Business Owners and Managers, Do You Know You Are Being Interviewed Too?

02/15/14 By Jennifer Brown

Like you, a candidate has a choice in which company he/she chooses to work for, and the A players will likely have several employment offers from which to choose! Therefore, it’s critical to make a good impression with the candidate throughout the recruiting process. Make sure to: ■ Be friendly on the phone and in-person…. Read more »

How to Save Time When Hiring an Employee By Using Phone Screening

02/08/14 By Jennifer Brown

You have a position to fill and have gone through the stack of resumes and now have some people you want to interview. But wait, before you invite someone in for a face-to-face interview which usually takes about an hour of your time; do a phone screen first. Phone screenings are typically 20 to 30… Read more »

Are You Using Reference Checks to Hire the Best People for Your Business?

02/01/14 By Jennifer Brown

I am amazed at the number of people who think that reference checks are a waste of time. Done right, they are the single greatest source of information about the person you are thinking about hiring. Who better to tell you about the candidate, then people who have actually worked with him/her. You should do… Read more »

Are You Sure You Know Who You Are Hiring?

01/25/14 By Jennifer Brown

You spent about 45 minutes interviewing the job candidate, loved him/her and are ready to make an employment offer – right? I hope your answer was a resounding NO!! One interview is never enough to make a decision on whether to hire someone or not. Every employee you hire has the potential to make or… Read more »

The Affordable Care Act – Are You Making These Mistakes?

01/18/14 By Jennifer Brown

When it comes to The Affordable Care Act (ACA) there seems to be lots of confusion. Is it any wonder? There are different rules depending upon how many employees you have and certain requirements have gone into effect while others have been delayed. If you have even one employee, be aware that the following ACA… Read more »

Do You Share Your Business Plans with Your Employees?

01/11/14 By Jennifer Brown

As business owners we often spend a lot of time developing our business plans and then move right into action – implementing them! But, it’s critical we stop and share these plans with our teams. Otherwise, they won’t know what they need to focus on or, worse yet, they will be spending their time and… Read more »

A Different Take on Setting Leadership Goals

01/04/14 By Jennifer Brown

It’s that time of year, when we as business owners are developing our business goals for the New Year. But, how often do we develop leadership goals that focus on our own well-being as leaders? Probably, not that often! A business is typically a reflection of the leader – so if you are feeling stressed,… Read more »

How Do You Show Appreciation to an Employee Who is Leaving Your Team?

12/28/13 By Jennifer Brown

It’s hard when an employee decides to leave our team – especially when they are an A+ player (hopefully, all of your employees fall into this category). Let’s be honest, while we are happy for the employee and their new opportunity; we typically feel betrayed, sad, and overwhelmed by how their work will get done…. Read more »

Are You Outsourcing Your Time-Consuming and Compliance-Intensive HR Work?

12/21/13 By Jennifer Brown

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Do You Know How to Conduct a New Employee Orientation?

12/14/13 By Jennifer Brown

Have you ever shown up for your first day on a new job only to find: ■ Your new employer has no desk for you or the desk is filled with the prior employee’s old files and junk? ■ Your computer and phone are not set-up? ■ No one is there to welcome you? ■… Read more »

Are Your HR Processes, Procedures, and Documents Ready for 2014?

12/07/13 By Jennifer Brown

With the New Year just a few weeks away, it’s time to ensure your HR function is ready for 2014. This includes: ■ reviewing any new laws and regulations that are going into effect as of or after January 1, 2014 (e.g., some states have new minimum wages). ■ updating any HR standard templates (e.g.,… Read more »

Do You Know How to Develop a Job Application?

11/30/13 By Jennifer Brown

About a month ago, I wrote about the key HR documents that every business owner needs to have in place – one of these is the job application. Job applications are a key source of information for you, the employer, Qualities person and uses in real viagra online reviews expensive couldn’t. Night to Amazon… Read more »

How to Show Your Appreciation to Your Employees

11/23/13 By Jennifer Brown

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it seems the perfect time to write about appreciating the people who make our businesses successful – our employees. When it comes to appreciating those that make a profound difference in not only our businesses but our lives; I don’t believe we can show too much appreciation. Throughout the… Read more »