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June 14, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Where Should Working Dads Live?

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today, the best states for working dads, construction jobs are rising, and the EEOC investigations may be dropping. The Best States for Dad to Work Just in time for Father’s Day, WalletHub […]

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June 14, 2019

What’s In the Nevada Marijuana Drug Employment Law?

New legislation in Nevada makes it the first state to prohibit employers from disqualifying candidates because of a failed drug screen for marijuana. Governor Steve Sisolak signed the new law on June 5. It will take effect on January 1, 2020. Since the state passed its recreational marijuana use laws in 2016, the Governor felt […]

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June 13, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Seattle Workplaces Win with Dogs

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today, Virginia set new law for employee records, Seattle tops dog-friendly workplaces, and Nevada says a failed marijuana screening can’t rule out a job. Virginia New Employee Records Amendment Starts July 1 […]

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June 13, 2019

How to Decrease Employee Turnover

One of the most common complaints from business owners is a lack of employee loyalty. The turnover rate is too damn high. The data suggests they’re right. A study from the Work Institute estimated that 42 million — one in four, employees — left their jobs in 2018. Yet, the same study suggests that nearly […]

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June 12, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Your Employees Don’t Care About the Company Picnic

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today, employees don’t really care about the company picnic, California seeks to codify the ABC test, and malware is all over the small business world. Employees Want Fridays Off. Employers Want Picnics. […]

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June 12, 2019

The Essential Components of an Onboarding Checklist

The onboarding process isn’t just about paperwork and forms. it welcomes the new employees into the fold, immersing them in connections and culture. The result can mean getting past the initial ‘hump’ that often leads to high employee turnover. Onboarding checklists help streamline the process, while ensuring each critical stage, phase and task is completed. […]

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June 11, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Nothing Keeps Small Business Owners Down

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today, optimism keeps growing, the dream keeps side hustles into full-time businesses, small business loan approvals increase, and job hoppers might be making more than you need to pay. Small Business Optimism […]

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June 11, 2019

5 Example PTO Policies from Actual Small Business Owners

While enterprise businesses are creating “astronomical salary” offers that are hard to turn down, small businesses may have lucked into an unsuspecting strategic recruiting advantage. Specifically, they are more flexible to workers’ wants and needs. The State of PTO report (a study of more than 600 small business employees) reveals what employees really want when […]

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June 10, 2019

The Data Says We Have an Employee Onboarding Problem

Business owners, at large, are failing to execute structured employee onboarding programs, despite recognizing the importance of such programs, according to an analysis of several small business reports. 79% of business leaders say onboarding is an “urgent” and “important” priority, but only 30% admit to executing a plan. That’s unfortunate. Onboarding isn’t a process that […]

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June 7, 2019

3 Employee Evaluation Examples

Conducting employee evaluations can be a daunting task for even the most experienced managers. Delivering necessary–and sometimes difficult–feedback, while maintaining a good rapport with your employees can be tricky, but it’s not impossible.   A good practice is to start the conversation with positive feedback about the employee’s performance before moving on to the areas […]

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June 6, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Will Work for Debt Relief

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today, young workers want debt relief, Oklahoma businesses get a life line, acceptance of LGBTQ workers inches up, and lots of workers won’t take vacation. Younger Workers Rate Student Debt Repayment a […]

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June 6, 2019

Why Structured Onboarding Matters When Battling Employee Turnover

Employee turnover is a killer. After you’ve gone to the trouble to recruit, hire and onboard a qualified worker, losing that talent hurts productivity and — ultimately — profitably. But what causes high employee turnover rates? And how can you reduce them? There are many reasons an employee might leave his or her job. Not […]

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