HR Best Practices

October, 16 2018
Four Ways Businesses Can Create an Environment That Encourages Employees to Vote

Midterm elections are right around the corner and this is a great time for employers to create an environment that encourages employees to vote. Here are some tips for employers wanting to support their employees as they exercise their right to vote, for the midterm elections on Tuesday, November 6 and beyond.

March, 14 2018
Struggling With Your New Year’s Resolution to be More Productive in 2018? Here’s How to Eliminate the 3 Biggest Productivity Hurdles Companies Face

With so many demands on your time, it’s easy to be affected by productivity hurdles. Productivity is usually tied to other vital business outcomes, such as employee morale, efficiency and the bottom line. Improving your productivity game can have a positive impact on your overall business success. If you are struggling with becoming more productive in 2018, below are three HR-related productivity hurdles that business owners commonly face and a few solutions that might help you overcome them.

March, 08 2018
In Honor of International Women’s Day, Let’s Look at 3 Ways You Can Support Your Female Employees All Year!

Today is International Women’s Day! While all employees should be treated equally and with respect every day of the year, today we want to discuss compensation, cultural and professional development practices that affect women in the workforce.

September, 26 2017
Struggling With HR? Here Are the Most Important HR Topics You Need to Juggle Right Now!

Most business owners realize, from the moment they hire their first employee, that human resources (HR) can be a tedious and time-consuming process. And the more employees you add to your team, the more work HR becomes. HR rules and regulations can differ tremendously by state or jurisdiction and, to make matters more complicated, these rules and regulations are constantly changing

September, 05 2017
Are You Marketing to Your Employees? 5 Ways to Brand Your Organization to Your Most Important Audience

Branding doesn’t just encompass your sales and marketing efforts.To be successful, branding needs to involve all your employees, no matter what their role in your organization. Making sure your employees understand and, more importantly, believe in your brand can help business overall. Check out these strategies for using branding to ensure your team is buying what you’re selling.

June, 23 2017
Dogs in the Workplace: The Employee Benefit That Gets Tails Wagging

Today is Take Your Dog to Work Day. Here are some tips for how you can incorporate the love of dogs into your workplace for one day or every day!

May, 04 2017
Top 4 HR Mistakes Made by Startups (and How to Avoid Them)

Business owners get into business to do what they are good at in the first place, not to do HR. However, the ability to hire good people, manage them effectively, and have policies and processes in place to scale with growth are crucial for even the earliest stage startups. Here are the top four HR mistakes startups make and advice for how these mistakes can be avoided.

April, 14 2017
Dos and Don'ts of Exit Interviews

An exit interview provides insight that can aid in developing retention strategies and fixing organizational issues. This conversation should be handled with care. Here are several often overlooked dos and don’ts for conducting exit interviews:

April, 11 2016
5 Top Risks for Growing Companies (and How to Avoid Them)

Business owners know that there is always the possibility for exposure to certain risks associated with running their organization. The good news is that potential liability can be minimized with a little foresight.

March, 08 2016
Today is International Women’s Day. Let’s Look at the 3 Biggest Ways You Can Support Your Female Employees All Year!

Happy International Women’s Day!

Wait, what? International Women’s Day?

We’ll be honest, we didn’t know that there was such a thing. But if this one day gives us the opportunity to discuss hiring, compensation and cultural practices that affect our fellow sisters in the workforce, why not take it?

For those of you not in the know, International Women’s Day is a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is “pledge for parity,” with a focus on accelerating equality between men and women. This is especially timely given increasing attention and legislation toward equal pay practices between the sexes.

So, how should you take this opportunity to celebrate your female staff?