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June 24, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Disrupting the Workplace with…Smoothies?

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today, smoothies in the workplace, men struggle with paternity leave and co-workers unite on Facebook.  Are Smoothies the Next Big Perk? Summer fridays? Nap rooms? What’s the next work perk trend? If […]

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June 24, 2019

How to Reduce Employee Turnover? 3 Academic Models to Learn and Steal From

Employee turnover is a costly proposition for business. In a plentiful applicant market, replacing staff can be lengthy and expensive. In a tight applicant market it can have devastating effects on productivity and profit. Creating an environment where staff is engaged with their company, work and peers is achievable. Some established motivational (and de-motivational) models […]

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June 21, 2019

The Daily Rundown: The $1.5 Trillion Work Perk

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today, pet perks rule, student loan repayment benefits are in style and dads re-think their careers. Pet Perks Are a Priority More folks are souring on open office plans. But the pets […]

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June 21, 2019

Washington State Salary History Ban Starts July 28

Washington state employers will not be allowed to ask job applicants for their salary history as of July 28, 2019. The Evergreen state is the 17th state to put some type of salary history ban in place. The ban is aimed at eliminating the longstanding gap in wages between men and women. Women on average […]

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June 20, 2019

The Daily Rundown: New York to Strengthen Sexual Harassment Laws

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today, New York toughens sexual harassment laws, Southwest offers small business owners lots of points, business owners struggle to speak banker and insurance costs to jump. New York Passes Tough Sexual Harassment […]

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June 20, 2019

The Onboarding Documents You Need to Collect and Keep

If you run an organization that employs people, you should know that the hiring and onboarding processes come with a lot of paperwork. In fact, you may collect employee documents during onboarding and throughout the employment period. As the employer, it is your responsibility to keep employee records safe. Improper storage or sharing of employee […]

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June 19, 2019

The Daily Rundown: When the Business Owner Passes Over

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today, what happens when a business owner passes on, lack of recognition kills retention and onboarding is for everyone. What Happens When the Business Owner Dies Succession planning is often associated with […]

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June 19, 2019

How to Attract and Retain Qualified Workers

Hiring qualified employees is challenging, but retaining qualified employees could be harder. As much as 20% of turnover occurs in the first 45 days on the job, and 4% of new hires won’t come back for a second day of work if day one was disastrous. It’s important for businesses to figure out how to […]

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June 18, 2019

Maine’s First-of-its-Kind Paid Leave Law to Cover 85% of State’s Employers

Providing paid leave in some form — vacation, sick leave or family leave — is increasingly in the news cycle. Recently, the state of Maine went a step further. The Pine Tree state passed a law allowing employees to accrue and take leave for any reason. Gov. Janet Mills signed “An Act Authorizing Earned Employee […]

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June 17, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Caterpillar and the Coffee Shop

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today, Nevada makes paid time off a requirement, a coffee shop squares off with Caterpillar, and work-life issues don’t end when maternity leave does. Nevada Makes Paid Time Off a Requirement Under […]

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June 17, 2019

What Is Employee Turnover (and Why It Matters)

At some point, if your business is more than one person, you’re likely to deal with employee turnover. According to a Gallup’s 2015 Workforce Panel study, 51% of employees are actively looking for a new job at any given time. If and when any of those people actually leave, the cost isn’t trivial. And they […]

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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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