An entrepreneur hiring his or her first employee is an event that comes with a mix of excitement, pride, and anxiety. Whether a company has 1 or 10,000 employees, and whether or not it has a formal HR team, there are some foundational HR issues that impact any organization. Employment Laws and Regulations Many employment […]
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Filing your business’s taxes can sometimes feel like a necessary evil, making tax season a very stressful time for a small business owner. Each year, you may ask yourself: “Am I paying too much?” “Have I taken advantage of all the deductions available to me?” “What tax credits apply to my business?” When you’re not a […]
Something that I hear repeatedly from HR experts is the idea that if the pandemic had happened 10 years ago, we’d all have been doomed. Without videoconferencing and remote virtual private networks (VPNs), remote work would have been nearly impossible. But what about HR technologies? What role did they play in the last year? Today’s […]
Just because your small business has a smaller payroll and fewer flashy resources than bigger companies doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t offer competitive benefits. Instead, you can turn your business’s size into a strength and offer benefits that will keep your employees happy.
What is onboarding, and why is it important? Onboarding is the process of integrating new team members into a business with the goal of familiarizing them with the company, as well as expectations, processes, procedures, and guidelines. It may also include additional paperwork that needs to be completed before training begins to get new hires […]
COVID-19 has forced many businesses and organizations to enter a new way of working that may be unfamiliar to some. Yes, I’m talking about remote work. According to a recent Robert Half survey, a majority of office workers have already transitioned to remote work, with just 2% planning to do so soon.
Q. Our total workforce is made up of 26 employees, and we do not have a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policy in place. Under the recently approved Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), do we need to adopt a full FMLA policy, or can we simply comply with the income protection features of […]
As employers across the nation grapple with new remote working arrangements and accommodating employees impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19), new survey findings reveal exactly how this pandemic is affecting operations for small businesses.
We’re looking at a window of opportunity for HR professionals. With unemployment at historic lows, business leaders are embracing new strategies to better compete for talent.
Are you an HR department of one or a small business that doesn’t have the time to source and hire top talent? Have you considered outsourcing this function to help fill vacancies faster? If so, you may be confused by all the options available to you.