Tag: small business

Hiring Tips for Small Businesses

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.


The Key to Engagement is Community: 6 Steps to Transform Your Workforce

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 […]


How the Best Places to Work Use Family-Friendly Benefits to Maximize Potential

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.

Prepare Now for Association Health Plan (AHP) Rule Changes

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 […]


Leap of Faith: Trusting Your Employees Enough to Go Virtual

There’s a sea change taking place in the workforce that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Sure, you’ve heard of the “gig economy.” You’re probably familiar with the idea that Millennials—who crave autonomy and value jobs that give them a sense of purpose—are overturning traditional notions of the employer-employee relationship.


Safety Training Should Address Importance of Promoting Safe Work Environment

There are many compelling reasons to make workplace safety a priority, including federal and state laws requiring employers to provide a safe work environment and the negative effect that unsafe working conditions can have on morale, productivity, and retention. It is important to share those reasons during training.


Stop Sabotaging Your Ability to Hire Top Candidates

I’ll never forget my first job interview. Hearing about how great this company was to work for made me want that job so much more. When I arrived, I had to wait a long time before meeting with the interviewer. I wasn’t given any information about the delay, wasn’t offered anything to drink, and wasn’t […]