare for background check delays, fewer crimes reported, and the potential for increased risk because of the Court’s change.

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Single-Family Housing Permits Up 24% In Q1

Total single-family permits across the U.S. in Q1 2024 were approximately 240,500, which is 23.8% higher than the amount seen in the first quarter last year (194,200), according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The growth rates for all regions tracked by the NAHB’s Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) were positive in the first quarter, with five of the seven posting double-digit gains.

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