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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. [...]

Halloween Is Coming: Here’s How to Handle Time Off Requests

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

Did you know that Halloween rivals only Christmas in its popularity? What used to be a holiday for kids has grown into a day (or weekend) that is celebrated with gusto among the adult set. As a small business owner, you absolutely want to be aware of this fact. You may soon be finding yourself inundated [...]

3 Ways to Tell if Your Small Business Is Responsible for Employee Burnout

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|Tags: |

Small business employees usually understand that they may often be called upon to perform extra duties in order to help the company thrive. If you hired well, you hired your employees because they expressed the desire and dedication to make some sacrifices in order to see the business succeed. But, there is a fine line here [...]

How Tech is Transforming HR

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

In the "old" days, a human resources department was staffed with multiple people, each assigned a different duty. As methods changed, HR duties were given to only a few and things were streamlined. Today, as we continue to progress, technology is being utilized more often and to great benefit. If you haven't farmed out your HR [...]

Should You Consider DIY for Human Resources?

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|

You started your company on your own and you can run it on your own --- or can you? When a small business owner tries to wear all of the hats, something eventually suffers. If you think that you can run your human resources properly, chances are that you are making a mistake. Human resources is [...]

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. [...]