SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS

In a Job Seeker’s Market, Companies Turn to Search Firms

Need workers? Finding them could be tough.

Developer’s Affordable Housing Projects to Fill Crucial Need

PROPERTY: Shortfall Of Affordable Homes Said to Be 142,000

San Diego County’s supply of affordable housing is about to get a big boost through new construction and renovation projects planned by the nonprofit developer National Community Renaissance.

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Office Space At A Premium

PROPERTY: Submarkets See Big Rental Rebound as Demand Heats Up Market

New construction, a thriving economy, rising construction costs and low vacancy rates have pushed office rental rates ever higher throughout much of San Diego County since 2010, when rates started rebounding from the recession.

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National University to Launch Gender Equality Training Effort

LEADERSHIP: Program Seeks to Train a Million Women and Men, Too

Seeking to empower women to excel in the workplace, National University is preparing to offer training in women’s leadership through its Institute for Leadership Synergy.

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When a Commitment Is Not Enough

To Build A Diverse Workforce, Companies Must Recognize Bias, Redo Hiring and Development Processes

Because achieving diversity in the workplace requires an ongoing commitment, many businesses in San Diego County are working to develop more inclusive recruiting, hiring, and promotion practices.

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Cos. Need to Make Sure They Plug Potential Holes in Coverage

INSURANCE: Right Deductible, Choice of Counsel Can Be Important

Obtaining Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) is a strong base for any corporation as it pertains to protecting its investment, but experts want business owners to know that’s just the start.

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Insurance in the Age of #MeToo

Just last fall, Kailey Rowan, owner of Hardcore Fitness North County in Vista, which has five employees and over 430 members, had no idea what Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) was. Consequently, she hadn’t imagined the risk she’d been taking as a small business owner not having it.

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Accounting Outsourcing Firm Fills Holes in Cos.’ Finance Teams

FINANCE: Signature Covers Bookkeeping To Business Insights

Signature Analytics CEO Peter Heald sees the scope of the rapidly growing financial firm’s opportunity through the lens of “the second black box” of small business — operational finance.

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Firm’s Impact Investing Puts Community in Lending Equation

$10M Fund Targeted for ‘Community-Minded’ Borrowers

A group of San Diego investors is betting on locally based nonprofit organizations and social enterprises to the tune of $10 million.

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Filling the Cybersecurity Ranks

Sector Faces Daunting Task of Finding And Competing for Qualified Employees

Cybersecurity professionals are in short supply. Even in cyber-rich San Diego — where the U.S. Navy has its information technology command — there are challenges to filling jobs, local executives said.

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Universities Step Up With Cybersecurity Training

Schools Offer Variety of Programs to Help Fill Need for Talent in an Important, Growing Sector

San Diego County universities have launched cybersecurity degree programs to meet the growing demand for experts who can prevent online attacks and information theft.

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Executive Q&A: Shane Yonston, Impact Investors

Millennials are driving demand for sustainable investment options.

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A Healthy Financial Impact

Investors Increasingly Seek Outlets For Social, Environmental Options

Demographic changes and the availability of more information than ever about businesses’ operations are contributing to a shift toward sustainable and impact investment options.

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