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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 If your company relies on outdated or ineffective interviewing and hiring techniques, you might be...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
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
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
7 Credibility Busters for a Small Business For almost any small business, credibility is critical. If you aren’t credible, customers won’t trust in your ability to deliver a good product or service, and are more likely to take their business elsewhere. Lack of credibility also leads to a poor reputation, more complaints and... View
Female Leaders on How to Achieve Work-Life Balance From corporate CEOs to "mompreneurs," women in high-stress, demanding leadership positions often find work-life balance to be a challenging goal to achieve. While the excitement of being in charge can be a great motivator to succeed, the responsibilities of leading a business on top... View
Boosting Customer Loyalty with Big Data Are you paying attention to your existing customers? If not, you may want to reconsider your priorities: According to a new report, more than half of the annual revenue for 61 percent of small business owners comes from repeat buyers. View