Archive | Human Resources

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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You Don’t Know, What You Don’t Know!

Yesterday while talking to a prospective client, it became apparent to me that I am a subject matter expert.  I am not bragging or tooting my own horn here but Human Resources is a complex field.  What I took for granted from a business owner is that they knew what they needed.  WRONG ASNWER – […]

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Should You Allow Employee’s Time Off to Vote?

As Election Day approaches, employers must take note that most states have enacted laws requiring employers to allow employees time off to vote, sometimes with pay, subject to the individual’s hours of work and the times when the polls are open. In some states, employers are required to post notices in advance of an election, […]

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