4 Company Culture Ideas that Will Bring New Life to Your Business

Oct 22, 2018

4 Company Culture Ideas that Will Bring New Life to Your Business

Company culture is an important element in every business. Does yours need a makeover? Read these 4 company culture ideas for a renewed environment.

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Depending on the industry that you're in, the cost of onboarding an employee can cost you upwards of $25,000. If you're not working to keep everyone you have and help your most talented employees thrive, you're not working to build a stable company culture. If you're searching for company culture ideas, don't run to order ping pong table and beanbag chairs when it's your employees that make the culture.

Here are four ideas you should consider to build a better company culture.

1. Make Collaboration a Must

If it's not already baked into what you do, you need to create a culture by having your team collaborate more often and more effectively. Without a team building effort and an atmosphere that inspires people to work together,...

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Your Guide to Creating an Employee Handbook

Oct 08, 2018

Your Guide to Creating an Employee Handbook

Creating an employee handbook is a great way to set out your expectations as well as your company aims and ethos. We look at how to create one right here.

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Are you wasting paper and printer toner making handbooks that no one reads? Or, are you spending valuable time sending it via email to your staff?

Here's the truth: if your employees don't feel motivated to read it, they won't.

There are a ton of ways to write an employee handbook that actually gets read. You can still include the important rules and guidelines. But, the way you put this important book together must change.

Creating an employee handbook can be easy. These steps will take it from paper waste to the important file; keep reading to find out how.

1. Don't Be Dull

One reason your employees don't care about the handbook is that it's boring. Employee handbooks are often written like legal contracts full of threats.

Consider how...

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Dress for Success: How to Create a Dress Code Policy

Sep 24, 2018

Dress for Success: How to Create a Dress Code Policy

Creating a dress code policy ensures that your employees look professional at all times. Learn how to create a dress code policy with this useful guide.

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Dress code policies might seem like overkill for a small business. But every company needs a dress code, including yours.

Why? Today, business wardrobes are leaning more towards casual dress. Some companies forego dress codes altogether. They feel that workers do best when they're wearing clothes that are comfortable.

But not having a dress code is an open invitation to future problems. If there is no dress code, someone is going to push the limit. This could cause safety problems or customer service issues. It could even end with a lawsuit for discrimination.

These are all reasons that it's better to have a dress code policy for your business. For tips on how to create the best company dress code, keep reading.

Why You Need a Dress Code Policy...

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Small Business? Group Benefits? No Way!

Aug 27, 2018

This is the usual reaction I find when a small business of twenty employees or less is approached about employee health, dental or vision benefits.

 

Many believe it’s too expensive. Well, it may be. But too expensive for who? The employer? I think not. The employee, maybe, but let the employee decide that for themselves. Offering benefits can only enhance an employer’s image to recruits regardless of the expense to either side.

 

Employee benefits, in the last five years, have become much less stringent on the rules regarding what an employer must contribute, how much paperwork an employer must complete and who can enroll, save for the ACA guideline regarding husband and wife groups but we’ll get to that later.

 

In today’s benefit marketplace many carriers have relaxed the regulations regarding employer contributions to be so minimal it allows for any employer to at least make a benefit offering. For example, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield,...

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Does Your Business Need a Recruitment Tip? Here Are 9 Tips From the HR Pros

Aug 23, 2018

Do You Need a Recruitment Tip? Here Are 9 Tips From the HR Pros

Does your company have a successful recruiting strategy? If you think you need a recruitment tip or two, click here! Here are 9 recruiting tips from the HR pros.

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Statistically speaking, every corporate job opening gets 250 resumes for a single job. For your business, this means a lot of CVs and resumes to sift through in order to find the one stellar candidate that fits the role.

How exactly does your business go about recruiting for job openings in order to find that perfect candidate? Have you always attracted the right type of people you're looking to hire, or do you need a little bit of extra help when it comes to creating the best staff you possibly can? Do you need a recruitment tip or two to get things going?

Read on for 9 awesome recruitment tips from some of HR's best.

1. Use Social Media to Promote Job Openings

Nearly 2 in 3 employees stated that their employer did not know...

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HIPAA Compliance and HR: 6 Things You Need to Know

Aug 01, 2018

HIPAA Compliance and HR: 6 Things You Need to Know

If your small business deals with sensitive patient/client information, then you're going to want your HR staff to be well versed in HIPAA laws and regulations. Here are 6 things you need to know about HIPPA compliance and your HR team.

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In your role, you have access to plenty of sensitive information. Your colleagues are trusting you to keep it safe. But what does the law say about privacy rights?

One of the most highly protected types of information is health-related data. Some HR records only contain scattered pieces of health information in employees' employment records, like sick notes and workers' compensation claims. Others small businesses that use a self-insured method to pay for employees' medical expenses have much more information.

How much of this information is protected by HIPAA, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability? The information below will help you abide by HIPAA...

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5 HR Tasks That Need to Be Done By Every Company

Jul 10, 2018

5 HR Duties That Need to Be Done By Every Company

Every company has human resource issues they need to sort out, even if they don't have an HR department. Here are 5 HR duties every company should stay on top of.

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It's 2018, and your small business needs to get with the times. No offense to the dedicated and kind people who work in small business now, we mean the industry as a whole.

Within a small business, there are still HR duties many companies aren't doing and some that needed to go a long time ago.

Is your company with the times? How are you using employee programs? Do you still have punitive programs in place?

What about new technology? All these things need a makeover or at least an upgrade. Lucky for you, we've done most of the research.

Learn how to get HR modern below.

Start Internal

Before you go and use our expert tips, you should start with your experts: your current management and leadership team. What do they think needs to change?

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7 Ways In Which HR Solutions For Small Business Can Save Your Company

Jun 25, 2018

7 Ways In Which HR Solutions For Small Business Can Save Your Company

When running a small business, it's as difficult to stick to your budget as it is essential. HR solutions for small business can help you pinch those pennies. Here are 7 ways in which HR experts can save you money.

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A small business is only as good as its management and budgeting when it is first getting started. No matter what kind of industry you operate in or how good of a product you have, these are the things that keep you on track. You can easily find yourself in some serious trouble without such leadership to guide the business and the resources to fund everything.

These skills develop as time goes on, leading you to more opportunities to make your business increasingly...

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How Can A Human Resource Guide Help Your Small Business Grow?

Jun 18, 2018

How Can A Human Resource Guide Help Your Small Business

Can a human resource guide help grow your small business? Yes, it can, in fact, do so. While you're busy being a superstar in your industry, an HR solution can help you hire the right people, screen workers, and much more. Click here to learn how your business can thrive when you entrust your HR work to the experts.

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For many companies across the world, their biggest challenge is managing employees. It's also difficult for them to manage the costs that come with hiring new employees as they grow.

But, keeping teams happy and informed is essential if you want your business to prosper.

Outsourcing your human resources services can help you offload important and time-consuming tasks. Better yet, you'll be handing these over to an expert in the field that can offer...

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Human Resource Confidentiality: How Does HR Handle Your Business's Sensitive Info

Jun 11, 2018

Human Resource Confidentiality: How Does HR Handle Your Business's Sensitive Info

Human Resource Confidentiality: How Does HR Handle Your Sensitive Info

Every business has confidential information, both in terms of their employees and their clients. Your small business is no exception. Here is what you can expect from an HR professional in terms of human resource confidentiality.

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In August of 2017, an employee of an independent State Farm agent was facing multiple charges. It seems she was bilking customers of their cash. The initial amount was $38,000.

As a customer-facing employee, the processing of premium payments is standard. And, some of her processing was gracing her checking account.

But, both she and the State Farm agent are not employees of the insurance giant. All agents are...

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