Hiring, Motivation

HR 101 FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

Planning the future of your business can get overwhelming. With the myriad duties of a small business owner, human resources can easily slip through the cracks, and eventually spin out of control. Your mind is on the money, which is great, because money matters, right? It’s what keeps the business going. However, if you lose …

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Conflict Resolution, Termination, Training

5 Times You’ll Be Glad You Had HR

We’ve found that companies often don’t realize they need HR services until it’s too late. In this blog post, we focus on 5 specific instances when you’ll be incredibly happy that you’ve employed a human resources professional. 1. Opening your business When starting a business, HR will help eliminate a lot of unnecessary headache. More …

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Motivation

We’re Busting These 3 HR Myths

HR commonly has a reputation for being boring, for encouraging tattling or complaining, and for killing expressive thought and behavior. In this blog post, we carefully dismantle each of these myths, countering them with relevant info on how HR is necessary for a successful, thriving business. Myth 1: HR is boring. Somehow, people have gotten …

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Training

“Compliance” Isn’t a Dirty Word

Sure, it sounds sort of scary. But with properly trained personnel, compliance doesn’t have to be frightening. It definitely doesn’t have to be the dirty word that some would make it out to be. Done properly, compliance at your company should be like your home’s air conditioner: working perfectly behind the scenes. And much like …

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Recruiting

Trouble with recruiting? Employ some different tactics.

Recruiting in the information age has come a long way. As recently as 1997, only about 20% of companies used the internet to find potential employees. As people became more comfortable online, job boards began to spring up, and the percentage soared. In 2018, most employers realize that the internet is their most important tool …

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Training

HR compliance isn’t just a good idea. It’s the law.

Growing companies aren’t always aware of the legal pitfalls they face when it comes to HR compliance or how expensive it can be when they’re not in compliance. For example, if you don’t have I-9 forms (the ones that verify identity and employment authorization) for every employee, you could face fines of up to $1,100 …

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Motivation

Creating a thriving company culture is on you, leaders.

As one of the primary decision makers at your company, you have the power to put the pieces into play to ensure your employees are thriving. But how? What are the steps to acquiring a stellar company culture where employees are satisfied and productive? As Louisville’s experts in all things human resources, we know a …

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Recruiting

Why Do Most Companies Outsource Recruitment?

The most important decision you make is hiring the right people to represent your business. There are several excellent reasons to outsource your recruiting and many benefits you will realize from doing such. Whether you are looking to outsource all or part of your recruitment process, or you need to find those key individuals to …

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Benefits, Motivation, Training

The Cost Benefit Analysis of Human Resources

To fully understand the Cost Benefit of your Human Resources Department, it is important to acknowledge what the responsibilities are at each level and who is accountable. Transactional Level responsibilities frequently include daily functions as they relate to compliance adherence, payroll, employee relations, employee benefits and administration, and initial recruiting/hiring functions. Operational Level responsibilities concentrate …

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Training

The Real Cost of Poor HR Practices

Not only are sound Human Resource practices critical, but there is no substitute. It doesn’t matter whether you are in the retail business, the service industry, a manufacturing firm or a contractor, or if you have 3 employees or 3,000 employees. The true cost of poor HR practices is overlooked by most businesses and often …

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Hiring, Recruiting

Why Should I Use a Staffing Agency?

Many employers have difficulty finding qualified candidates to fill job openings. Employers are quick to say there is a talent pool that lacks job skills, business knowledge, experience and formal qualifications. However, many of these same employers often avoid using staffing agencies because they believe cost to be a barrier. Frankly, this is the furthest …

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Benefits, Compensation, Conflict Resolution, Hiring, Motivation, Recruiting, Termination, Training

How Outsourcing HR Can Help Your Business

Every successful business model holds one common goal – the bottom line. Whether your business can afford to undertake a long-term strategy or must operate under short term goals, profitability is a factor which can not be ignored. Therefore, when it comes to developing a Human Resource department, opinions can become sharply divided. On the …

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Benefits, Training

How Does HR Outsourcing Work? (ASO vs. PEO)

Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) has become one of the fastest growing segments of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) market. According to Forbes, an estimated 50 percent of large companies outsource all or some of their HR services. Small businesses are now following the lead of larger companies and have quickly recognized that HRO is a …

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Hiring, Recruiting

Utilizing Different Types of Employment Screening Tests

Most companies test applicants for employment however the tests must be properly administered and non-discriminatory. Employers often use tests and other selection procedures to screen new applicants that they are considering hiring. The types of tests and selection procedures used include background checks, skills tests, credit checks, cognitive tests, personality tests, medical examinations to name …

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Hiring, Motivation, Recruiting, Training

HR Advantages: Small vs. Large Businesses

In order to meet the demands of their organization’s objectives, HR Managers must bring a high level of business acumen as well as creative solutions in order to balance employee expectations, regulatory oversight, and budgetary restraints. Think the large corporations have a hands-down advantage? The smaller organizations might just surprise you then! Consider the following …

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Compensation

Pros and Cons to Payroll Systems

Payroll systems for the most part, are generally classified as being in-house or outsourced. Sometimes, very small employers generate payroll on a manual basis, but in this world of automation this can lead to errors in reporting and compliance. A good system will not only allow you to pay employees and file payroll taxes, but …

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Conflict Resolution, Training

Discrimination at Work: Human Resource Reaction

Employment discrimination in the workplace is on the rise. Discrimination occurs when an employee is treated unfavorably because of his or her race, skin color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, or age. It is illegal to discriminate on anything related to employment. A business must not make assumptions based on race, gender, religion or age, …

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Benefits, Conflict Resolution, Hiring, Motivation, Recruiting, Training

HR Consulting Companies: Is Smaller or Larger Better?

The Human Resources consulting industry has a strong growth trend emerging. As is the case with any rapidly changing process, there are many advantages and disadvantages associated with the transition from what was a cottage business, to what is now a multibillion dollar industry. Starting back in the 1980s, many entrepreneurial oriented individuals embarked upon …

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Benefits, Compensation, Recruiting, Training

Improve Profitability with HR Tools

The demand continues to maintain high profit margins at most businesses, and to increase production while ensuring the best customer service remains intact. There are many programs that have proven to greatly assist in achieving these goals and the overall performance of many businesses. It is advisable to have measures in place for any programs …

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Benefits, Compensation, Training

How will the ACA affect Human Resources?

The passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is shaping up to be the most complex HR compliance challenge for employers in U.S. history. Many predicted the Supreme Court justices would strike down at least part, if not all the law as unconstitutional. However, that didn’t happen and caught many by surprise. …

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Hiring, Recruiting, Training

What is Required for Affirmative Action Plans & When are They Necessary?

Eliminating discrimination in the workplace remains a high priority for the government. One of the ways the United States combats discrimination is through affirmative action plans. Affirmative action plans are guidelines that encourage companies to actively seek out employees, vendors and contractors who belong to minority groups. For instance, a government contractor may implement a …

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