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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 […]


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 […]


May 30, 2019

Is Asking for a Salary History Going Extinct?

If you recently applied for a job in certain states, you may have noticed that you were not asked to divulge your salary history. That’s because certain states have passed a ban on asking job applicants their past salary history in an attempt to end discriminatory practices toward marginalized people groups in the workforce and […]


May 28, 2019

The HR Challenges Shaping the Healthcare Industry

Healthcare providers run the gamut from mega hospital complexes to neighborhood physicians and dental facilities. The challenges for many — no matter how large or small — are similar. Staffing needs, human capital management and growth are priority for every business. For healthcare providers, the additional consideration of patient outcomes can add even more weight […]

healthy lifestyle for open enrollment

May 15, 2019

Everything You Need to Know for Open Enrollment 2020

Open enrollment 2020 is nearing. That means it’s time to check in with your current health insurance status. While we’re still squarely in 2019, it’s never too early to get prepared, know the dates—and plan.  Whether you’re buying for an individual or a family, here’s everything you need to know about open enrollment 2020 from […]

building an employee handbook

May 14, 2019

7 Employee Handbook Examples You Should Steal From

If you haven’t spent time designing an employee handbook yet—you’re not alone. An employee handbook can be incredibly useful in building a positive workplace culture and employee loyalty, but it’s not an easy feat to write one. That’s why we’re breaking down the process for you and offering you seven employee handbook examples. Often having […]

best resources for onboarding new employees

May 13, 2019

Transform the Employee Experience with These 5 Onboarding Resources

A good onboarding program is a wise investment to ensure your new recruits are set up for success. Here’s why: ⇾ It boosts productivity. Studies show that a strong onboarding program can boost new hire productivity by 70%. ⇾ It helps you retain more employees. Organizations with a strong onboarding process improve new hire retention […]

remote employees

May 10, 2019

3 Ways Remote Employees Benefit Your Company

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, around 24% of employees in the U.S. have had a remote position at least once. The numbers are higher in the professional services industry (35%) and the business and finance sector (38%). These numbers don’t even include the 53 million freelancers working in the U.S. alone. It’s clear […]


May 6, 2019

The Small Business Guide to Hiring Without Asking for a Salary History

Recruiting talent for any size business can be a challenge in today’s marketplace. Adding to the stress in many states and localities are new laws that prohibit companies from asking candidates for their salary history. This new wave of legislation has many small companies confused: why would salary information be any more problematic than asking […]


May 2, 2019

What You Should Know About Flexible Paid Time Off

One thing that every business with employees (aka practically all businesses) will have to contend with is crafting a paid time off, or PTO, policy. In recent years, flexible paid time off policies—aka policies that allow employees to take time off when they need it for increasingly varied reasons—have stormed onto the scene. But if […]

paid parental and sick leave

May 1, 2019

Washington DC Payroll Taxes for Paid Parental and Sick Leave Kicks in July 1

Private employers in the District of Columbia will soon begin paying an additional payroll tax to pay for the District’s “Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016.” The act allows workers to start claiming benefits in July 2020. The District will begin collecting on July 1, 2019 the quarterly payroll tax that will fund the […]

how to set your company apart when recruiting

April 30, 2019

How to Set Your Company Apart When Recruiting

The frontier of the workforce is constantly changing. With older generations working beyond traditional retirement ages and Gen Z now entering the workforce, there can be as many as five generations of workers within a single company. There are commonalities between what this diverse pool of people enjoy in the workplace; paid time off, solid […]