Seven Reasons Up-to-Date Job Descriptions Are a Must

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From business owners and management to HR and employees, the degree of people who depend on accurate, up-to-date job descriptions spans across your entire organization. Up-to-date job descriptions aid in determining appropriate compensation for...

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Deciphering the Acronyms: Types of Managed Care Plans

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About 153 million working Americans – more than half – rely on employer-sponsored health insurance, according to the 2019 benchmark KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) Employer Health Benefits Survey. This makes employers the principal source of...

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How HR Tech Can Improve Your Business’ Open Enrollment Experience

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The uses of technology seem to be endless. And with the focus increasingly being placed on the user experience, helping to create a seamless, positive experience, more and more small and medium-sized businesses have turned to HR technology to...

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Five Effective Employee Retention Strategies

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Employee retention is arguably one of the most critical strategies for small business success, especially in today’s historically tight labor market. The unemployment rate nationally has hovered at or below 4% since April 2018. That makes...

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Money Isn’t Everything: How to Motivate Employees without Money

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Small and mid-sized business owners often think their employees are at risk for cherry-picking by other companies who can offer higher wages. But most of the time, pay level alone won’t persuade workers to go somewhere else. It also won’t...

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Not on My Watch: Six Types of Harassment in the Workplace

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The #MeToo movement, which marks its two-year anniversary this month, has catapulted sexual harassment to the forefront of the American consciousness and forever solidified the rules for acceptable workplace behaviors. While #MeToo has garnered...

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To Make Employees Feel Engaged, Benefits Matter

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The best members of every work team are more than just talented. They’re also fully engaged in the company’s mission and purpose. Those are the workers every employer wants. Why? Because engaged employees are loyal and productive employees. They...

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No Call No Show Employees: What to Do When They Reappear

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Emergencies happen. As an employer, you must navigate the many mishaps and setbacks — big and small — that employees will find themselves facing outside of work. Deaths in the family, car troubles and sudden hospital visits are all in the mix. In...

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Succession Planning for the Small Business Owner

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As a small business owner, you go through the risk, sacrifice and hard work to build your business from the ground up. And with all of this time and effort put into building and creating, not many successful owners, like yourself, are dreaming of...

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Right to Disconnect: Guidelines for Contacting Employees After Hours

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After the workday and the commute home, most employees just want to unwind. But in the middle of their personal time, managers and coworkers might be sending out emails, and inevitably, some of those emails go to employees who are off work. To an...

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