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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
What to Include in an Employee Handbook A comprehensive employee handbook is a beneficial resource for communicating with your staff about key workplace issues. Employees with a clear understanding of policies may be less likely to waste time and energy because they know what's expected of them and what... View
Employer Shared Responsibility Under health care reform, employers have responsibilities to provide their employees with health insurance coverage. These responsibilities are addressed in the Employer Shared Responsibility (ESR) provisions of the Affordable Care Act.  View
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. View
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... View
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... View
Communication Cures for Younger Workers A highly capable young woman I hired not long ago recently came to me with a minor dilemma. A social media account she was taking over was linked to a phone number we didn’t recognize – possibly an ex-employee. She was wondering how to contact the person via text. View
What Should You Pay for Marketing Services? 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?  View
How to Hire Employees for Your Startup Employees. You may be the brains of your business, but the people you hire will be your company’s backbone. But hiring employees isn’t just as simple and doing a few interviews and picking the right candidate. You’ll also need to file some official paperwork. We’ll show... View