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How to Write an Effective Request for Proposal (RFP) to a PEO

As outsourcing HR becomes more popular and more cost effective – according to the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs), HR administration costs PEO clients an average of 25.7% less when compared to all employers – more and more companies are seeking good partners to handle many of their HR tasks. A critical element[…]

How to Document Employee Performance

Documentation is armor against labor law litigation. “No matter what type of employment litigation is at issue, the amount of documentation an employer has dramatically increases the odds of prevailing in litigation,” writes litigation attorney Anthony Zaller in a blog post. Surprisingly, however, many employers neglect creating and retaining documentation outside of records specifically mandated[…]

Does Your Recruiting Adequately Account for Soft Skills?

According to LinkedIn’s 2017 Global Recruiting Trends Report, soft skills assessments are one of the most important trends that will define the future of recruiting. In fact, 44% of respondents to a survey by Adecco Staffing USA identified a lack of soft skills as the biggest proficiency gap in the U.S. workforce. Two-thirds of hiring managers[…]

Top 3 HR Issues Facing Newly Formed Businesses

Newly formed businesses and startups may be tempted to bypass Human Resources in favor of other business units, like marketing, sales, finance, etc. After all, if they’re newly formed, they probably don’t have many employees yet anyways, so why worry about HR at that point? Well, here are three HR issues that every new business[…]

3 Ways HR is Different for Small Businesses than Enterprise Organizations

At heart, human resources (HR) means the same things for any organization that work with employees: managing the employee lifecycle from hiring through termination or resignation, handling “transactional” activities like payroll and benefits processing, and developing strategies for optimizing the workforce. From there, however, HR’s role and activities can vary widely between large and small[…]

Tips for Successful Succession Planning at Small Businesses

The Harvard Business Review reports that every year 10% to 15% of corporations must appoint a new CEO; yet research from Stanford University has found that only about half of boards have a specific successor in mind to prepare for such an event. It’s even worse at small businesses, where 58% of small business owners[…]

Small Business Trends 2019: Business Gains, Hiring Pains.

How has this year been treating small businesses? So far, the world of small business in the U.S. has been going well. “Job openings and plans to create jobs remain historically very strong,” says William Dunkelberg, Chief Economics of the National Federation of Independent Business. Business owners themselves agree: according to a CNBC survey, over[…]

Why Small Businesses Should Take Records Management Seriously

Former U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge John Facciola says, “If your clients don’t have a records management system, they may as well take their money out into the parking lot and set it on fire.” He’s not wrong. Improper or inadequate recordkeeping can be devastating when businesses are hit by audits, investigations, or litigation that[…]

How Not to Lose Your Small Business After a Data Breach or Cyber-Attack

The U.S. National Cyber Security Alliance found that 60% of small businesses closed their doors within six months of an attack. That’s a shocking statistic, but it makes sense. Huge enterprises like Equifax, Capital One, and Yahoo! have the resources to weather the storm. Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) often do not. The major reason[…]

10 Workplace Conflict Resolution Best Practices

No workplace is conflict-free. In fact, workplace conflict is likely more common than most employers probably realize – and it erodes more productivity than any employer wants. CPP Inc. – the organization that publishes the Myers-Briggs personality assessment and the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument – commissioned a study of workplace conflict and found that employees[…]