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Embracing Diversity Through Strategic Diversity Training

Diversity training is a hot topic in the world of human resources right now. As an overall conversation, it’s tied to ongoing news headlines about discrimination, harassment, and the #metoo movement. And it’s something that every company, regardless of size, should be...

What’s In an Employee Handbook?

Every company, regardless of size, should have an employee handbook. Think about it like this: The Oklahoma City Thunder play the game of basketball. They have to play by the rules of the NBA, which is the governing body and where their first set of requirements comes...

Strategic Growth and Employee Benefits

When I talk to small business owners, many have a plan to hire employees as their business grows. For many, it’s a key measure of success for their business. But many also don’t realize the full scope of what’s required to hire employees and the importance of...

Improve Engagement by Responding to Employees

Employee engagement is a key topic of discussion among business owners, and everybody wants to know how to better engage employees. There are books, magazine articles, TED talks, and entire conferences on increasing employee engagement. While there are many factors...

Eliminating the Trolls Within Your Company

Before we get started, just a reminder that when we use the word “trolls,” we are truly referring to individuals that are literally “trolling” your business. We’re talking about people who are looking for gaps in your company that they can exploit. What exposures do...

The Most Important Thing To Know About Firing Employees

Before I dive into the single most important piece of advice I can give you about firing employees, let me first say that I’m not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. Now that we have that out of the way, here’s the most important thing you need to know about firing...

Using Organizational Charts for Strategic Growth

People have strong feelings about organizational charts in business. Some people love them, while other people hate them. Some small businesses dismiss them as unnecessary, while others use them as a tool for strategic growth. Personally, I’m a fan of organizational...

Are You Really Ready To Hire Your First Employee?

As an HR consultant specializing in small business, I talk with a lot of entrepreneurs and small business owners every day. And I’ve noticed an interested theme around how people define success in business—many of them include hiring employees as part of their...

Three Steps to Hiring an Intern

I’ve talked to a lot of business owners who have tossed around the idea of hiring an intern, but many of them view it as a way to handle overflow work for less than it would cost to hire a full-time employee. Once we start talking about what’s really involved in...
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