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5 Ways Small and Midsize Businesses Can Strengthen Their Hiring Process

Half of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) cite hiring new employees as the top challenge facing their business, according to the Wasp Barcode 2017 Small Business Report. And as a company grows, so do its recruitment challenges. Fortunately, SMBs can take definitive steps to improve their hiring process. Here are five of the best: 1. Do your due[…]

Rethinking the Annual Pay Raise

Is the traditional annual raise worth it? According to research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the top 8% of workers saw an average of 4.8% base pay increase, versus only 0.9% (or less) for the lowest performing 9% of workers. But even a 5% raise isn’t necessarily much. The median household income[…]

The 2018 Human Resources Trends to Keep an Eye On

More than half of organizations will be hiring in 2018 – but still at a slowing rate. According to the LinkedIn 2017 Global Recruiting Trends Report, over half (56%) of recruiters say their hiring volume will increase in the next year. However, that represents a drop of 5 points over the past two years, and challenges remain.[…]

Three Strategies to Help Employers Address Workplace Bullying

The 2017 U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey from the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) reveals that a fifth (19%) of American workers are bullied, and another 19% witness it. Perhaps even worse is the fact that employer and coworker reactions can compound the situation: 71% of U.S. employers and 60% of coworkers react to the bullying in ways[…]

Hindsight is 20/20: 3 Startups That Really Should Have Invested in HR

HR isn’t really necessary, is it, when you only have a handful of employees? That’s a question that many startups and newly formed small businesses ask themselves. They have limited resources: every bit of capital needs to go to their revenue-generating product or service; and with only a small team of employees, time is always[…]

Technology That Helps Small Business Owners Drive Growth

The right technology investments can help drive growth for small business owners (although employees sometimes need some convincing). According to a new study from SAP SE, one-third of small-to-midsize businesses are “well under way in applying technology to connect people, devices and businesses.” The same study also hinted at the reason why: the same companies also saw[…]