Human Resources

Ways for Small Businesses to Outsource Functions

In a small business, there are all kinds of responsibilities and requirements. Sometimes, the best way to do things is to focus on what you do best, and outsource other functions to professionals who can handle them for you. That can help to improve efficiency, as you’re able to spend more time in places where…

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Do You Recruit Online?

Recruiting and hiring new employees can be expensive, but recruiting online can be the most efficient, cost-effective way to bring in talented new people to your organization. Benefits of online recruiting including saving money, saving time, and casting a wider net for more potential employees. If you’re looking to improve your recruiting efforts, check out…

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What to Do When You Offer a New Employee Benefit

Do your employees understand the benefits you’re offering them, and how to use them? Are you getting the biggest advantage possible from the benefits you’re offering? A benefit that no employee knows about or uses doesn’t do you much good, so whenever you roll out a new employee benefit, follow these 5 steps, including getting…

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Good Relationships with Former Employees

Over time, employees will leave your business. But just because they’re no longer your employees doesn’t mean they can’t still be an asset to you and your company. Employees who leave on good terms, with neither side burning bridges, can become a valuable part of your network, an ambassador for your brand, and potentially even…

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Embracing Sustainability in Your Business

A focus on sustainability—taking care of your local community and the environment—is a powerful force for attracting and retaining millennial employees. But how do you implement sustainability into your business? We have some ideas, beginning with taking suggestions from your team, spreading the news to your local community, and articulating your vision clearly. Learn more…

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Guidelines for Fair Interviews

How should you conduct your interviews with potential new employees? How should they feel? What topics should your prioritize and emphasize? It’s important for you to know the questions you not ask, to avoid potential legal discrimination. Consider focusing more on attitude-based questions as opposed to just skills exclusively. For more on these and other…

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Do You Know the Value of Your Employees?

If you have a good employee, you hope that they’ll stick around forever. But that’s not how things go, and over time you’ll have to replace valuable team members. To help you better understand just how important it is to move quickly to fill open positions, learn how to calculate the quantifiable revenue per employee.…

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Consultant’s Corner: Why You Need an Employee Handbook

Question: I run a small business and have less than 10 employees. Why should I have an employee handbook? An effective employee handbook that lays out all company policies can be a great benefit to your small business. Although there’s no kind of legal requirement forcing you to develop a handbook, experts have found that…

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Your Employees Need a Break!

Fewer and fewer American workers are taking time off. A recent study found that in a single year, 40 percent took no vacation, and fewer than half of those who did made it a work-free vacation. There’s no getting away, it seems! But other studies have shown just how valuable it is for employees to…

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Have You Hired Adaptive Workers?

The only constant is change, and it’s important that your team is made up of adaptive workers—people who don’t resist change, but embrace it, and even anticipate it! The key to finding these kind of exceptional people is not based on generational stereotypes, but you can discover them by asking the right kinds of questions…

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