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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 [...]

What Kind of Employees Does Your Business Need?

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|Tags: , |

It's not unusual for small business owners to act as their own CEO, human resource manager, IT professional, salesperson and customer service representative. While wearing all of the hats in the beginning may make sense, your business will eventually need employees to grow. But what employees are really necessary? The title of your employee doesn't matter [...]

How to Avoid HR Burnout

By | October 24th, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|Tags: |

Whether you are acting as your own HR director or have trusted right hand who has taken the HR reins, burnout is a very real issue within the industry. People who work in HR wear multiple hats on a daily basis and can easily become overwhelmed, stressed and downright frustrated. Preventing burnout within your HR department, [...]

What to Look for in a HR Manager

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|

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. [...]