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For many small business owners, their staff is more like family. That’s why it can be so painful to think that one of your employees is an embezzler. The majority (55 percent) of embezzlement takes place at companies with fewer than 100 employees.
Small businesses tend to take the lean approach to marketing. They don’t outsource it much, and they often underfund it. But you can beat your competitors, even if they have much larger marketing teams.
Do you experience a little dip in enthusiasm around this time of year? So how can you re-establish momentum? Here are 5 creative ways to boost employee motivation and morale.
What is a strengths-based company culture? No, it’s not sugarcoating everything and making employees feel good about themselves. It means recognizing each employee’s strengths and finding ways to use those strengths productively on the job.
Creating employee schedules can sometimes resemble a round of managerial Tetris for small business owners. When you’re a small business owner with shift workers, every minute counts. And inefficient scheduling doesn’t exactly make the best use of your creative mind and entrepreneurial spirit.
87% of employers indicated that improving retention was a top priority for their organizations. Beyond avoiding high turnover, fostering a positive and engaging work culture also encourages higher levels of performance while reducing the risk of negative or potentially destructive behaviors.
With unemployment at near-record lows and consumer confidence high, small business owners have a lot to celebrate. But will a shortage of qualified employees keep entrepreneurs from capitalizing on economic opportunities?
Many employers are learning the hard way that mistakes made during the hiring process can result in costly and time-consuming discrimination claims. Read these real-life cases which highlight some employment-law blunders and their high cost to companies.
Do you ever hit snags when handling time off for salaried employees? There are specific guidelines surrounding pay deductions for salaried, exempt employees. Read the more common situations — and what you should do to stay on the right side of the law.
Although the ongoing efforts of Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has cast doubt on the controversial law’s future, the IRS’ stance is clear. At the close of 2017, the Affordable Care Act still stands – and the IRS has sophisticated support systems in place to fully enforce it.