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HR 101: Tips for Growing Companies

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Attracting top talent is tough before your brand and reputation are established. Good people always have choices, and it’s hard to attract and find the ones each of us want. After nearly a decade in the hiring business, we’ve decided to share what we know. Welcome to our Hiring 101 Series, a set of great lessons developed for growing companies who need to attract, and hire, great people.

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4 Things You Don’t Know About Career Builder & Monster

October 11 2021

Job boards are expensive and not altogether useful unless you have a lot of experience and know how to effectively use them to “beat the system.” You can get great candidates from job boards, but you may have to pay extra for higher visibility and/or use your tools a little bit differently than they were intended. Here are 4 things you probably don't know about Career Builder and Monster:

Grow as a Leader During COVID

September 30 2020

We were wrong. COVID isn’t a temporary roadblock for 2020. Weathering the storm has been a journey of discomfort and self-reflection as we figure out how to handle our businesses and support our teams. As leaders, we’ve gained strength and clarity around what matters most and how to move forward. We’ve partnered with long-time client, Chris Haley, CEO of Legacy Shield, to bring you 4 critical things we’ve learned about leading a team through COVID-19:

A Mental Health Check for Your Team

August 18 2020

This has been a difficult year for everyone. Change, fear, and isolation are a terrible combination of emotions, and 2020 has been full of all three. We’re hearing a lot of questions and concerns about mental health and how to help employees whether they are visibly struggling or not. Here are 4 ways to improve the mental health of your team:

5 Tips to Help Your Team Communicate More Effectively

August 06 2020

As your business grows and you continue to navigate the ever changing landscape of 2020, we’ve noticed a new set of challenges emerge around communication. With teams spread out, policies changing, and people feeling isolated from one another, it has become more important than ever to talk to each other and communicate effectively. Here are 5 tips to help facilitate better communication and stronger teams:

Supreme Court History-Making Decision Impacts Employers

July 08 2020

The Supreme Court made history last month when it ruled that discrimination “on the basis of sex” will now include protections for sexual orientation, transgender, and gender identity. This makes it unlawful to discriminate against people in these new protected classes. For employers, this means it is illegal to discriminate against or terminate an employee for being gay, transgender, or non-binary. As a business owner, here is what you need to do to ensure your business is welcoming and inclusive for everyone:

3 Creative Ways to Keep Your Team Connected

May 01 2020

If you and your team are working from home, by now you’re probably starting to feel a bit isolated and stir crazy. We certainly are! Staying connected is more important than ever, so if you’re tired of having Zoom meetings as the only time you get to “see” your colleagues, check out these creative ideas to help keep your team close and connected.

4 Things to Prepare for as You Reopen Your Business

April 24 2020

As the climate slowly changes and some semblance of pre-quarantine life returns, it is important to think through what you can expect as you redefine the “new normal” for your business. Covid-19 will have changed most companies at a fundamental level and returning to “normal” exactly as it was before is unlikely for most of us—at least right away. Here are 4 things you should think about now to help your business prepare for the future.

Want to Make Sure the Government Repays You for Leave Taken Under the FFCRA?

April 06 2020

We’ve had a lot of questions from our clients regarding how to help employees request time off under the covered guidelines of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). To make sure you get paid back by the government for time off given to employees, we've created a generic form that offers a quick overview of the information that employees must provide as documentation in order to be eligible for FFCRA leave. Share this worksheet with your employees and use it to help them determine if they qualify. You can customize it further based on your company’s brand and individual circumstances.

Should You Stop Recruiting During the Covid-19 Crisis?

March 30 2020

questionsCovid-19 has woven its way into everything – restaurants, transportation, parks, and businesses. There are small businesses loans being offered to help keep companies afloat during this crisis, and the government has promised us help is on the way. However, for many small businesses, help may not arrive before difficult decisions have to be made. While hiring may naturally have to be paused for some small businesses, what about recruiting? Should you stop recruiting during the Covid-19 pandemic? 

What Does the 'Families First Coronavirus Response Act' (FFCRA) Mean for Employers? 

March 19 2020

White House DCLast night, the FFCRA was passed into law and President Trump signed it. Many of the details of this new legislation are being analyzed by experts and additional guidance will be provided as the legislation becomes more broadly understood. However, our clients are asking questions now, so here is a general outline of the impact to employers. As we have more information, we’ll share it!

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