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 [...]

13 03, 2018

Hiring: The Best of the Bad is Not a Strategy

I was listening to a podcast and the writer/actor being interviewed was asked about the process of writing for his movies, and how he captures those ideas. He mentioned a specific movie writing software program that he uses and the interviewer asked him why he used that particular program. The response went [...]

9 03, 2018

HR Q and A: Mileage Tracking on a Weekend

Question from a Small Business Owner Regarding Mileage: Our Volunteer Coordinator periodically has to work on a Saturday to greet volunteers at our client's site, which is about 60 miles roundtrip from her home.  Would she submit mileage for this?  If it is a weekday and she has to go to our client site, she [...]

14 02, 2018

Giving Millennials a Fighting Chance in the Workplace

In a survey by Lending Tree measuring worth in the workplace, they inquired about the perceived value of three generations: Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers. Millennials earned high marks for their skills with technology, but also earned the lowest rating overall. Considered the least reliable, [...]

24 01, 2018

How to Handle Sexual Harassment Complaints: A Primer for Small Businesses

Our owner, Deanna Arnold, contributed to this article published in Insureon.com on January 9, 2018: Recent sexual harassment complaints out of Hollywood, such as allegations against Harvey Weinstein, have prompted many businesses to reevaluate how these situations should be handled in the workplace. If you [...]