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How to Develop a Zero Gossip Culture (and Policy)

By | April 25th, 2018|Categories: Human Resources|Tags: |

Have you ever gone to work in a good mood, only to have a conversation with someone in a bad mood? Chances are, you found your own mood deflated. Attitudes are as contagious as the flu, and a few bad apples in your office can quickly bring down the culture of your entire company. It's not [...]

Internet Scams That Could Harm Your Small Business (And How to Avoid Them)

By | March 5th, 2018|Categories: Human Resources|

When you are on your couch with your laptop seated squarely on your legs, you know all of the things to look out for. You don't open attachments in unsolicited emails. You don't shop on sites unless you see "https" in your search bar. Are you taking the same precautions at the office?  If you have [...]

How to Decrease Your Overhead Costs This Year

By | March 1st, 2018|Categories: Human Resources|

Small business owners are natural penny pinchers. Spending extra money unnecessarily is a quick way to see a business crumble --- a fact you probably know all too well. While others may see you as “stingy,” you know you’re spending and investing wisely to secure your future. But even as you’re constantly scanning the ledgers, there’s [...]

How to Ensure Your Small Business Workforce Is Diverse

By | February 8th, 2018|Categories: Human Resources|Tags: |

As a small business owner, you have the unique opportunity to diversify your workforce from the very beginning. Of course, there’s been a big push for hiring people from all demographics in the past couple of decades. But having a diverse workforce is about so much more than that. It pushes innovation by introducing new ideas [...]

How to Know It’s Time to Fire an Employee

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Human Resources|

When a person is fired, they ideally should not be shocked by the decision. Unfortunately, some employers don't keep their workers up to speed with performance expectations or issues because they don't like conflict. Firing an employee out of the blue simply isn't fair. If it has come to the point that an employee has to [...]

Why You Need Background Checks for Your Small Business

By | January 27th, 2018|Categories: Human Resources|Tags: |

When you bring a new person onto your team, you should do so with an adequate amount of information. You've worked hard to build your business and establish your name. Hiring the wrong person can effectively ruin what you've built.   Fortunately, you have the ability to conduct background checks on any person that you are interested [...]

Tips for Conducting Your Yearly Reviews

By | December 21st, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|Tags: |

Ah, the end of the year. Time for the dreaded employee performance reviews. Before your annual headache starts kicking in, let's talk about it. We could very well make the process easier for you.  Sitting down to decide how to rate your employees' yearly performance is a hassle. It's time to ask yourself if it's a [...]

4 Ways to Effectively Manage Your Most Valuable Asset- Your Employees

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

If you are reading this, and you are, we are pretty confident in saying that you own a small business. If you don't own one, perhaps you are considering taking the plunge. In either case, we believe that you want to do what's best for your business. After all, you aren't running a company because you [...]

Why SMBs Struggle with Hiring

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|Tags: , , |

If you own and operate a small business, you may find it of no surprise that it can be difficult to find the right employees. A study recently found that half of the small businesses in America report being unable to find and hire qualified people to fill necessary positions. But why? Challenges identified by 500 [...]

Biggest Mistakes Made with HR Tools

By | November 9th, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|

Small business owners are adopting technology into their HR needs in droves. While some of these tools can help an owner operate their company more efficiently, they aren't without their drawbacks. If you are making these four mistakes with your HR tools, you are hurting yourself and your company. Not Understanding the Challenges Like everything else [...]