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 […]

What Does Employee Engagement Mean

What Does Employee Engagement Mean?

Employee engagement is definitely a buzzword that has been discussed greatly in the business world over the last few years. While some of these buzzwords and hot topics tend to be in vogue for a while then fall away when people realize they were more of a trend than anything else, employee engagement is one […]

Staying Productive: Let the Sun Shine Outside, On Your Business, and In Your Mind

With nice spring and summer weather just around the corner, it’s likely that your mind will start wandering to things like swimming pools, BBQs, pina coladas, and well, anything other than work, really. Staying productive is tough when there’s an abundance of nice weather outside, but you have an abundance of work to get done […]

The State of the Revised FLSA Overtime Rule and How It Impacts Your Small Business

The State of the Revised FLSA Overtime Rule and How It Impacts Your Small Business

Change can be an incredibly stressful thing, especially in business. If the change is one you can anticipate and properly plan for, then this stress can be reduced. However, whenever there is any level of uncertainty around big changes, then this stress is compounded. One of the biggest points of stress and uncertainty for businesses […]

10 questions to ask before hiring a peo

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a PEO Company

Ready to radically reduce the complexity of running your business and having employees? Looking to free up your time and your HR staff’s time to focus on the more important business initiatives? Do you wish you had more time to work on things like: Hiring and Recruitment Engagement and Retention Culture Growth Initiatives It might […]

8 Common HR Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (Part 2)

Last week, we covered the first four of the most common HR mistakes we see small business owners make, how to avoid them, and how to correct any that you have already made. This week, we are back with the next four mistakes we see being commonly made. Just like it was with Part 1, […]

1099 vs W2: How 4 Different Agencies View Independent Contractor Relationships [Infographic]

There are many reasons that employers need to understand the differences between 1099 vs W2. The misclassification of independent contractors is a serious issue our country is facing right now, and failing to meet rules and regulations in order to remain compliant could potentially land your company in hot water. However, you do not only […]

Myths About Independent Contractors

12 Myths About Independent Contractors Debunked by DOL [Infographic]

The misclassification of employees as independent contractors is an incredibly serious problem our country is facing right now. While some companies do this maliciously because they hope to save money and get a leg up on the competition, many are simply mistaken about which classification is correct. This problem is only made worse by many […]