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Proposed Marijuana Legislation Leaves Employers in the Weeds

While we hear a lot about the benefits of legalizing recreational marijuana—the business opportunities it provides, expungement of criminal records, where dispensaries will be located and the like—no one is talking about the human resource ramifications. Yes, decriminalizing recreational marijuana is a …

Why Evidence-Based Decision Making Will Grow your Company

A business owner wouldn’t make a decision without looking at the data behind it—what do the sales numbers look like? How much revenue do we need to make in order to offset the decision I’m about to make? Does it fit into …

Look In From The Outside. What Do Prospective Hires See?

If you’ve been in the HR game for a while, you know that human resources folks love nothing more than a new buzz word. The latest one? “New joiner experience.” This term basically captures everything that your employee faces when they come …

4 Ways to Ease Your HR Burden

Running your own business is not easy and more often than not you’ll feel like you’re being pulled in all kinds of directions and asked to wear more hats than you ever dreamed of. There is a solution – outsourcing employee benefit …

Do You Know Your Prospective Employees’ Social Score?

Companies are reviewing their prospective hires’ social media presence more than ever before bringing them on board. Social media activity can give business owners and those involved in the hiring process big clues as to who the person is they are looking …

Like It or Not, Your Online Reputation Matters

These days, before buying anything online, people love to read online reviews: did the product live up to their expectations? Did it work as described? Would they recommend it to a friend or would they opt for something different next time around? …

How to Get Your Employees to Stay

One of the biggest goals of any small business owner is to hire talented, motivated employees and, perhaps even more importantly, keep them on board as the business grows. So, whether it’s one employee leaving – or it feels like a revolving …

3 Things HR Needs to Know for Sexual Harassment Training

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, a number of states – including New Jersey, New York, and California – have ushered in laws that seek to not only mandate sexual harassment training, but have also put rules in place for what …

Workplace Hazards and Safety Impact Bottom Line

When it comes to safety, sometimes it just feels like “just one more thing to worry about and do,” and thus gets pushed to the bottom of the to-do list, where it languishes until someone falls off that ladder/tips over a filing …

Can Human Resources Be a Growth Driver? Yes.

When you think of revenue drivers in your company, you probably don’t consider those one or two beleaguered human resource folks as bringing in the big bucks. Sure, as busy as they are, they make your office run smoothly and can take …

How to Cope with Multiple Generations in Your Workforce

Multi-generational workforces can be a challenge for even the most seasoned small business owner. It’s not easy to welcome new employees who may be several decades younger than other employees. Boomers are workers born from the mid-1940s to 1960s; Millennials are workers …

Is the Unemployment Rate Making it Difficult to Find Employees?

Politicians love to extol the virtues of low unemployment rates – largely because it means that folks are pouring money back into the economy and thus contributing to a healthier national financial outlook – but is low unemployment a negative for human …
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