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 […]
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The majority of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) indicate they are satisfied with both the features and customer support of their payroll solutions, according to a new survey by Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews site.
By Michael F. Brown, Camden Consulting Group Being an entrepreneur is exciting—from the thrill of creating your own product or service to building your business your way without having to answer to someone else. You call the shots and you use your expertise the way you see fit.
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 […]
Although the actual games have been overshadowed lately by the off-the-field misbehavior of some of the players, the NFL season opened last week. And if you listened closely enough, you could almost hear HR managers and small business owners across the country yelling at their employees, “Get off your fantasy football website and get back […]
These questions and answers on the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit are adapted from the IRS web site for companies considering getting federal subsidies to help pay premiums for their workers to get health insurance. The subsidies are authorized by health reform law. Q: Which companies qualify for a federal health care tax credit? A: […]
Sometimes an employer may delay transfers of payroll deductions to employees’ retirement accounts. That’s a breach of fiduciary responsibility, but a recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts may offer them some comfort. Managing retirement plan administration can be a burden for busy small business owners who aren’t financial professionals. […]
As the U.S. Supreme Court decides the fate of health reform, America is getting the chance to try the law on for size while waiting for the people in the robes to say how much of it will remain in effect. Some employers are probably soft-pedaling implementation – they don’t like the law much anyway, […]
Using a new power under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the first time, the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) has now ordered an insurance company to lower its rates. Since September 2011, HHS has been flagging any insurer that raises premiums on small businesses and individuals by 10 percent or more. […]
The editors at Amazon.com have put together a list of the best books of 2008 in the “Business and Investing” category. 1. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to […]