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How to Identify the Best Candidates With These 4 Smart Strategies

Simply stated, the way you hire new employees can make or break your business.  Why?  Because hiring the wrong people means more employees will leave your company, and that impacts the bottom line.

Topics: HR Recruiting

How To Eliminate Hiring Bias And Increase Workplace Diversity

Perhaps the following scenario will be familiar to you.  You understand the benefits of increasing diversity in your small business, so you've hired a diversity manager.   She or he has taken several proactive steps to achieve this goal, including things like posting job announcements in publications read by underrepresented groups, educating your workers and establishing diversity goals. 

Topics: HR Leadership Diversity and Inclusion

How Employer Contributions to an HSA can Help you Save Big

A study from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) revealed that the average premium for employer-sponsored health coverage amounted to $6,896 for single coverage and $19,616 for family plans during 2018. They also noted that the average single premium rose by 3% over the previous year, while the average family premium went up by 5%. That amounts to a more than a 20% increase since 2013.

Topics: HR

Create Performance Improvement Plans that Provide Dynamic Results

A survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reveals that it costs an average of $4,129 to hire an employee. The average time to fill a position is also 42 days. With so much time and money being spent up front, terminating an underperforming employee is not always in your best interest.

Topics: HR

7 Ways To Be Effective When Leading By Example

According to a 2015 Global Workforce Leadership Survey from Saba, 46% of companies say that leadership is a hard skill to find among employees. That's in contrast to other information from that group, which indicates that 68% of American workers view themselves as leaders.

Topics: HR Leadership