The Small Business HR, Benefits, and Payroll Blog

Do You Know About these 13 Small Business Hiring and Tax Credits?

Subscribe to our People Now newsletter for more HR news & Industry trends.

Please enter a valid email address.


Thanks for subscribing to People Now!

Trending Posts


hr-news

May 24, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Want to Honor Vets? Hire Them.

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. We made it through another week! Before we dive into a three-day weekend of BBQs and boat rides (or however you spend your time away from the workplace), we want to take […]

Shares
contingent-workforce-pros-and-cons

May 24, 2019

What are the Pros and Cons to a Contingent Workforce for Small Business?

Need some extra help on a big project? Looking for someone to lighten the load? A contingent workforce is a cost-effective way for small businesses to make the most of their manpower. What is considered a Contingent Worker? A contingent worker is a temporary outsourced employee,  such as a freelancer, contractor, or consultant. They can […]

Shares
hr-news

May 23, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Employee Engagement Starts with Hiring

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. On today’s agenda: the rising minimum wage in Connecticut, the correlation between the hiring process and employee engagement, and the impact of the USMCA trade agreement on small businesses. Connecticut joins list […]

Shares
should-you-disclose-your-salary-history

May 23, 2019

Should You Disclose Your Salary History?

This is a tricky question and, unfortunately, there is no single “right” answer. In fact, the answer actually depends on the location of the company where you’re interviewing since several — though not all — states have banned asking for a salary history. So what are the pros and cons of revealing this information to […]

Shares
hr-news

May 22, 2019

The Daily Rundown: New Research Says We’re Hiring Wrong

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. We’re half way through the week, with a three-day weekend in sight for many. Get ready for BBQs and backyard parties by considering the way that office culture is changing for many […]

Shares
working-mom

May 22, 2019

A Mompreneur Guide to Bereavement in the Workplace

Within the past year, a dear friend of mine received the call that everyone dreads — her close relative had died unexpectedly. My friend stepped out of a meeting to take an urgent call and her life changed drastically, right before her colleagues’ eyes. Less than a month into a new job at a small […]

Shares
hr-news

May 21, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Washington State Takes On the Noncompete

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today: Rhode Island’s efforts to keep money at home and in the hands of SBOs, a new noncompete law in Washington state, and an online tool to connect female entrepreneurs with VC […]

Shares
small-business-401k-tax-credit

May 21, 2019

The Small Business 401(k) Tax Advantage

If you’re a small business owner, chances are, you recently completed your tax filing. So, how to save money on taxes next year is probably top of mind. Here’s something you may not know: offering your employees an employer-sponsored 401(k), if you haven’t already offered one, could save you a big chunk of change at […]

Shares
hr-news

May 20, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Houston Small Business Owners the Most Optimistic

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Hello. Happy Monday. Here’s the rundown on small business optimism in Houston, remote workers in Colorado, differing opinions on the impact of immigration, and the struggle to market for many SBOs. Enjoy! […]

Shares
hr-news

May 17, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Which Industries Have the Most Quitters?

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. We like to lead with the good news, so we’ll start by checking in with the National Federation of Independent Businesses and their Optimism Index before looking at the increasing number of […]

Shares
new-mexico-employment-law

May 16, 2019

New Mexico Employers See Wave of Employment Law Changes in June

A wave of changes to employment laws will impact businesses in New Mexico. Robust legislative action means big changes at the workplaces in the “Land of Enchantement.” The changes include limiting what employers can ask about an applicant’s criminal history, leave requirements for caregivers and new wage protections for domestic workers. New Mexico’s governor also […]

Shares
hr-news

May 15, 2019

The Daily Rundown: New York and California Ban Hair Discrimination

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today we kick things off by looking at the growing trend toward part-time work, before heading over to California to check out the governor’s plan to help SBOs pay for healthcare and […]

Shares