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How to Identify the Best Candidates With These 4 Smart Strategies

Simply stated, the way you hire new employees can make or break your business.  Why?  Because hiring the wrong people means more employees will leave your company, and that impacts the bottom line. (more…)
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How To Eliminate Hiring Bias And Increase Workplace Diversity

Perhaps the following scenario will be familiar to you.  You understand the benefits of increasing diversity in your small business, so you’ve hired a diversity manager.   She or he has taken several proactive steps to achieve this goal, including things like posting job announcements in publications read by underrepresented groups, educating…
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How Employer Contributions to an HSA can Help you Save Big

A study from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) revealed that the average premium for employer-sponsored health coverage amounted to $6,896 for single coverage and $19,616 for family plans during 2018. They also noted that the average single premium rose by 3% over the previous year, while the average family premium went…
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7 Ways To Be Effective When Leading By Example

According to a 2015 Global Workforce Leadership Survey from Saba, 46% of companies say that leadership is a hard skill to find among employees. That’s in contrast to other information from that group, which indicates that 68% of American workers view themselves as leaders. (more…)
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Create Performance Improvement Plans that Provide Dynamic Results

A survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reveals that it costs an average of $4,129 to hire an employee. The average time to fill a position is also 42 days. With so much time and money being spent up front, terminating an underperforming employee is not always in…
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3 Key 2020 HR Trends Reshaping the Hiring Process (and HR Outsourcing)

Getting a job isn’t what it used to be.  Neither is attracting top talent.  Driven by an essentially full employment economy, CEO’s and human resources managers understand that job candidates have more choice and tend to be more discerning through the application and interviewing process.  And because it typically costs about…
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4 Strategies to Build Fairness Through Accountability in the Workplace

As the owner of a small to medium-size business, you have a lot on your mind.  There are concerns about sales and marketing, cash flow, cost cutting and net revenues, taxes and compliance, attracting top talent and retaining your star performers.  (more…)
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Recognition and Rewards System: Shaping Your Company Culture

A goal-driven, passionate, proactive, and well-skilled employee is a dream come true for any business owner. In today’s highly competitive work environment some companies can boast hiring dozens of such workers. Then why is the overall retention rate so low? (more…)
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5 Key Elements Your Employee Manual Should Include

Many workers in today’s labor market view their employee manual as a boring list of “don’ts” that they have to sign in order to get, or stay employed. For their part, employers may consider employee manuals to be a “necessary evil” that protects them from potential lawsuits. (more…)
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7 Things You Need to Have Written in Your Employee Manual

Your employee manual is an important document that gives workers an idea what to expect from your company. It can also protect you against employment lawsuits for harassment, wrongful termination, or discrimination. Ensure your handbook is as effective as possible by including these 7 things. (more…)
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