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Avoiding Common Employment Litigation Landmines In this unprecedented time in human resources history, employment litigation landmines are both numerous and potentially costly for large and small businesses alike. Record-setting payouts in employment lawsuits and all-time highs in charges registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity... View
Better Employee Management: Eight Critical Areas for Small Business Success Human Resources: Not Just for Big Businesses Small-business owners can look to many of the same human resource guidelines and activities that drive large organizations. This white paper is an overview of eight building blocks of an effective small-business HR program: payroll, employee... View
Better Employee Management: Payroll Better Employee Management: Eight Critical Areas for Small-Business Success Payroll There's nothing more important to employees than their paychecks, but keeping accurate records and issuing timely and correct payrolls is a complex task. Do small-business owners have the time and... View
Better Employee Management: Employee Communication Better Employee Management: Eight Critical Areas for Small-Business Success Employee Communication   View
Better Employee Management: Benefits Better Employee Management: Eight Critical Areas for Small-Business Success Benefits In general, employees of small businesses do not have the same access to benefits as those who work for large companies. Big firms traditionally have offered benefits packages that have included health-care... View
Better Employee Management: Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention Better Employee Management: Eight Critical Areas for Small-Business Success Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention In most cases, employees are a small business's greatest assets. Good safety practices help keep workers safe and reduce insurance premiums.  View
Better Employee Management: Compliance Better Employee Management: Eight Critical Areas for Small-Business Success Compliance Federal and state departments of labor enforce wage and hour laws and regulations. Adherence to federal and state laws and regulations helps to show your employees that they matter, while making efforts to... View
Better Employee Management: Interviewing and Hiring Better Employee Management: Eight Critical Areas for Small-Business Success Interviewing and Hiring One of the most important HR functions in any business is recruiting and selecting top people. If your company relies on outdated or ineffective interviewing and hiring techniques, you might be... View
Better Employee Management: Employee Motivation and Development Better Employee Management: Eight Critical Areas for Small-Business Success Employee Motivation and Development A worldwide study showed that engaged employees are happy employees. Half of "engaged" employees said they had no plans to leave their company, while 15% of the "... View
Better Employee Management: Employee Separation Better Employee Management: Eight Critical Areas for Small-Business Success Employee Separation Employers should consider the best practices below when an employee is terminated. It's also important to contact your local Department of Labor for any state-specific requirements. View