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Coronavirus: How Small Businesses are Effected and What You Can Do

One of the most heartwarming things we have heard in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is efforts of big businesses. The corporate giants of the world are contributing with aid funds, emergency pay, prioritized essentials, and some are even opening their doors as shelters and hospitals. But these efforts are for businesses that have billions, maybe trillions, of dollars in the rainy-day fund.

Topics: Business News Advice Business Advice Leadership

3 Key 2020 HR Trends Reshaping the Hiring Process (and HR Outsourcing)

Getting a job isn't what it used to be.  Neither is attracting top talent.  Driven by an essentially full employment economy, CEO's and human resources managers understand that job candidates have more choice and tend to be more discerning through the application and interviewing process.  And because it typically costs about 33% of an employee's annual salary to replace her or him, they also know the importance of hiring candidates whose hard and soft skills align with company values and culture.

Topics: HR

COVID-19 & the Economic Response: What To Expect in the Next Weeks

The COVID-19 pandemic will be effecting economies on every level for the next several months, possibly even a year or more. From the tiniest niche markets and local economies, through states, nations and around the globe, a severe economic slump is inevitable. It's going to be a struggle, but eventually, business will get better.

Topics: Entrepreneurship Strategic Planning Business News Advice Business Advice

4 Strategies to Build Fairness Through Accountability in the Workplace

As the owner of a small to medium-size business, you have a lot on your mind.  There are concerns about sales and marketing, cash flow, cost cutting and net revenues, taxes and compliance, attracting top talent and retaining your star performers. 

Topics: HR

Recognition and Rewards System: Shaping Your Company Culture

A goal-driven, passionate, proactive, and well-skilled employee is a dream come true for any business owner. In today's highly competitive work environment some companies can boast hiring dozens of such workers. Then why is the overall retention rate so low?

Topics: HR Retention Best practices Leadership