Human Resource & Leadership for Small Business Blog

Why Is Onboarding Critical To The Success of Your Small Business?

Posted on Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Some small businesses say that they HAVE an onboarding process because they have the new employee fill out their I-9 and their payroll and benefits forms on their first day at work. Other owners tell me that they do all those things and also have their computer all set for the new employee’s first day of work. Others say that they are not a big company and so don’t have time for onboarding that the big companies have. Other small business owners don’t really know what it all involves. Some small businesses have mastered the onboarding process and have success in keeping the folks they hired engaged in their roles as well as the company!! Which one sounds like you??

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Tags: Small Business Leadership, Onboarding

Small Business : 4 Trends Supporting Entrepreneurship Today!

Posted on Fri, Oct 27, 2017

There is no better time to consider entrepreneurship and the reasons are many! Here are FOUR TRENDS that make it a good time to follow your dreams of owning your small business. Entrepreneurship is alive and well in America today:

The Great Recession and it's predecessor influence indivduals wanting to take back control of their lives, their income and their paths in life on the planet.

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Tags: small business services, Human Resources Consulting Services, Economy, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, business consulting

YOUR EMPLOYMENT BRAND: Your Small Business Secret Weapon!

Posted on Fri, May 05, 2017


As a small business owner, it is challenging to wear the many hats that it takes to be successful. What hat are you wearing this morning and how about this afternoon and later this week?? So why should you pay attention to or care about having a solid employment brand? Maybe you are saying “what is an employment brand” or “I don’t have time to think about an employment brand”…

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Tags: Employers, business consulting

Small Business,10 Things to Do BEFORE Interviewing

Posted on Thu, Oct 31, 2013

As A Small Business Owner....

One of the many challenges that small business owners face is duplicating themselves or pieces of themeselves so that they can focus on the big picture of why you went into business in the first place. Too many times the small business owner gets stuck in the day to day minutia and get frustrated and/or overwhelmed.

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Tags: Employee Productivity, employee retention, small business services

OUTPLACEMENT SERVICES: Ten Tips to Identify a Good Firm

Posted on Tue, Mar 20, 2012

Outplacement Services have been around since the 1960’s and as in any industry, there are good and not so good…Certainly outplacement services have been used a LOT during this Great Recession and  the experiences vary quite a bit according to this article in the Wall Street Journal, entitled “Outplacement Firms Struggle to Do the Job”.


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Tags: Human Resources Consulting Services, Outplacement, Outplacement Services

Employee Engagement: The Part It Plays in Productivity

Posted on Tue, Mar 13, 2012

Did you know…???

According to a recent study conducted by the ADP Research Institute reveals a strong correlation between employee engagement and productivity with “Maximizing Employee Productivity” as one of the top 3 essential strategies small to medium sized companies use to maintain a competitive edge.

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Tags: Employee Productivity, training, Employee Assistance Programs, Self Service Tools

Employee Wellness Programs: Outsourcing to Your Wellness Team

Posted on Wed, Mar 07, 2012

Did You Know That…“Presenteeism costs actually far exceed the costs of absenteeism and other health-related losses incurred by organizations?”

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Tags: employee retention, Employers, employee wellness, business image consultant

Employee Retention: Identifying Your Remarkable Employees

Posted on Fri, Feb 24, 2012

Do you know...What makes employees remarkable?? Being a business owner for over 20 years, I have had the good fortune of hiring, and supervising  some remarkable employees. You know them when you work with them. You wish all of your employees were like them. According to an article this month in INC Magazine, there are EIGHT QUALITIES OF REMARKABLE EMPLOYEES. for more

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Tags: employee retention, HR Strategy, Employee engagement

Employee Engagement Strengthens Your Workforce

Posted on Fri, Feb 03, 2012

 Did You Know...???
As a way of testing your knowledge as an employer in regards to your competitiveness as an employer in the marketplace…. hiring or thinking of hiring in 2012….here are some questions that progressive and strategic thinking employers should be able to answer…. And more importantly have a strategic plan in place to address!

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Tags: employee retention, Economy, HR Strategy, Employee engagement, training

Happy Meteorological Spring!!

Posted on Wed, Mar 02, 2011

The infamous groundhog did NOT see his shadow this year, so they tell us… and so we are hoping for an early spring! After January’s weather, not a bad deal.

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Tags: Employers