Lynne MK Morioka

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Lynne MK Morioka

Lynne MK Morioka owns Social Visibility Consulting where she is a writer, communications strategist and social media specialist working with businesses and consumer brands. She has a degree in journalism and more than 15 years of experience creating and sharing engaging stories. Lynne has come a long way since her first job as a cashier at Toys 'R Us, but is still a kid at heart.


November 1, 2018

As Regions Implement Sick Leave Laws, Small Businesses See “Huge Learning Curve”

When Minneapolis passed a paid sick leave ordinance, it sought to fill a gap for local workers. There’s no federal legal requirement for private companies to provide paid sick leave, and as much as 28% of workers don’t have paid sick leave. But nearly a year and half after the ordinance went into effect, several […]

the remote workforce

July 31, 2018

Can You Grow with a Remote Workforce? These Startups Are Doing It

We’ve all heard the employer objections to remote workers – how do I know anyone is actually working? Meetings are impossible when people aren’t all in the same room. How can we have a company culture and a cohesive workforce if there’s no office? The back and forth between the “yes” crowd and the “no” […]

Company mission statement

July 9, 2018

How to Create the Best Company Mission Statement

Creating a mission statement for your company sounds simple enough – just summarize the values and goals of your organization. But many companies stumble in the actual writing of that mission statement. After all, how do you effectively encapsulate your “why?” What is the mission of your company? Before you get started creating a mission […]

ABC test for contractors

June 19, 2018

What the ABC Test Means for the Gig Economy: An Interview with Alan Benson

The California Supreme Court, on April 30, issued a ruling to adopt a standard, called the “ABC test,” to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. The ABC test has three requirements to prove workers are contractors The worker is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in […]

lifeguard and other seasonal employees

June 13, 2018

A Quick Checklist for Hiring Seasonal Employees

Summer is here, and many businesses need to hire seasonal employees. As the beaches get crowded and tourist spots heat up, the seasonal workers arrive as a force, preparing meals, running registers, taking reservations, and countless other jobs. In particular, teens step in to fill these temporary positions. Based on data from the Bureau of […]