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A common thread among many small businesses is that the business owner, or their “go-to person,” typically a manager, is wearing multiple hats. They are acting as an owner/manager, and they are fulfilling the role of a “missing link”—an employee that does not exist
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
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
Many small business owners get started on the path to entrepreneurship to pursue their passions and offer their own potential to the marketplace rather than to manage employees. But when a business grows, it is inevitable that other people and their needs and wants enter the mix of managing a
You Can’t Ignore the 46 Percent: Here’s How to Engage Them Before It’s Too Late How much do you really know about Millennials? The stereotype surrounding the latest generation of workers is not particularly positive, but this image has persisted because many people simply don’t understand how Millennials’ development — including early exposure to team

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