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Jaime Lizotte

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By: | Jun 03, 2019
Some of the many hats small business owners wear include that of hiring manager, training supervisor and HR director. The list goes on, but the picture is clear: With all the juggling needed to keep your business running, it’s easy to emphasize some roles more than others. Take, for example, the onboarding process for new... read more
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By: | May 31, 2019
Establishing a productive, respectful and harassment-free environment should be a priority for all employers. But how can you protect your company (and your employees) from problematic behavior? A comprehensive anti-harassment policy is a good place to start. Effectively communicating your policy and ensuring that employees understand what it means are the next steps. Consider these... read more
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By: | May 28, 2019
Over time, employee records can begin to accumulate and take up precious space. At which point you may be tempted to throw some of them out. But did you know that when you hire employees, you’re required by law to keep certain records from one to 30 years? These range from salary and payroll information... read more
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By: | Apr 19, 2019
When hiring, you want to use all the tools at your disposal to get an accurate picture of whether a candidate is a good fit or not. That may include asking for a resume and cover letter, having the candidate fill out a job application, conducting phone interviews, holding in-person meetings and calling back the... read more
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By: | Apr 08, 2019
Imagine driving to work one morning with no street signs or traffic lights to guide you. You would be super cautious every time you came to an intersection, and chances are good you’d be pulling your hair by the time you got to work due to the stress. Lights, signs and programmed systems create order... read more
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By: | Mar 25, 2019
It seems like just yesterday when small business owners deployed the high-tech system of strategic sticky-note placement to track employee time-off requests and absenteeism. You remember, Jeff was on blue stickies next to the stapler, Gina was yellow piled under the “Best Boss” trophy, and Terry was pink behind the rolodex. And don’t forget the... read more