Hiring & Labor

From W-2’s to W9’s and what you need to know when hiring those who will support your business.

Boosting Company Morale During COVID-19

Boosting Company Morale During COVID-19

At the moment, being a company leader can be extremely anxiety-inducing since anything you say sets a tone for the entire company. You want to be positive while also providing an authentic message to your staff. With the following strategies, you'll be able to boost...

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Managing Reopening During COVID-19

Managing Reopening During COVID-19

Right now, companies are exploring their options for reopening. For some, even with all the government assistance, their success and their staff's livelihoods depend on it. At the same time, their staff's safety is a concern since they can't afford to lose employees....

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Find the Right Employees During Quarantine

Find the Right Employees During Quarantine

If you’re an essential business or you focus on eCommerce, you might still be scaling your company during this pandemic. If you’re still seeing a spike in growth, you need the right staff behind you, ensuring you continue building your customer base. Right now, there...

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What You Need to Know About the Employer Landscape

What You Need to Know About the Employer Landscape

COVID-19 is changing the business landscape as we know it. And while it will likely revert back to how it was eventually, for the time being you need to be ready for anything the market will throw at you. This includes possible changes in customer needs, new...

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Ways to Reduce the Pain of Layoffs

Ways to Reduce the Pain of Layoffs

Nobody looks forward to delivering the news that one of their employees is getting let go. Still, presiding over layoffs is a part of leadership, and what you say, or don’t say, when you lay someone off can have an impact on the future of your company. Treating your...

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Why Your Business Needs an Applicant Tracking System

Why Your Business Needs an Applicant Tracking System

Every hiring manager has been there: Your inbox is overflowing, and you’re working overtime to excavate the few qualified applicants from the rush of unqualified applications. Or, maybe you’ve been in the converse situation: You post a job, but the response is radio...

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What Does the Secure Act Mean to Small Business Owners?

What Does the Secure Act Mean to Small Business Owners?

According to the Government Accountability Office, up to 30% of American workers work part time. With the rise of the gig economy, there are more and more part time workers every single year, and if your business employs them, the SECURE Act that passed into law this...

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How to Talk to Your Employees About Rising Health Costs

How to Talk to Your Employees About Rising Health Costs

No employer looks forward to telling their employees about an increase in health insurance costs, but in our current climate, the reality is that most employers are going to have to navigate that conversation sooner or later. When it’s your turn to communicate with...

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Power Up Your Job Descriptions to Attract the Right People

Power Up Your Job Descriptions to Attract the Right People

Creating just the right job description is tough, but it’s an essential part of attracting and retaining the right employees. According to Recruiterbox.com, the sweet spot for length is somewhere between 700–2,000 words. For context, that is between two-and-a-half and...

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Effective Employee Training

Effective Employee Training

Professional development is essential to the growth and strength of your business, but putting together effective training can be difficult. Here are a few things to keep at the front of your mind as you develop your next training. Engage Different Learning Styles...

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A Guide to Gig Worker Retainment

A Guide to Gig Worker Retainment

Gig Workers — or freelancers, whatever you prefer to call them — have woven their way deep into the fabric of modern businesses. Freelancers help bridge gaps during periods of staff shortage, and they bring specialized — and often expensive — skill sets to the table....

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An Overworked Staff is an Underperforming Staff

An Overworked Staff is an Underperforming Staff

According to the BBC, employees who use all of their leave are 6.5% more likely to get promoted or get a raise than employees who retain eleven or more annual leave days. Having a well-staffed company that can cope with a brief absence is one of the key ways employers...

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Balancing Work & Your Personal Life

Balancing Work & Your Personal Life

Working on career goals and maintaining a balanced personal life is no easy task. More often than not, when you’re excelling in one area, the other suffers. But this doesn’t have to be the case. There are a few simple tricks you can utilize to improve your...

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Tax Season and Your Employees

Tax Season and Your Employees

At the beginning of every year, there are two critical numbers in tax-law provisions that are adjusted for inflation. The IRS and Social Security Administration usually release these figures in October. Unfortunately, at the time of writing this, these figures have...

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Top Cost-Cutting Measures

Top Cost-Cutting Measures

As we approach a new year, companies are looking for new ways to save money and properly budget. As a small business, it can be difficult to save money and grow at the same time. There are, however, some unique things you can implement to trim your operating budget....

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The Basics of Intraoffice Conflict Management

The Basics of Intraoffice Conflict Management

Conflict can arise anywhere at any time, regardless of how well team members work with each other. Failure to address conflict efficiently can lead to high turnover rates, which can cost anywhere from 16%–216% of the salary of the individual as noted in our last...

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Does Employee Turnover Keep You Up at Night?

Does Employee Turnover Keep You Up at Night?

Employee turnover rates can have a substantial effect on the lifeblood of the business. It is estimated turnovers can cost anywhere from 16% to 216% percent of the employee's salary. Another study found that 25% of all new hires quit within a year. There are many...

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The Benefits of Healthy Employees

The Benefits of Healthy Employees

There are a plethora of benefits associated with having your employees in good health. Investing in perks like gym or health memberships can have notable upfront costs. However, there are also benefits that will make a substantial impact on your business performance....

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Is Hiring Student Workers Worth It?

Is Hiring Student Workers Worth It?

When hiring student employees, you need to consider several factors. While doing so can be beneficial for you and the students you hire, there can be some downsides you need to prepare for. Here are just a few of the pros and cons associated with hiring students for...

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Hiring Via Social Media

Hiring Via Social Media

Finding quality employees can be frustrating at times, and social media can make the whole process even more confusing. Running a small business is already very stressful. By using these strategies in your hiring process, you can eliminate another potential source of...

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Make Hiring Count

Make Hiring Count

When on the search for employees, the amount of time and money you put into an individual can really add up, so you need to make it count. Unfortunately, it really is a candidate's market right now, so you need to be aware of the current employment trends that will...

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Preventing High Turnover Rates

Preventing High Turnover Rates

Hiring is one of the most crucial and tricky parts of any successful business venture. That’s why, ideally, it should be avoided as much as possible! Employee turnover is a huge strain on your business, so finding ways to increase employee retention is crucial. With...

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One Tool for Your Hiring Arsenal

One Tool for Your Hiring Arsenal

Hiring is never easy. Your business has specific needs and you want to find the perfect candidate to fit those needs. But finding that candidate means you often have to wade through dozens of other applicants first. A lot of businesses end up settling on the...

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The Pros and Cons of Job Search Sites

The Pros and Cons of Job Search Sites

For those of you on the job hunt, it may be time to rethink your outreach methods. With today’s myriad of job recruitment services, there is a virtually endless stream of ways to find work. From message boards to resume searching sites to job search engines and...

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How to Find the Perfect Hire

How to Find the Perfect Hire

Hiring new employees is vital if you want your company to succeed. We have mentioned in the past that employees are the fuel that keeps your company going, therefore it is important to find the right candidate who is capable of doing the job in the most efficient way....

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The Subtle Difference Between Entrepreneurship and Labor

The Subtle Difference Between Entrepreneurship and Labor

The nuances in the business jargon we use every day gets lost in translation sometimes. This is especially true when it comes to the actual difference between labor and entrepreneurship. Believe it or not, these two components are very different in practice. Simply...

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Working With a Team of Entrepreneurs

Working With a Team of Entrepreneurs

So many people who decide to start a business overlook the importance of having a team of entrepreneurs on board with you. It is necessary to remember that one person by themselves cannot achieve all the goals they set for their business, so getting a little bit of...

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Investing in the Right Employees

Investing in the Right Employees

Unemployment in America has been at historic lows recently. As such, the optimism driving small businesses seems to be at an all-time high. As those numbers soar, so also is the demand fo small business loans, with entrepreneurs around the nation reaping the benefits....

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The Importance of Company Culture

The Importance of Company Culture

The concept of making workplaces more than a monotonous drudgery of paperwork and deadlines seems to be a fairly new idea. Workplace etiquette and ideology in the United States has changed so much — thanks to countless laws and reforms by workers unions — the...

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The Right Way to Say Goodbye

The Right Way to Say Goodbye

Getting fired is a horrible experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Losing a job is hard on an employee, and terminating an employee can create a whole mess of grief for the company as well. This is especially hard for any small-business owner heading up a tight-knit...

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Hiring a Team as an Entrepreneur

Hiring a Team as an Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur committed to your business, you can see how you are growing in different ways every day. But there will come a time when you are no longer able to handle everything on your own. That is the moment when you need to start thinking about hiring...

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A Simple Guide to Hiring Smarter

A Simple Guide to Hiring Smarter

For many entrepreneurs and first time small-business owners, the hiring process may seem like learning a foreign language. You started this project by yourself or with a small team, now you’ve grown it to the point where expansion isn’t just an option — it’s...

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Higher Quality Hiring

Higher Quality Hiring

What to Keep in Mind When Bringing on Employees Very, very seldom are successful businesses run by one person. It’s just not practical. While many of the companies you admire — or even your own business — started in garages or spare bedrooms or on rundown personal...

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Entrepreneurial Coaching Masters

Entrepreneurial Coaching Masters

Why Having a Coach in Your Corner Gives you the Upper Hand The road the entrepreneur walks can be a lonely one, especially when you’re just starting out. As with anything that requires you to stick your neck out to follow a dream, it can often be confusing, especially...

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7 Ways To Reward Your Employees

7 Ways To Reward Your Employees

It’s November, which means it’s the month of giving thanks! When you run a business, so much of its success is owed to your team of employees. But writing a check to show appreciation for all your employees can be impersonal and financially irresponsible. Here are...

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Going Big – Scaring Business Owners Out of Success

Going Big – Scaring Business Owners Out of Success

When a good family friend considered expanding his business out of Scottsdale, Arizona to Mesa, Arizona, he imagined his clientele expanding and his money growing. Unfortunately, his investment in office space in Mesa ended up failing - he was unable to attract...

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Getting Family Involved In Your Business

Getting Family Involved In Your Business

Entrepreneurship can be a tricky business (pun intended), especially when you’re trying to balance work and your family life. Many entrepreneurs lean on their families as a lifeline - family members fill positions in the company and even provide short-term...

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5 Ways To Plan Ahead In Business

5 Ways To Plan Ahead In Business

When you make the choice to be your own boss, it can come with an overwhelming to-do list. With everything that needs to get done on a daily basis, how can you possibly stay on top of everything?  One of the biggest mishaps new business owners run into is...

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Entrepreneurs Now Outnumber Full-time Employees In U.S.

Entrepreneurs Now Outnumber Full-time Employees In U.S.

Entrepreneurs in the U.S. are a force to be reckoned with. The spirit of entrepreneurship has always been the backbone of America, and now we’ve got numbers to prove it.  In 2014, the IRS reported that over 91,102,788 individuals receive non-employee...

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5 Ways Hiring Students Benefit Your Company

5 Ways Hiring Students Benefit Your Company

I can’t tell you how frustrating it was my senior year of my undergraduate and everywhere I looked, companies were looking for someone with 5-7 years of professional experience. It felt like there was no middle ground between entry-level jobs for high...

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How To: Interview Students

How To: Interview Students

Students often face a struggle getting a job in their field of study, especially when their experience is limited. So when you’re trying to interview someone with limited experience, how do you gauge what kind of candidate they might be? Asking the right...

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5 Things You Should Never Expect From Experts

Image credit: Thomas Barwick | Getty Images Reader Resource Apply now to be an Entrepreneur 360™ company. Let us tell the world your success story. Get Started » Domain experts have typically spent countless hours building their expertise, content, an audience and...

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Why More Sales Leaders Are Focusing on Sales Coaching

Image credit: Shutterstock.com Reader Resource Apply now to be an Entrepreneur 360™ company. Let us tell the world your success story. Get Started » The American job market is tighter than it’s been in years, and the sales industry is no exception. Great sales reps...

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Fair Labor Standards Act and Regulations

Fair Labor Standards Act and Regulations

The United Sates Department of Labor (DOL) provides great resources for understanding “fair labor standards”. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Advisor provides employers and employees with the information they need to understand Federal minimum wage, overtime,...

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California Entrepreneurs Impacted by Minimum Wage Increase

California Entrepreneurs Impacted by Minimum Wage Increase

Increasing minimum wage has been a hot topic as of late. Shouldn’t employees be able to make a livable wage? It seems like the answer would be simple, but there’s a little more to think about than just whether or not people should make more money. What does increasing...

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