Agriculture in California: Water Crisis

On April 21st, 2021, Governor Newsom declared a regional state of emergency for the Russian River Watershed in Sonoma and Mendocino counties due to record low water levels. Several months after, 50 out of 58 counties were declared to be in a drought emergency. In response, California water regulators voted unanimously on August 3rd, 2021,


Successful Hiring – The Predictive Index

The Predictive Index (PI) is a tool with over 60 years, 500 validity studies, and 100 million dollars of research behind it. It is a short assessment that gives insight into a person’s personality traits, behavioral patterns, drives, and needs. The Predictive Index is well respected in multiple industries. The Predictive Index organization maintains a Science Advisory Board staffed with Industrial/Organizational (Business) Psychologists, professors, and other experts who study how to measure psychological traits such as behavior, personality, and mental capabilities (this is also known as the field of psychometrics). The board regularly reviews the science, follows government hiring standards, and is recognized by multiple psychological associations.


Executive Highlights: California Business Reopening and Economic Recovery

On June 15th, almost 15 months after the first shutdown orders were issued in the Bay Area, California “fully reopened” its economy. This is an important milestone and an opportunity for us to both reflect and plan. As we look forward and discuss what the reopening means for business, at ClearPath we believe it is important to keep each new challenge in the context of the past 15 months. Just one year ago, business leaders were fighting for survival: setting up remote networks, struggling to obtain everything from PPE to laptops, adapting to constantly changing restrictions, obtaining PPP loans and other financing, and above all trying to protect the health and livelihoods of their employees. We overcame those challenges and more, both business and personal. The problems business leaders face in the second half of 2021 are small by comparison.


Implementing a Covid-19 Recovery Plan with Orion Strategic Planning and Execution

In 2017, ACP began working with ClearPath Business Advisors to implement the Orion Strategic Vision and Execution Program. ACP’s leadership team leveraged Orion to weather several complex challenges, ensuring the business was well prepared when COVID-19 struck. ClearPath’s Orion Program has helped position ACP with a clear plan for success as the world emerges from


Attracting Senior Talent for a Values Driven Company

ClearPath believes that hiring the right people is essential to ensuring the sustainability, scalability, and overall success of a business. At times, we may run into unique challenges with individual clients whether it be their size, location, industry, etc. In the attached case study, we worked with a client who is in a competitive industry and had a limited local talent pool. We outline the challenges faced, the steps ClearPath took, and the ultimate solution of successfully placing two employees who were a great fit for the family-oriented business.


Small Businesses & The Paycheck Protection Program

Paycheck Protection Program – Week One Review The Paycheck Protection Program was supposed to help small businesses retain employees. The goal was to provide both reassurance to business owners and a quick cash infusion for payroll needs. To accomplish this, the law used the private sector to issue loans instead of an SBA-issued grant. To


ClearPath Outplacement Services

Dignified employment transitions As businesses adapt to changing market conditions, layoffs and other terminations may be necessary.  ClearPath understands the stress that can accompany employment transitions and has a range of outplacement services allowing employers to offer dignity and support to displaced employees.   Most organizations are well equipped in recruiting and talent acquisition, but few can


COVID-19 Emergency Business Funding

On March 6th, additional SBA disaster relief funding for COVID-19 was approved so that businesses in many California counties are now eligible and further appropriations are expected. At ClearPath, we’re working alongside all of our clients during this unprecedented time, and looking for every possible way to help. To that end, we have recently researched


How do I make my business viable through the tough times, and thrive on the other side?

Coronavirus COVID-19 cases spreading across the world! Interest rates slashed! Stock market falling! Oil futures plunge! US-China Trade War looming! Recession signals flashing! These are just some of the recent headlines that have bombarded our collective consciousness. Over the past year, we continue to hear reports that an economic downturn is on the horizon. These