Tag: small business

Small Businesses Are Feeling Charitable This Year—Employees Reap the Benefits

More than 60% of small business owners will offer a holiday or year-end bonus to employees this year, according to the most recent SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard®. It’s a spike from 2 years ago when SurePayroll surveyed business owners about bonuses, and only 52% were providing additional pay. This year, 64% will give a bonus. […]


Get More Qualified Candidates with Less Résumé Spam

by Rebecca Barnes-Hogg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP In a world where time is money, most of us lack the time and resources to wade through a sea of résumés to filter out résumé spammers and get a manageable number of highly-qualified candidates. One of the best ways to attract the best candidates and reduce the number of […]


Survey: Small Businesses Lack Communication, Leaves Employees Feeling Unfulfilled

More than 40% of small business employees say they receive no feedback from their company and its managers, even though consistent performance evaluation is considered by Human Resources experts to be one of the most important qualities of a manager. This lack of feedback is having a negative impact on the enthusiasm of small business […]

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What Makes Your Workers Happy? New Survey Has the Answer

Happiness at work is something nearly everyone wants, but it varies by an employee’s age, gender, and field, among other factors. This is one of the findings of a new comprehensive study of more than 12,000 U.S. and Canadian workers by Robert Half, in collaboration with world-renowned happiness and well-being expert Nic Marks. The research […]


David vs. Goliath: Leveraging Your Small Business to Recruit Top Candidates

By Rebecca Barnes-Hogg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP For a small business trying to recruit high quality candidates, it can seem like David battling Goliath. The good news is that your small business can hire top candidates without spending thousands of dollars on employer branding, recruiters, or advertising. Small businesses have a great opportunity to hire some of […]


What Smaller Companies Want: 7 Needs for Effective Benefits Management

By VJ Bala, senior vice president and head of marketing,  hCentive When going up against larger competitors for a limited pool of highly qualified employees, small to midsized companies often find themselves at a disadvantage, particularly when it comes to benefits. Big businesses typically have access to a wider range of benefits and can offer […]