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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: | 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: | Sep 19, 2018
A small lawn and garden center requires women applying for positions to pass a lifting test. A loan repayment call center gives a written and oral pre-employment examination to all Hispanic or foreign-born applicants. A restaurant requires black applicants to undergo drug testing but doesn’t ask white applicants to do so. Can you spot the... read more
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By: | Sep 12, 2018
Labor law poster compliance is a serious matter, yet it’s often an oversight for small business owners. Instead of landing at the bottom of your to-do list, mandatory workplace postings should be an ongoing priority. In addition to the federal posting requirements every U.S. business must follow, there are a handful of nuances to be... read more