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, […]

ACA Compliance Update: What You Need to Know

If you are a small business owner waiting to get definitive word on the long-term future of health care regulations, then you will have to wait a bit longer. For now, however, the immediate future is more certain than it has been for many months. This is due to the Senate voting against Republican efforts […]

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 […]

Can a PEO Really Save You Money?

As a small business owner, you know how important every dollar your company spends is. You want to make your money count and help you down the path to achieving your entrepreneurial goals. You also know that your time is important, and frequently way too much of it is spent on logistical and administrative details. […]

encouraging employee autonomy

Encouraging Employee Autonomy

Cultivating and maintaining effective employee autonomy within your company can be one of the most difficult tasks any manager faces. How do you encourage employees to be self-directed and motivated while retaining the company’s vision, direction, and goals? How do you utilize your employees’ wide range of skill sets and proficiencies in a way that […]

4 Myths About Overtime Debunked

There are many myths out there about overtime rules, regulations, exemptions, and specifics. However, it is incredibly important that employers do not fall for these inaccurate assumptions, but instead follow overtime rules as they are meant to be followed. According to The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are required to pay non-exempt employees at an […]

Protecting Your Time as a Small Business Owner

As a small business owner, possibly your most valuable resource, and the one that is the hardest to hold onto, is your time. Between all the hats you are asked to wear while running your company, answering questions from every direction about every small detail, and time spent in meetings, you are likely to end […]

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, […]

Responding to Criticism as an Entrepreneur

Responding to Criticism as an Entrepreneur

Criticism, at some level at least, is basically guaranteed as an entrepreneur. This becomes increasingly true as you accomplish any real level of success. As this happens, it also becomes more and more important that you become skilled at responding to criticism. Identifying Types of Criticism Not all criticism is created equally, nor does it […]

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? […]