The Benefits of Offering Benefits.

Deciding what benefits to offer employees can be overwhelming for a small business owner but the rewards are definitely worth the time and effort in coming up with offerings that make financial sense for the business while meeting the needs of your staff. It can be done! And the financial gains often far outweigh the …

Going Beyond The Basics: Benefits to offer for a healthy and happy team.

Last blog we discussed the benefits you could incorporate into your business that cost you nothing. Pretty great, huh? This week we cover the most popular benefits that DO cost money, but your ROI? It could be the difference between retaining amazing talent and growing your business or funneling a lot more money into hiring …

Free-ish Benefits! Yes!

Last time we talked about the essential benefits to offer employees in order to foster a healthy work environment, one that keeps your business competitive by retaining top talent. Now let’s talk about the additional benefits that will really get your staff excited! Our next blog will cover some options if you happen to have …

The Continuous Learning Program and Why You Should Do It.

We bet that now 2018 is well under way, you’re starting to reflect on the success of the new year so far. Reviewing the first quarter of the year is a great way to track the progress of your yearly production goals. It’s also equally important to make sure you’re meeting the professional needs of …

5 Steps to a Balanced Workplace

Thinking a company culture change is in order? You’re not alone. Many managers are wondering how they can make adjustments to policy that will benefit both the employer and employee, while addressing one of the most popular objectives in talent retention: the work-life balance. Here’s a few ways you can achieve this coveted goal: 1. …

Going Beyond The Basics

You’ve probably heard that in an effort to narrow the gender wage gap employers can no longer inquire about previous salaries while recruiting new employees. In addition, they must provide a salary range for the position if the applicant asks. This new rule begins January 1, 2018, so take note! We thought that now would …

Smart Maternity Leave Policies

A solid maternity leave policy is important. The emphasis on company culture requires all businesses to remain competitive in terms of offering staff benefits that enhance their work/life balance. It’s equally important to make sure the benefits you offer make sense: are legal, reasonable for your bottom line, and favorable among your employees. While devising …

The Employee Development Plan. A Very Smart Idea.

Retaining good employees is one of every business’ top priorities. There are a lot of great methods in order to accomplish this (check out our blog archive for more) and this week we discuss another one: the Employee Development Plan. Any good employee is always going to be striving for more. They want to grow …

How HR Can Build Your Brand

Ever thought of looking to HR for inspiration to improve your marketing campaigns? If not, it’s time. If your HR and Marketing departments are not talking to one another, they should be. Your company’s marketing is only as good as its’ success in engaging with your target audience, and that’s done by effectively creating content …

Combatting Boredom in Your Team

Has your team hit a plateau of productivity? Are they no longer engaged in the day-to-day functions of the business? It may be time to jump-start their enthusiasm! This week we’re going over three easy ways to go about this. Training When employees are engaged, challenged, and experience professional growth, they are overall happier and …

Creating a Diversity Program for the Small Business

Small businesses are taking cues from larger corporations lately and developing diversity programs to complement their hiring goals. By recognizing the effectiveness of such programs, the small business can take advantage of the team strengthening and higher production that inevitably follows a successful diversity program. But where to get started? There are several factors to …