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So you’ve decided you need to hire a marketing firm or freelancer for a marketing project.  You’ve determined your goals and written up an RFP (if you plan on getting quotes from multiple places.) Now you need to develop a list of candidates. But with so many
10 Ways to Prevent Employee Theft and Fraud Employee theft is one of the most serious problems facing small business owners in the U.S. According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), an employee is 15 times more likely than a non-employee to steal from an employer, and employees account for an estimated 44 percent of
With many provisions of the Affordable Care Act going into effect next year, business owners are asking a lot of questions about the cost of offering a benefit program to their employees. Dollars spent on benefits are taken directly from the profits of the business. However, small business owners
Working Under the Influence? Small Businesses Face Sobriety Problem There is a good chance that not all of your employees come to work each day clean and sober. Nearly 10 percent of small businesses had employees show up for work last year while under the influence of at least one controlled substance, according to a new study by small business insurance provider
6 Tips and Tactics for Hiring Seasonal Help Millions of small businesses in the U.S. hire seasonal, summer, holiday or other part-time and temporary help. But finding such workers – especially good ones – isn’t easy and comes with a unique set of requirements compared to full time employees.
Hiring, recruiting, managing people and benefits, along with so much more all fall under the category of human resources. While many small business owners feel HR can be a taxing task, Linda Kraus of Paychex says, "HR is a process, not a luxury or something nice to have... it's a
You know that you need marketing to increase sales and get the word out. But do you need to hire a professional? Maybe you have already sunk in time and effort with ideas that flopped. How can you be sure you are getting a good return for your business?  Based on 20+ years experience in a
Workforce training has become a critical component to maintaining a competitive workforce. It can be vital to the individual employee as well as the business as a whole. Training takes place every day, in numerous ways, and can be used to serve many purposes. In its simplest form, it teaches
The processes businesses use to hire and recruit workers often consist of manual processes that result in low visibility and control, inefficiencies, lower quality candidates, and turnover. In fact, recent client research reveals that only a small percentage of businesses automate their processes
Truly, your most valuable asset is your employees.  To recruit and retain the best and the brightest in today’s competitive labor market, you must follow sound human-resource practices. You may be called upon to do everything from writing job descriptions to background checks. You may

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