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Better Hiring Practices

One of the most critical components of a Human Resource system is the hiring process. Hiring can be just as stressful and difficult for the hiring manager as it is for applicants. Also, good hiring practices do not end when an applicant is chosen. Consider some of the onboarding techniques discussed in this article. Read [...]

September 1st, 2017|Human Resources, Resources|

What’s the Root of Employee Turnover?

Caleb Newquist takes on the intriguing topic of discrepancy between a CFO's understanding of employee turnover and the reality of the problem, via a survey conducted by Robert Half.  Employee turnover percentages seem to be increasing and this article explains the leading cause of the trend. Also included in the article is important information on tax [...]

July 14th, 2017|Accounting, Human Resources, Information|

How an HR Department Can Increase Your Business’ Efficiency

One of a company's greatest asset is its Human Resources (HR) Department and it is critical that it remains an integral part of corporate decision-making.  This article explains how HR can create business efficiency through automation, spending, auditing, and more.  It goes on to discuss some of the corporate pain points that the department should [...]

Small Businesses’ Top 5 HR Challenges

In comparison to large companies, small businesses may encounter greater Human Resource challenges.  This could be due to many factors, including a lack of available resources within the company.  ADP recently released a report on the top 5 HR challenges faced by small businesses. These include hiring, benefits' cost, productivity, employee handbook, and compliance.  This report lists action items [...]

June 26th, 2017|Human Resources, Information, Small Business|

Auto-IRA Programs for Small Businesses

On April 13, 2017, President Trump signed the Congressional Review Act (CRA) that bars city-run auto-IRA requirements for small businesses.  The Senate will also vote on a similar requirement for small businesses to participate in state-government IRA's.  Both would impact the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) imposed requirements, under the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations. [...]

Learn to Hire & Classify Your Business’ Employees

As a small business owner, it's imperative to know how to classify the employee(s) being hired. This site discusses the differences between identifying the candidate as an employee or independent contractor. As the employer, you must consider the legal perspective as well as the additional requirements needed in each category (i.e. benefits, compensation, etc.). Your employee classification criteria is also [...]

Prevent these Small Business HR Mistakes

As a small business owner, we tend to take on different roles within the company, which could prove to be risky if not managed properly.  One of these responsibilities might be Human Resources (HR) Management.  This article explains the top 5 HR mistakes that small business owners tend to make and how to avoid them.  They include [...]

May 26th, 2017|Human Resources, Resources, Small Business|

New Trends in Absence Management

Absence management plays a pivotal role in workforce productivity. Compliance with federal, state, and local regulations not only affect large businesses but impact small and medium-size companies, as well. Many employers are now outsourcing the administration of short-term disability (STD) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requirements. Other trends focus on providing return-to-work [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Human Resources, Information, Small Business|

Compensatory Time Off for Small Businesses

Recently, members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), submitted a proposal to Congress to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act by enacting the Working Families Flexibility Act. This bill would allow employers of large and small private-sector companies to offer time off instead of overtime pay. This article lists some pros and cons and gives additional [...]

Burden of I-9 Paperwork on Small Businesses

Alike large companies, small businesses have to be compliant with required forms and other necessary documentation. It's important for a small business owner to understand the significance of accuracy and timely submittal of these forms. This article points out the importance of the I-9 form and the burden it places on small business owners; there is [...]