Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ideals On Some Small Biz Perks

Here is a great article form INC.Com n regards to some company perks you can offer as a Small Biz without breaking the bank.  Employees really just want to feel they are appreciated in any way that a business is able to do so.   It does not have to be extravagant to keep employees satisfied.

Check out the article below:

4 Ways Small Biz Can Compete with the Big Business Employee Benefits

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Paid Time Off Challenges for Small Biz

Article by SHRM.org in regards to paid time off and how it affects small business with
recent challenges.

SHRM Article - Paid Time Off

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Integrating Wellness Programs for your Business

Wellness plans are a great benefit that are worth looking into for your small biz.  They can help your employees to help themselves by offering various incentives, and also help an employer to reduce absenteeism as well.

Before you decide to implement any program there are a few things to keep in mind.  Read the following article for some added advice and upcoming rulings by the EEOC.

Wellness rulings: 8 things employers should know

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Hiring New Employees for the Small Office

When hiring new employees for your small-office environment, keep a few of these items in mind….

Personality does matter
When working together in a smaller and tight knit office, employees need to be comfortable around each other and be able to get along well on a day-to-day basis.  You will greatly rely on each other to get the work done and need to know that each of you can be trusted to follow through.  Most small offices are very busy and no one wants to feel like there are personality clashes or someone is always picking up the slack.

Offer competitive total compensation packages
To attract top talent, you need to pay a good salary and offer the benefits employees will be expecting.  Today’s workforce is really expecting a lot out of their employers as well as flexible working arrangements.  When budgeting in salaries, keep these items in the back of your mind and it may mean you have to cut someplace else. 

Describe what a typical day will be in the office and offer the whole picture of what the new employee will be expected to do.
Consider using realistic percentages in your job descriptions of the amount of time for each area of responsibility.  You want to be sure you have the right fit for the position since turnover costs the company much more money in the long run.  Working in a small office may mean people are often performing multiple jobs, working in a fast environment and need to multi-task at a high level.  Not everyone is capable of handling that atmosphere and not everyone will want to. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Challenges of HR Administration for Small Biz

This article from HR Morning speaks to some of the challenges you may face and the importance of utilizing social media to help with your recruitment efforts.

Difficulty of HR Administration

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Paid Sick Leave Mandates May be Soon On the Way

In Western Washington local leaders have already implemented paid sick leave polices in areas such as Seattle, Tacoma and it is only a matter of time before it becomes mandated for all; talks have already begun regarding a statewide initiative. There has also been much news regarding Obama's latest proposal  and also there seems to be frequent news about other states, or cities who are already passing local bills.

As a small business owner, you will most definitely be impacted and need to plan accordingly. I would anticipate that if it is not already mandatory in your area, then it will be soon, so if you currently do not offer sick pay to all it may be good to have plan for action and budget accordingly.

The proposal is for all employees to get sick pay regardless of being part time, full time and even temporary and the details can be read below

Obama's proposal