7 10, 2013

Recruiting Tips for Small Businesses

Recruiting and hiring a new employee can be a daunting and time consuming task for a small business owner, but also one of the most crucial.  A bad hire has a much larger impact on a small business than it does in a larger corporation so it is important to make the right hiring decision upfront.  Here are a [...]

5 09, 2013

No more annual performance reviews?

I say yes to that....with some stipulations and structure, of course. The majority of employees hate the annual performance review process and meeting.  The employee is typically just sitting through the meeting and not really listening to their manager, waiting only to hear if they are getting a pay [...]

1 07, 2013

Wage and Hour Claims on the Rise and What that Means to your Business

Wage and Hour Claims on the Rise and What that Means to your Business With the economic struggles that many people have faced over the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of wage and hour claims filed by employees against their employers.  Previously, employees were more reluctant to [...]

3 05, 2013

Social Media and the Workplace

There has been a lot of discussion, and some controversy, about social media and what employers can and cannot do with employees’ personal social media accounts.  The most recent discussion is about employers asking for candidates Facebook passwords during the interview process.  Quite honestly, I think that [...]

4 04, 2013

How much is turnover costing your business?

Every time an employee leaves your company, they take profits with them.  All the time, effort and money that you put into that employee is gone and now you incur additional expenses to replace them.  There are 2 types of costs associated with employee turnover, tangible and intangible.  The tangible costs [...]

2 03, 2013

Motivation Doesn’t Always Mean Money

The big question is ...... "what motivates employees and how do you keep them motivated?" The magic answer is…… being treated with respect!  Feeling appreciate and being treated with respect are the most important things to employees in job satisfaction and motivation.  It is that simple. Feeling appreciate [...]

1 02, 2013

Reducing Legal Exposure during the Termination Process

  Terminating employees is not an easy task and isn’t something that managers and business owners typically like to do, but let’s face it, it is a fact of business life.  There are a lot of factors that go into terminating employees as well as a lot of legal exposure for a company, if not done properly.   [...]