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Outsourcing vs. In-House HR: which is better for small businesses?

which is better for small businesses?… If you are part of any business, you surely know about Human Resources as it touches almost every department and employee; therefore, managing it isn’t so easy, as it takes a lot of time and effort. In short, you need investment since putting it in the right way will […]

Human Resource Essentials For Small Business

Human Resource Essentials For

Human Resource Essentials For Small Businesses In the earlier stages of your business, there are various roles and departments that need fulfillment but not enough occupants for each role. This means that various seats are left unoccupied. The longer this persist s, the graver the situation will be for your business. One such role is […]

Let the Fun Begin! Office Games and Activities That Make Work Fun

Office Games and Activities… It goes without saying that your employees are your greatest assets. Not only do they represent your company, but they define its culture as well. But a monotonous work routine can wear down even the best employees after some time. It’s one of the reasons productivity suffers and becomes unstable. A […]

Beyond #MeToo—What Employers Must Do to Protect their Employees

Beyond #MeToo—What Employers Must Do to Protect their Employees

Must Do to Protect their Employees ..The #MeToo movement has finally put a spotlight on an issue that has been prevalent in almost all workplaces for a long time: sexual harassment. Harvey Weinstein’s infamous conduct and the subsequent wave that followed brought countless cases into public view, resulting in dozens of lawsuits, terminations, and resignations […]

4 Things Employees Want Out of Performance Reviews

4 Things Employees Want Out of Performance Review

An overwhelming number of employees think that performance reviews are useless. This is because most managers don’t know how to handle them correctly and also because employees don’t get what they want from them. Check out these 4 things employees want out of their performance reviews: 1. Constructive Criticism Not all managers are great at giving […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Performance Reviews

The Dos and Don’ts of Performance Reviews

Don’ts of Performance Reviews …We’ve all walked out of performance reviews feeling like they’re a waste of time. Even though the purpose of performance reviews is to increase productivity, poorly constructed reviews often end up doing the exact opposite. Outdated methods of conducting performance reviews usually end up doing more harm than good. Instead of […]

Emails You Should Never Send from Your Business Account

Emails You Should Never Send from Your Business Account

Here are a few examples of emails you should never send. These are emails you don’t want anyone to see because they could damage your business reputation. So, if you’re about to send any of the following emails to someone who can’t afford to lose their job, take a moment and reconsider. If you send […]

Employee Handbook Update: What NOT to include

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The employee handbook is like your company’s personal scripture that helps your current and future employees understand your company’s values, culture and policies. It is, therefore, important that you keep this piece of living document aligned with what you want to accomplish as an organization. When reviewing and updating an employee handbook, there are plenty […]

How Significant is Career Assessment?

Career-Assessment

Career paths are bound to change over time. Only a few people would be fully happy with their profession. Often, we may wonder why people end up in a profession they didn’t want in the first place. Some people couldn’t find their dream career, and whatever they’ve always wanted was never going to make them […]

What Should an Employee Handbook Say (or not say) About Office Romance

What Should an Employee Handbook Say (or not say) About Office Romance

An Employee Handbook (also known as “Company Policy Manual” or Staff Handbook) is a book that an employer gives to employees. The employee handbook’s purpose is to bring job-related information and employment together, and employees need to know. Usually, three different types of Employee Handbooks are available: General Information, Cultural, and Case-Specific. In short, the employee handbook […]

Remote Workers are here to stay. How will this affect the HR function in a company?

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Remote Workers are Here to Stay Although remote work has proved beneficial in ensuring business continuity and resilience during the pandemic, it\’s more likely to stay even after the pandemic has ended. A Survey of companies conducted in April of 2020 revealed that before the pandemic, 76% of businesses employing less than 10 percent of […]

Planning A Return To Normal

Planning A Return To Normal…Finally, there is light at the end of the tunnel. The vaccine is here, and most companies are looking to get back to total productivity. The only issue here is how we transition and return to normal. Here is how; Maintaining The Required Workforce Capacity  It is with doubt that the […]

Human Resource Compliance Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Human Resource Compliance Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Human Resource Compliance Mistakes…Every company—big or small—has its own work ethics and culture. It’s become normal for businesses to focus so much on daily operations and problems that they forget about the importance of providing a safe environment for employees to work in. The role of HR isn’t just to make sure everyone gets paid […]

How Affordable Is A Part-Time HR Department?

Human resource departments are vital for any organization’s success. Managing employees is not easy if you don’t have a professional human resource department. However, how much are you spending on your human resource department? Are the costs paying off? These are essential questions every organization should be able to answer. Every penny matters in business […]

The Role of HR in Compliance

The Role of HR in Compliance

The Role of HR in Compliance There’s no doubt that employees are the backbone of an organization. Whether it’s a manager or their subordinates— all employees play a significant role in the success of an enterprise. But when employees don’t feel valued and appreciated, it can affect their performance. Furthermore, it’s the responsibility of an […]

HR for Small Business and Accommodating Mental Illness

HR for Small Business and Accommodating Mental Illness

HR for Small Business and Accommodating Mental Illness An employee\’s mental illness diagnosis can bring a lot of discomfort for a small business. Issues such as alcohol addiction, depression, or even suicide can creep into the workplace and affect production. How your HR for small business is structured will dictated how quickly and efficiently you can […]

How to Overcome the Top Recruitment Challenges in 2019

How to Overcome the Top Recruitment Challenges in 2019

Each New Year brings with it a fresh set of recruitment challenges, and 2019 is no different. From the incorporation of AI and Machine Learning to redundant hiring technologies, responding to new challenges requires a fresh and innovative approach. In this blog, we’ll list a few recruitment challenges of 2019 and how to overcome them. […]

3 Ways to Deal with Bad Employees

3 Ways to Deal with Bad Employees

Is an employee making your workplace an unpleasant environment for fellow workers? Have you received multiple complaints about their bad behavior and actions? Here’s what you need to do. Have an Open Conversation To get to the bottom of the problem, you need to know what’s causing it in the first place. Is their recent […]

5 Ways HR is Critical for Business Success

5 Ways HR is Critical for Business Success

HR is Critical for Business Success the HR department is a function that’s related to managing, recruiting, and directing people. Most of its activities are carried out behind the scenes and its operations are viewed as nothing more than processing payrolls and dealing with employee benefits issues. In truth, HR defines the entire business culture […]

Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying  Workplace bullying is one of the biggest factors in employee turnover. It can occur for a wide variety of reasons, but one thing that all workplace bullies have in common is this: they target your most skilled workers on a consistent basis. Workplace bullying is 4x more common than discrimination or even sexual harassment. […]