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July 19, 2019

Employee Turnover Is a More Costly Problem than Researchers Thought, Here’s Why

Researchers have been studying employee turnover—the causes of it, and how to prevent it—since the 1900s.  Unsurprisingly, there are countless reasons why employees quit or leave their jobs: better pay elsewhere, relocation, family emergencies, changes in career, hating a boss or work culture, and the list goes on.  Trying to unpack the full motivations for […]

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July 18, 2019

The Daily Rundown: No More Non-Competes

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today: non-compete clauses in New Hampshire, more reasons to embrace the turning tide toward wage transparency, and $15 minimum wage gets a vote.  New Hampshire & Maryland join growing list of non […]

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July 17, 2019

The Daily Rundown: The Wage Hike is Coming

Welcome to the Small Business Rundown. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. It’s Wednesday, the perfect day to consider the SBA’s new cybersecurity practices, how small business might cope with rising wages and the value of hiring more full-time workers.  US House passes legislation to […]

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July 17, 2019

5 Signs Your Employee Is About to Quit

They seem so happy – chatting in the breakroom, volunteering for projects, contributing to the quarterly newsletter – but then comes the dreaded email: the 2 week notice. How did you not see it coming? Zenefits surveyed 600 business owners to find out the top 5 signs that an employee is about to quit. According […]

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July 16, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Cleveland Rocks

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 check out a new small biz program at Cleveland’s airport, Oregon’s announcement about health insurance premium rates for 2020 and the appeal of L&D programs amongst workers. Small businesses get […]

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July 15, 2019

The Daily Rundown: The Trade Wars Continue

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 look at the impact of the trade wars with China on small businesses, new protections against IRS seizures and the factors that create a favorable “ecology” for entrepreneurs.  Trade Wars […]

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July 15, 2019

The Employer’s Guide to Boosting Employee Retention with Recognition

When it comes to retaining talent, businesses are looking for creative solutions to keep employees motivated, engaged and on the payroll. Doggie daycare and a host of other up-and-coming perks top lists of business’ idea of what employees want and need to stay loyal to the firm.  But do you really a bring-your-beagle-to-work day? What […]

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July 11, 2019

The Daily Rundown: A Different Kind of Hockey Fight

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today, Boston considers a holiday, a work spat goes viral, and a tax credit is floated to make a $15 minimum wage attractive. Boston Considers Making Election Day a Holiday Would more […]

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July 11, 2019

How to Create a New Hire Onboarding Survey

The onboarding process is crucial for good company culture and maximizing the efficiency of new hires. Get them caught up with everything they need to know about their role and the company so they can hit the ground running. The end, right? Wrong—sort of. Limiting the onboarding process to basic training without building in a […]

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July 10, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Do It For the Kids

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 Capitol wants to shelter lemonade stands, Rhode Island hits the bottom of the list, a business owner tells her license horror story and a California city in controversy over minimum […]

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July 10, 2019

Westchester County Paid Safe Time Leave Goes Into Effect On October 31

Westchester County, New York employers, who recently were required to provide earned sick leave, will have to add paid “safe time” to their leave requirements starting this fall. Under Westchester County’s recently approved Safe Time Leave Law that becomes effective on Oct. 30, 2019. Employers in the affluent New York City suburb will be required […]

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July 8, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Independent Workers Bring In Big Bucks

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 father of the 401(k) says small business needs help, independent workers generate a lot of revenue, and Wharton to close a famed development center. “Father of the 401(k)” Wants More […]

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