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Small Business HR Best Practices

For over 25 years our mission at HRdirect has been delivering “Solutions for Smart Employers” and we aim to develop informational content to help you manage small business HR compliance with confidence. In this category you will earn how to tackle important issues such as developing company policies, hiring, employee management and more.

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By: | Jan 29, 2019
Does your business have an employee handbook? The importance of a proper policy manual cannot be overstated! Even if you only employ a few workers, it’s in your best interest to establish clear guidelines. Putting company rules in writing sets expectations and reduces misunderstandings. Most important, formal personnel policies protect your business in the event... read more
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By: | Jan 25, 2019
The good news: Many small businesses recognize the importance of company policies informing employees of their rights and workplace rules. The bad news: They’re not getting this information into the hands of every employee. By law, you must notify employees of certain workplace rights, such as equal employment opportunity, the Family and Medical Leave Act... read more
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By: | Jan 25, 2019
With each passing year, keeping up with labor law posting changes becomes more complicated and difficult to manage. More and more laws are being passed on the state and local level, particularly cities and counties, granting expanded protections to employees. In 2018 alone, we experienced a flurry of new laws covering issues like minimum wage,... read more
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By: | Jan 15, 2019
Have you ever thought, “My business is too small to need an employee handbook?” If so, you may want to think again. It’s a best practice for businesses of all sizes to have personnel policies. Simply put, having a company handbook is critical because it tells employees what you expect from them – and what... read more
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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