Are You Thanking Your Employees Enough?

10/12/13 By Jennifer Brown

Of all the things you can do for your employees, a simple “Thank You” is the most inexpensive and often the most impactful gesture a business owner can make to her employees. The results from a study conducted by Sirota Consulting, which was based on interviews with 2.5 million employees in 237 private, public, and… Read more »

Are You in Compliance with Your State’s Wage and Hour Laws?

10/05/13 By Jennifer Brown

Most States have a long list of wage and hour laws that employers must follow–or risk penalties, fines, lawsuits, and even criminal charges. Did you know that some States: – Don’t allow employers to require employees to use direct deposit? – Require employers to pay employees at least bi-monthly? – Have their own minimum wage… Read more »

Great Person…Wrong Hire: How Your Next Hire Can Make or Break Your Brand

09/28/13 By Jennifer Brown

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9 Steps for Conducting an Employee Termination Meeting

08/30/13 By Jennifer Brown

Unfortunately, if you are a business owner with employees, you will eventually be faced with needing to terminate an employee (if you haven’t already had to do so). No matter how strong your recruiting, hiring, performance management, and management practices are, employee terminations are an inevitable part of owning a business. Terminations can result from… Read more »

Finding the Right People to Meet Your Business Needs

08/16/13 By Jennifer Brown

For many business owners, when you need someone to edit your blogs, book your travel arrangements, or manage your bookkeeping, the traditional route is to hire a full time employee. However, for small businesses, this can often be very costly: hiring a full time employee constitutes paying a full time salary plus benefits, and even… Read more »

4 Tips for Maintaining Positive Employee Relations

08/01/13 By Jennifer Brown

As business owners, we are often working 24/7 to attract and maintain positive relationships with clients. We work hard to make sure we have strong marketing, finance, and customer service practices in place. But how often do we take the time to think about our employee relationships and practices? Nothing drains a business owner’s time,… Read more »