HR Management

Make This Common HR Mistake At Your Own Peril

Not having an employee handbook is one of the most common and detrimental HR mistakes. Employee handbooks serve a valuable and necessary role, since they clearly communicate company goals and policy. Not properly explaining these features can have potentially devastating effects on your business. In this post, we explore the ways employee handbooks can set …

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5 Common HR Mistakes Small Businesses Make

As a small business owner, you occupy a lot of roles — marketing, accounting, and human resources — and in some cases you might handle it all. It can be easy to let the HR side of things slip by the wayside, especially when things appear to be running smoothly. However, it’s important to understand …

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The Most Common HR Questions Answered

Maybe you’re not quite sure about the functions of HR, or perhaps you still have some unanswered questions about guidelines and compliance issues. In this blog post we’ll demystify the functions of HR and answer your most frequently asked questions about costs, compliance, and more. What does Human Resources do? HR has many functions: it …

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Does My Company Need an Affirmative Action Plan?

Affirmative action is a set of laws, policies, guidelines and administrative practices intended to end and correct the effects of specific forms of discrimination in hiring. Some employers assume that they need an affirmative action program in place to be in compliance with the Title VII requirements and state opportunity laws. In reality, while equal …

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Demystifying the Pros and Cons of Flextime in the Workplace

Flextime is becoming more and more popular among a diverse array of industries. By definition, flextime allows employees to complete their 40-hour work week through an alternative, sliding, or compressed schedule. In this blog post, we discuss some benefits and drawbacks of implementing flextime from a human resources perspective. Pro: Flextime can draw talent to …

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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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“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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Human Resources Challenges: Corporate vs. Manufacturing

Human Resource Managers across industries struggle with meeting similar goals. Recruitment, succession planning, and workforce development are only a few concerns which seem to transcend the boundaries of business categories. So, if the challenges are seemingly universal, can the same be said of the solutions? If you have had the opportunity to serve in both …

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