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Minimize Your Risk of Liability: Tips for Handling Alcohol at Holiday Parties

We often look forward to holiday parties each year with our co-workers. Sometimes too much holiday cheer can result in trouble for an employer. Unfortunately for employers, sexual harassment allegations, assault complaints and other related claims stemming from the annual holiday party have become more and more prevalent over the years. Holiday parties create an increased […]

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Unpaid Internships Raise Legal Risks

I am often asked by small business owners, “Should I  hire  interns?”  Although unpaid internships provide a method for teaching students to get the needed experience, there are a number of legal challenges. As you may know I had three (3) interns myself over the Summer.  They were learning about Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Networking.  For […]

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Does Your Company Have a Texting Policy?

Most people are aware that texting as a norm has exploded over the past several years.  Typically, the younger you are, the more you are texting.  Texting is the most popular communications activity among young adults who ultimately prefer to be reached by text message than by phone or email.  It is instant communication.            […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Dealing with Bad Reviews

In today’s tech-savvy world having an online presence for your business seems to be becoming a necessity.  Technology has made it easier for companies to communicate with  their followers.  The only downfall: anyone can post anything they want online in an instant.  People can now use the internet and their various technology platforms to share […]

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How to Drive Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a sliding scale that can have a major impact on your business.  High engagement can help to increase employee productivity, creativity, and job satisfaction.  It is important to act on building employee engagement to make your business the best it can be.  If your constantly reacting to employee turnover and under performance […]

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Are You Managing Performance Effectively?

Many businesses have performance management programs but is yours successful or is it falling short?  To get the most out of your performance management program there are three major questions you should ask. 1) Why do you want a performance management program? 2) Which type of program will work best for you? 3) How you […]

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Safety Training on a Budget

With the recession workplace budgets are getting tighter but the need to maintain a safe workplace will always remain.  Safety training is a worthwhile investment for any business and it can do a lot to help reduce the risk of accidents and injuries while at work.  Trying to fit safety training into your tight budget […]

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Issues to Consider When Growing in Staff Size

Increasing staff size can be a major transition for a small business.  Roles within the company itself and how staff members interact with each other can be affected as a result of this change.  These changes can cause a number of challenges to the company’s strategic focus, internal structure and processes but effective management can […]

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Should I Use Craigslist to Hire ?

I often receive calls asking me, “can help the employer to hire a quality person?”  Before I say yes, I typically ask a few questions”  What sources have you already tried? What type of position are you trying to fill? Do you have a budget to do this? Inevitabley I hear – Well I posted […]

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CWE: HR Considerations for Entrepreneurs

STARTING A BUSINESS IS NO SMALL TASK, and with so many logistics to manage, it is essential to remember the importance of Human Resources. Attend this workshop to learn the basic HR considerations that every entrepreneur should know. This workshop will cover how to: Comply with hiring laws Handle employee discipline Prevent harassment Provide time […]

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