Is your small business one of the millions still looking for workers? According to a recent survey by the National Federation of Independent Businesses, “more than half of US small-business owners said they had open positions they could not fill in May.” A tight labor market is a tricky spot for a small business, as…

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Your employees are key to your success in business. Building a team of people who do perform well and deliver a great experience to your customers is not an option; it’s a requirement.   So any time you lose an employee, it’s difficult. Not only are you losing the person, but you’re losing all their knowledge and experience…

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We’re now in open enrollment season for employee benefits. And while there are always changes to navigate and communicate with your employees, the move many companies have taken toward a hybrid workforce, with more people working remote, has added a new wrinkle into the process. How do you help everyone understand their benefit options? We…

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A great employee provides so much value to your business. In the middle of the Great Resignation, though, it’s more important than ever to find ways to improve employee retention so that your company can continue operating at full capacity. We’ve come up with some ideas that you can implement in your business, including stay…

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Have you struggled with employee retention recently? We are in the midst of what is being called the Great Resignation, as employees are leaving their jobs in record numbers to take different positions. Is there anything you can do as an employer to stem the turnover tide? We have a few tips, including flexible work…

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In recent weeks you may have heard a lot about vaccine mandates. Will they impact your business? How should you respond to other businesses adopting mandates? If you have a mandate in your business, how do you implement it? What exemptions and accommodations are there to be aware of? We’ll talk about all these questions…

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In this unusual hiring environment, it can be hard for a business owner to find the right employee for open positions – on top of having to hold onto the employees you already have! Have you considered hiring veteran candidates? There are many specific traits commonly found in veterans that make them ideal job candidates,…

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One of the best ways to retain your employees – especially in light of the current struggles many businesses are having with keeping employees or finding new ones – is to provide opportunities for growth, both personally and professionally. There are always ways for people to develop new skills and roles, and you can learn…

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Over the past year and a half, companies have made dramatic shifts in how work is done. Many employees are still working remotely at least part of the time, and will likely continue to do so, while others have gone back to the workplace full time, while others never left. As businesses navigate these different…

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Words matter. The terms we use to describe things can shape the ways we think about them. And that’s true for people, too. How you refer to your employees can make a big difference. Of course the term employees is always common, and there are many other terms that people use. But make sure you’re…

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