How to Hire an Intern for Your Small Business

November 8, 2020
How to Hire an Intern for Your Small Business

Are you considering hiring an intern for a certain department or project? Internships benefit small businesses in a few valuable ways while allowing companies to give back to aspiring professionals.  Internships are often for academic credit and can last a semester, a summer, or a full year. One of the most important factors in hiring… Read More »

11 Ways to Increase Employee Productivity

October 26, 2020
11 Ways to Increase Employee Productivity

Maintaining high employee productivity is essential to an organization’s growth and success. In turn, strong employee engagement is the foundation of high productivity levels.  But did you know that only about 34% of the American workforce feels engaged? This is bad news for many companies, since disengaged employees cost them significantly, according to Hubstaff’s State… Read More »

6 Powerful Employee Retention Strategies

September 29, 2020

Voluntary employee turnover was up an additional 2 million over 2018, bringing the total to over 42 million in 2019, according to Work Institute’s 2020 Retention Report. In the current economy and job market, implementing effective employee retention strategies is pivotal to a company’s success. Turnover causes employers major operational costs and inhibits growth and… Read More »

Employer’s Guide to Suicide Prevention & Response in the Workplace

September 21, 2020

More Americans die by suicide than in car crashes, by homicide, or in other injury-related deaths, according to a 2012 report published in the American Journal of Public Health. Suicide is more common than many may realize, which is why it is so important that everyone—including employers—continue working to shed light on this topic. We… Read More »

7 Tips to Maintain Workplace Health and Safety During COVID-19

September 15, 2020
7 Tips to Maintain Workplace Health and Safety During COVID-19

Although many individuals and organizations are doing their best to get back to business as usual (or as close to usual as possible), the coronavirus outbreak is still very much a cause for concern in the workplace. COVID-19 mandates are constantly changing and it’s crucial that employers establish workplace health and safety measures during these… Read More »

8 Ways to Engage and Motivate Remote Employees

September 9, 2020
8 Ways to Engage and Motivate Remote Employees

Several months into the coronavirus quarantine, remote work has become more relevant than ever. While working from home has many benefits, one of the major concerns for employers is how to engage remote employees. Between distractions at home, family life, and feelings of isolation, remote work poses its own unique set of challenges. So how… Read More »

Exempt vs. Non-exempt & Salary vs. Hourly Employees Explained

August 25, 2020
Exempt vs. Non-exempt & Salary vs. Hourly Employees Explained

Two of the most important and fundamental concepts employers need to understand are salary vs. hourly and exempt vs. non-exempt employees. There are federal and state laws regarding each classification—meaning if you incorrectly classify a worker and do not pay them the proper wages or overtime they are legally entitled to, your business can receive… Read More »

How to Manage Workers’ Compensation and Remote Employees

August 17, 2020

There are many benefits for both small business owners and their employees when it comes to remote work. Organizations that have managed a remote workforce cite perks like increased employee engagement, morale, and productivity. Despite its many positives, working from home also has its own set of liabilities. As companies adapt to the world of… Read More »

Leading from a Distance: 9 Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce

August 10, 2020
9 Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce

The global workforce has certainly been moving toward telecommuting in recent years, with 5 million employees (3.6% of the workforce) working from home half-time or more, according to Global Workplace Analytics (GWA).  The COVID-19 crisis forced even more business owners and their entire organizations to start working remotely. This transition means managers have had to… Read More »

A Complete Guide to Managing & Documenting Corrective Actions

August 3, 2020
A Complete Guide to Managing & Documenting Corrective Actions

As a business owner with employees, you hope for the best from your team members. In a utopian professional world, everyone would perform their jobs beautifully with an upbeat attitude every day. And of course, all of those employees would get along swimmingly, with no need for corrective actions. Alas, you’re operating a company with… Read More »