Take Smarter Risks

If you don’t ever take any risks, you won’t get anywhere. But you also can’t take too many risks, acting too rashly. Every small business owner needs to take a smart approach to taking risks, balancing the potential benefits with the potential costs, both of taking action and not taking action. By building a thorough […]

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Have You Implemented Sexual Harassment Policies?

Being a small business does not guarantee immunity from sexual harassment complaints. This serious issue can arise in any business, of any size, and it is so important for you as a business owner to be proactive in implementing sexual harassment policies that make your workplace safer. Policies should cover prohibited behaviors, reporting procedures, and […]

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Do You Believe These Myths About Ancillary Benefits?

Maybe you’re already offering health insurance to your employees, but you’re not sure about offering additional, ancillary benefits. Should you offer additional benefits like dental, vision, or life insurance? Many business owners avoid these benefits, believing they’re too small to offer them, the benefits would be too expensive, employees don’t care, and other reasons. But […]

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The Challenges of Aligning Workers and Employers

Workers love the flexibility of defining their own work schedule. Employers like being able to have the right number of staff at the right time, maintaining efficiency. And yet there are challenges to helping both workers and employers navigate this situation that both sides want. It’s much more complicated, managing everyone and what they’re doing, […]

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The Conversations That Build Extraordinary Performance

We all want extraordinary performance from our teams. Extraordinary performance requires productive behavior. And to get productivity, you need engaged employees. One of the most important tools for driving employee engagement is simple: conversations. But not just any conversations. Learn why the check-in conversation is the most powerful five minutes you can spend, and how […]

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Hiring for a Growing Company

A growing company often needs to hire a lot of people in a short period of time. This is a good problem to have—you’re succeeding and growing!—but a problem nonetheless. Hiring can be difficult and time-consuming, and the choices you make about the people you add to your team can have a huge impact on […]

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Is Your Work Culture “Like a Family”?

You’ll often hear people describe their business’s work culture as being “like a family.” But is that a good description? Is that something we should aspire to, or not? The answer is, well, it’s complicated. There are definitely some strong positives people desire: commitment, communication, and acceptance, for example. On the other hand, some people […]

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Should You Outsource Your HR?

Human resources can be an extremely complicated, time-consuming task for small businesses, making it a prime candidate for possible outsourcing. Do some research, and determine whether outsourcing some of your HR functions could be a huge boon to your business, freeing you to spend more time on the things that you do best, and that […]

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How Hiring Apps Can Save You Time and Money

The average employee is spending less and less time with a company before moving on to a new job, and businesses will need to find new ways to improve and speed hiring. Believe it or not, dating-style recruiting apps are growing in popularity, allowing recruiters to match candidates who not only have the right skills, […]

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