Five Steps to a Better Employee Handbook

Five Steps to a Better Employee Handbook

A company’s employee handbook is something that every employer should have might not feel worthy of much time or attention. At many jobs, it is simply an obligatory part of training or orientation that does little more than inform new employees of company rules and policies. However, it should be much more than that. Instead, […]

Employer Considerations For Pregnant Employees

Employer Considerations For Pregnant Employees

We are currently in the midst of the time of year between July and September when the most babies are born in America, peaking in mid-September with nine of the ten most common birthdays in America falling between September 9th through 20th.   This means that, as an employer, you are more likely than any […]

Why Does Employee Recognition Matter?

Why Does Employee Recognition Matter?

At some level, everyone likes to feel appreciated for what they do. Even if it is a simple “thank you” or acknowledgement of hard work done, it feels good to know other people notice what you’ve done. This is especially true in our professional lives. This is why, as an employer, it’s important for you to […]

The Importance of Employee Benefits in Recruiting

The Importance of Employee Benefits in Recruiting

As an entrepreneur trying to grow your business, it is vital to attract the right top-notch talent that will help you achieve your vision and turn your dreams into a reality. Frequently, though, this is easier said than done. After all, this kind of talent isn’t necessarily common, and typically won’t just come walking in, […]

7 Steps of an Employee Engagement Program

This is the third part in a series, Employee Engagement 101, by guest author Burl Haigwood, a Business Performance Consultant with Evolve Performance Group. In this final part of the series, Burl walks us through Evolve Performance Group’s program to help drive employee engagement so that you can have a better understanding of how to apply […]

Why Businesses Fail

This is the second part in a series, Employee Engagement 101, by guest author Burl Haigwood, a Business Performance Consultant with Evolve Performance Group. Check out the first part on employee engagement vs. disengagement, and watch for the final part on employee engagement programs coming next week!

Employee Engagement vs. Disengagement

This is the first part in a series, Employee Engagement 101, by guest author Burl Haigwood, a Business Performance Consultant with Evolve Performance Group. In this part, Burl talks about employee engagement and disengagement. Keep an eye out for the following parts on why engagement problems cause companies to fail, and how to build an effective employee engagement program in upcoming weeks!

When Contesting Unemployment Claims Makes Sense (And When it Doesn’t)

When Contesting Unemployment Claims Makes Sense (And When it Doesn’t)

Contesting unemployment claims is an important thing to understand as a small business owner. In certain situations, former employees are absolutely entitled to claim unemployment. Other times, however, these claims are worth contesting. When should you contest an unemployment claim, then? What circumstances do you need to look at in order to make this decision? […]

How to Strengthen Company Culture For Your Small Business

How to Strengthen Company Culture For Your Small Business

    Company culture is vital to the success of a small business. It helps not only bring in better talent, but also retain those employees because they feel happier and more comfortable at work. Employees are more engaged, motivated, and productive at work because they more passionately identify with the company’s mission.  Creating this […]

Improve Employee Happiness: Ban Email After Work Hours

Improve Employee Happiness: Ban Email After Work Hours

Technology has done many amazing things for business today. We can now be connected with a wider range of people across the globe at an instant. However, this also means that it has become much harder to truly disconnect from work and enjoy the rest of life after the work day is finished. Unfortunately, this […]