Starting a family business can come from the most innocent beginnings. Imagine you’re sitting around the table, enjoying a Sunday dinner with your family, made from all of grandma’s best recipes. These are your go-to recipes for every family function, potluck event, or when a new neighbor moves in. Everyone you know loves this food,..
Hiring your first employee can be incredibly overwhelming. You’ve made the decision that you need additional help, and perhaps outsourcing to freelancers just isn’t enough any longer. But, knowing you are responsible for someone else’s livelihood can certainly be enough to keep you awake at night. That’s why it’s exceedingly important that you’ve explored everything..
Is your company experiencing high employee turnover? Here are a few tips to increase employee retention. Simply put, employee turnover is what happens when you lose some staff and hire their replacements. As many as 50 percent of all employees leave a job within two years and 25 percent leave within the first six months…
Reward employees to boost morale, retention and productivity As a business owner, you know the importance of keeping your employees, especially the top ones, happy and wanting to return to work each day. It’s important for any business owner, manager or human resources team to understand how to identify top employees. It’s also equally important to understand..
You’ve done all you can to grow your business and now you’re seeing the fruits of your labour. You are getting more calls and your employees are getting busier. There was a time in the not so distant past that you were struggling to find things to do – now the obverse is happening –..
June, also known as National Safety Month, is quickly approaching. If you own or manage a business, now is the time to start planning safety training sessions, equipment upgrades and employee education classets to make your office a safer place. Read on for a breakdown of the month’s four weekly themes and some ideas about..
Successful business owners understand that investing in the job satisfaction of their employees is the same thing as investing in their business. When employees feel content at work, they perform better, have less absenteeism and develop a sense of loyalty to the company. What kind of extras does it take to keep employees happy? Obviously,..
Organizing a company holiday party requires diplomacy, planning and skill. It’s also challenging to create a festive atmosphere that balances professional behavior with casual party mode. Here are several rules for human resources professionals to keep in mind when planning an enjoyable and fun holiday office party. Who’s Invited? Start by deciding if the party..
There was a time in American business when entrepreneurial spirit was enough to ensure profitability and vitality. In the 21st century, however, companies know that in order to remain a step ahead of the competition they need to be innovative, smart and have their fingers on the pulse of modern trends. Improving company focus and increasing..
Human resources may not be what you actually consider them to be. If you’re an employee of a business, you likely think of human resources as the department that helped hire you, runs payroll and deals with any conflict within the office. On the other hand, if you’re a business owner, your human resources are all..