Human Resources

What Kind of Employees Does Your Business Need?

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 as much as their character.
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Human Resources

How to Avoid HR Burnout

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…
Human Resources

What to Look for in a HR Manager

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…
Human Resources

How Tech is Transforming HR

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…
Human Resources

Should You Consider DIY for 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…
Human Resources

How to Find the Best Contractors for the Job

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…
Human Resources

The New Trend: Combining Sick Days and Vacation

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…
Human Resources

What to Look for in an HR Manager

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…