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 »

Do You Know How To Write an Employment Offer Letter?

11/16/13 By Jennifer Brown

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Do You Know How to Mitigate Your Liability with Holiday Parties?

11/09/13 By Jennifer Brown

The holiday season is upon us and you may be thinking about hosting a holiday party for your employees. While company parties can be a wonderful way to spend some time with your employees and celebrate their contributions to your company’s success, they can also pose a significant risk to you – especially if you… Read more »

Are You Making These 8 Mistakes in Your Business?

11/02/13 By Jennifer Brown

As a business owner, you have LOTS to do, and it can be overwhelming at times. However, it is critical to avoid HR mistakes that can take you away from focusing on growing your business. Here are 8 key mistakes to avoid in your business: 1. Inadequate business insurance. The minute you add an employee,… Read more »

Do You Know How to Review Resumes to Quickly Find Qualified Candidates?

10/19/13 By Jennifer Brown

Have you ever posted a job advertisement, received 50 or more responses, and then had to spend hours upon hours reviewing each resume? This is a waste of time, especially as busy as you are with your business! You need to weed out the unqualified candidates quickly. Here are a couple of techniques I love… Read more »

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 »