High-quality talent is hard to come by and even harder to keep. With low unemployment and a generation of reliable, experienced workers pondering retirement, competition for talented employees has become the stuff of sleepless nights for chief human research officers.
Tag: small business
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing a mechanism to help small businesses offer retirement plans to their employees, but although the proposal may ease the way for some employers, it doesn’t eliminate all complications.
Larger organizations have already been using the lure of better benefits to attract candidates. A new study shows that small businesses are joining the fray of the talent war by rolling out the best benefits they can muster.
In the small business industry—particularly in the restaurant industry—it’s easy to let company culture take a back seat when hungry diners need to be fed and kitchens need to be cleaned, especially in today’s society, as larger issues are occurring in the kitchen as a result of the high stresses that come along with the […]
Well, that’s not entirely true. In fact, a data breach may have happened at your company and you didn’t ever find out. Today we are joined by Switchfast’s CEO, Jim Anderson to discuss some research that shows that very few in HR ever even find out when a data breach happens at their organization.
Employee productivity is vital to your business’s success. Increasing employee productivity requires small business owners to motivate and engage their workers. If you’re a small business owner looking to ramp up productivity, you may face significant resource limitations. Driving productivity gains isn’t necessarily simple. Consider these five key tactics:
Even though small businesses make up 99.9% of all businesses in the United States, they only employ 47.8% of all U.S. employees. And sometimes they can’t land top talent when competing against larger enterprises that have more resources and much larger recruiting budgets.
A recent Gallup poll found that 70% of U.S. employees are disengaged at work. Worse, 18% of employees are actively disengaged, a mindset that can undermine teamwork and goals. Disengagement can take a toll on the workplace, customer relations, and profits. While countless sources offer magic bullets, there’s only one factor that truly results in […]
In a competitive job market, employers are always looking for a leg up on the competition. So it’s no surprise that when Fortune and Great Place to Work release their annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For business leaders, people operations pros and job seekers all dive in with great interest.
Small business owners and HR teams know that a competitive benefits program can be a difference maker when recruiting top new hires or attempting to retain homegrown talent. But limited resources often leave small businesses frustrated and fighting for attention from advisors or cobbling together their own plans. Fortunately, a proposed rule modification for Association […]