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Fundamentals for Small Businesses

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By: | Jan 02, 2019
A well-written employee handbook serves a vital role in the workplace. It outlines key policies, provides ground rules for conduct and helps create a positive and successful working environment. It can also protect you legally if questions arise about fair and consistent treatment. On the other hand, a poorly written handbook or one with inconsistencies... read more
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By: | Dec 12, 2018
Employers seek to hire veterans for many reasons. Some do it out of a sense of patriotism. Others understand that returning service members bring unique skills to the civilian workforce. But most businesses employ veterans for the pure return on investment. Because of the training, work ethic and goal-oriented culture of the military, many companies... read more
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By: | Nov 21, 2018
When most small business owners hear “HR software,” a little voice inside their heads chimes in: Too expensive! Technology scares me! Like I have time for that! Logical reactions, right? The fact is, the right HR software isn’t expensive, isn’t techy and doesn’t take much time to learn. So how do you go about identifying... read more
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By: | Nov 14, 2018
Though you may already recognize the value of an applicant tracking system (ATS) when you’re hiring, what about when you’re not? Turns out, many of the ATS features that support you when you’re hiring can also give you an edge during non-hiring phases. It comes down to getting organized, creating a pool of viable candidates... read more
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By: | Nov 07, 2018
If your business picks up at certain times of the year — or you need to cover employees taking time off for the holidays — you may turn to seasonal workers to fill the gap. Before you create a job application or hang a sign on your business’s front window, however, consider the special circumstances... read more
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By: | Nov 05, 2018
If your company is still using paper job applications or emailed resumes, your hiring process is missing the mark. Sifting through hundreds of applications is time consuming and ineffective – especially if they’re incomplete, hard to read or lacking essential information. Using an online job application tool can streamline the process and get your job... read more