8 08, 2018

The 4 Trends Changing How You Hire in 2018 and Beyond

Hiring talent has become highly transactional. The tedious candidate searches, the endless scheduling, and the repetitive screening can be inefficient and mind-numbing. It’s time for a new era of recruiting that focuses on the more gratifying parts of the job — the human part, the strategic part. Today we [...]

17 07, 2018

Technology Made Me Do It: How to Disconnect in the Modern Workplace

Ah, technology! What an amazing thing it is and continues to be. It has evolved so much in such a short time, and has completely transformed how we live and work. Technology is something that we rely on day in and day out in essentially all aspects of our lives. From phones, computers, tablets, TV, and even [...]

11 07, 2018

Health Benefits of Taking a Vacation

Most Americans who are given paid vacation by their companies don’t take all of it. In two separate surveys, one reported on by Forbes that was conducted by Glassdoor and Harris Interactive showed that only 25 percent of Americans take all of the their paid vacation days and one conducted by Skift said that [...]

28 06, 2018

How To Give Constructive Feedback and Avoid Common Mistakes

If you’ve been in the workforce for any length of time, you’ve probably been on the receiving end of a disastrous feedback experience. Like the manager who sent a flaming email in the middle of the night, ripping apart his salesperson's strategy in an earlier meeting.  So when it’s your turn to give [...]

17 06, 2018

HR Services Case Study: Shifting from a Mom and Pop to a Growing Business

We helped these new owners shape their vision for their business, and create an HR structure so they could focus on growth, not paperwork. About Our Client: Doggy Day Care and Boarding Facility We were contacted by the new owners of a doggy daycare facility. This husband and wife team had purchased the [...]

24 05, 2018

Is Your Workplace Sun Safe? Being OSHA Compliant

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and Skin Cancer is an important topic that needs to be talked about more. But why are WE talking about it and what does it have to do with Human Resources? It has a lot to do with Human Resources because it significantly affects employers who, primarily, are in industries [...]

2 05, 2018

How to Hire Great People When Your Business Is Tiny

Our owner, Deanna Baumgardner, contributed to this article published in Insureon.com:   A large company has a lot going for it when it comes time to hire talent: resources, name recognition, and years spent showcasing company values and culture. Applicants know what they are applying for. But small [...]

15 04, 2018

HR Q and A: Corrective Action for an Employee with Medical Issues?

Question from a business owner with a chronically ill employee: We're in a difficult situation with an employee.  She was suspected of substance issues because of some erratic behavior, but then she recently told us that she has been diagnosed with MS.  By itself, MS can explain some of the behavior and even [...]

2 04, 2018

8 Benefits You Can Adopt to Attract and Keep the Best Employees

It does not matter if you are running a startup or a decades-old corporation. The benefits and perks included in your compensation package can sway potential employees toward saying "yes" to the job. Glassdoor’s 2015 Employment Confidence Survey revealed that benefits are a major factor in a future employee [...]

20 03, 2018

HR Q and A: Are Sales Reps 1099 Contractors?

Question from a Business Coach, about how to classify new Sales Reps: I want to create some Sales Rep roles. My initial thought was I'd issue them a check or gift card for 5% of the fee I charge for any service they "sell". So, I'd provide a handful of sales reps with information sheets, some promotional [...]