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How to Find the Best Contractors for the Job

By | August 4th, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|Tags: , , |

As a small business owner, you have an untapped pool of workers at your disposal if you haven't delved into the world of contractors. These are people who work for themselves, offering a variety of services to small and large business owners alike. The benefit of hiring contractors is that you can use them for shorter [...]

The New Trend: Combining Sick Days and Vacation

By | August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|Tags: , |

If you have employees in your small business, you may be wondering how to handle time off. Some business owners provide employees with a certain amount of vacation time and a different number of sick days. Others are combining these days into what they are calling paid time off (PTO). It then lies on the shoulders [...]

What to Look for in an HR Manager

By | July 27th, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|Tags: |

At some point, you will take your small business from employing one person --- yourself --- to needing several employees. When your business starts to grow, you may find that you need outstanding employees by your side who share your vision and goals. When this happens, you may also want to consider hiring an HR manager. [...]

Could HR be Fully Automated?

By | July 12th, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|

As a small business owner, you are consistently looking for ways to streamline your workload. You have a business to run. Employee recruitment, hiring and retention are necessary tasks, but they take away from the time you could spend making money. Could automated human resources be the answer? The question was posed to an expert on [...]

3 Easy Ways to Keep Employees Happy

By | May 16th, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|

Employee retention is one of the most important elements of success for a small business. After all, if you have just a few employees, they are likely wearing quite a few different hats. They have perfected the balance of everything they have to handle, and have become invaluable to your team. If they leave, you have [...]

The Enigma of Candidates with Criminal Records

By | April 29th, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|Tags: |

A crucial part of any recruitment process is the background check. You’ve gone through the interview and found the perfect candidate, only to find out they were convicted of a crime. Now, you’ve got to start all over after sending that resume to the circular file. At least, that’s the logical thing to do, right? Turns [...]

How to Find Better Candidates with Better Job Postings

By | April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|Tags: |

When done incorrectly, recruiting can be a massive drain on time and money. Interviewing candidates that don’t fit your business needs or culture can cause you to not only lose a day for the interview itself, but also forces you to spend even more time interviewing other candidates who might be what you’re looking for.  It’s [...]

5 Insightful Interview Questions to Ask Your Next Job Candidate

By | April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|Tags: |

Interviewing candidate after candidate can be one of the most boring ways to spend a day. You ask those same old questions: “Why do you want to work here?”“Where do you see yourself in five years?” And in response, you get the same old answers: “I want to help your company grow,”“I hope to be in [...]

HR Recruitment Statistics

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|

How to Fire an Employee – because someone’s gotta do it.

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: Human Resources|Tags: |

Firing people. Once, back in the days of the Hawthorne Experiment, it was easy, and employees would thank business owners for having hired them in the first place. Then it became kind of awkward for employers, having new "human resources" rules to follow. But now Donald Trump has made it cool again -- you just sit [...]