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Employee or Independent Contractor?

In working with small businesses, I talk with a lot of people who have questions and misconceptions about employees versus independent contractors. Sometimes they think they have independent contractors but they really have employees. And often times, they don’t fully...

Regulatory and Compliance Agency Overview

Small businesses are subject to a wide range of state and federal regulations, and it’s the responsibility of the business owner to know those regulations and be in compliance with them. But when people start a business because they have an idea for a service they...

The Value of Stay Interviews

Employment engagement requires two-way communication from things like feedback loops, evaluations, open-door policies, and effective meetings. Stay interviews can be a powerful addition to that mix, but it’s a process that very few companies use, and that’s...

Using Exit Interviews to Improve Engagement

Exit interviews are an extremely beneficial process, but many organizations don’t take the time to do them. Or, if they do them, they don’t take the time to analyze the data and really evaluate the trends identified through exit interviews. When an employee leaves by...

The Real Cost of Turnover

In the human resources industry, we often quote the statistic that it costs an employer 60% of someone’s salary to replace them. That’s an average statistic for the cost of turnover, so it will be less for some employees and more for others. But it’s a measurable...

Three Ways to Improve Workplace Communication

Workplace communication can make or break a company. Countless employee conflicts, performance issues, and hostile work environments come back to communication or lack of communication. Here’s the bottom line: If you think you’re communicating with your employees...

Human Resources is About People

Human resources is a pretty broad category that includes a lot of different functions. When I tell people that I own a human resources consulting company, I get a lot of different reactions. Some people think that means benefits and payroll, some people think it means...

Why Unlimited Time Off Policies Can Be a Bad Idea

As businesses both large and small seek to attract and retain top talent, many have adopted policies to support work-life balance, which may include extended paid time off (PTO) policies and flexible work hours. Some companies have gone as far as saying, “We...

Three Questions You Should Ask Any Candidate

If you search online for interview questions to ask a candidate, you’ll find no shortage of lists of questions and justifications for why those are the best questions to ask. There are plenty of default questions people feel like they should ask, but not many people...

Three Key Roles of a Manager, Part Three

We’ve previously talked about the manager’s role as cheerleader and as lifeguard. Now it’s time to talk about the most challenging role for many managers—the bouncer. I don’t know any managers who enjoy the process of firing an employee. There are surely some who see...
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