October 29, 2015 8:00 AM
In January of 2016, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will begin to directly impact businesses with between 50-99 employees. While health insurance rates have been impacting business owners since the start of the ACA several years ago, those companies with 50-99 employees haven’t had to offer healthcare or face a fine. That’s changing in a couple of months.
The interesting thing about the ACA is that the very people it is supposed to help, low income workers, seem to be the ones least interested getting their healthcare, even when it’s offered by their employers.
October 27, 2015 8:00 AM
Unlike other massive social networks like Facebook or Twitter, LinkedIn is dedicated to professionals. Over 40 million users in a variety of industries have profiles on the network, giving you potential access to several new business leads.
October 20, 2015 8:00 AM
Hundreds of millions of people use Twitter, offering you plenty of potential to find customers in need of your services. Due to the volume and variety of content shared each and every day, Twitter can be overwhelming at first, but a little guidance can go a long way. Here are some tips for finding potential opportunities on the social platform.
September 22, 2015 8:00 AM
Whether someone put in his or her two-week notice or needs to be fired, the exit of an employee is not an easy process. There are a number of steps that need to be taken when an employee leaves. Proper procedures can be the difference between a clean break or a messy breakup that could lead to a claim by the former employee. Here are 10 steps to take during the departure process.
September 15, 2015 8:00 AM
Employee performance reviews can offer useful insight into how your employees are performing if done well. An open, honest review can help motivate employees and provide employers with opportunities to improve internal processes. Here are four tips to making your employee reviews more effective.
September 8, 2015 8:00 AM
Once you’ve hired a new employee, there’s a lot of work to get them up to speed with the rest of the company. The training process is an important part of the employee lifecycle. An effective program will allow your new hire to make an impact as quickly as possible.
Preparation and in-person teaching are key elements of training, so use the following tips to help your new employees learn the ins-and-outs of your office.
August 25, 2015 8:00 AM
Once you’ve recruited some potential candidates, you’ll want to meet them. An interview is usually the first chance you’ll get to meet a potential employee, giving you the opportunity to see just who might be the newest member of your team.
When it comes to the interview prospect, you’ll have to make a judgement call for your business. Here are some suggestions to help you optimize your interviews.
August 18, 2015 8:00 AM
When it comes to your employees, you want the best of the best. Top candidates aren’t always easy to find, however. Recruitment is the first step in the employee lifecycle, and you want to make sure that you have a talented pool of prospects to choose from. Here are the places that you should be looking.
August 11, 2015 8:00 AM
When you own a small business, you don’t always have the personnel to handle your HR functions, which can leave you having to take charge. Unfortunately, these extra duties can end up hurting your business.
Having to handle things like payroll takes time, which could be used to help grow your business. Even more, handling your own payroll can end up costing your business money and putting more stress on yourself.
August 6, 2015 8:00 AM
As far as titles go, I know this one isn’t too catchy. I mean, we all know the taxman’s coming. He always is. What else is new? Nothing yet, but if President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2016 budget goes through unscathed, a lot may be new according to Thomas and Thorngren.