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stacks of employee records

July 2, 2018

The Small Business Guide to Employee Records

If you’re thinking about tossing out that personnel file on the employee who quit last week, hold off. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requires you to keep all employee records for a year. And if you terminate someone, you must keep the employee’s personnel records for a year from the termination date.  Companies […]

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money sign: cost of onboarding

April 4, 2018

How much do hiring and onboarding cost?

Hiring and onboarding new employees are important steps to grow any business. And research shows that a company’s approach to these processes significantly impacts the average duration of employment. According to SHRM, 50% of hourly workers leave new jobs within the first 4 months. With this in mind, it’s not difficult to understand why more […]

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Jay Fulcher on Bravery

April 3, 2018

Effective Leadership: Be Brave but Limit Bravado

If modern business were a book or movie, bravery would be the undeniable hero. Starting a business is hard, but running and growing one is becoming increasingly more Herculean in the face of global, economic, political and environmental changes which are impacting business more than ever. The willingness and fortitude to take risks, face fear, […]

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December 4, 2017

‘Tis the Season To Offer Great Benefits (& Build a Great Team)

As someone who helps run a small business, you have a lot of challenges that bigger employers don’t have. As a result, the outlook can be a little dicey: Roughly half of small businesses survive their first five years, and only 30% last for 10 years or more, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. […]

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mercy for animals

May 2, 2017

[Customer Spotlight]: A Look into Mercy For Animal’s Fight for Animal Rights

Did you know that 9 billion farmed animals are killed for food each year? And that 300 million unwanted male chicks are killed by the U.S. egg industry each year? The stats are astounding – and it’s what prompted Mercy For Animals (MFA) to form. Based out of Los Angeles, the nonprofit is fighting to […]

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April 21, 2017

[Customer Spotlight]: How one Company is Leveraging Technology and Corporate Social Responsibility to Disrupt the Tile Industry

When most people think of industry disruption, they don’t think of tile. Eric Edelson, CEO of Fireclay Tile, wants to change that. Fireclay Tile, which manufactures and sells high-end ceramic and glass tile for both residential and commercial applications, and counts Starbucks and Whole Foods among its customers, is disrupting the industry with their direct […]

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July 26, 2016

How Benefits Can Help You Win the Talent War

My business helps companies grow by finding the right talent. We’ve worked with the majority of Atlanta’s start-ups and fastest growing companies, and one thing I’ve learned is benefits matter. Having a strong benefits offering can be big ammo when fighting for (and retaining) talent, especially in this candidate-driven environment. With healthcare costs at an […]

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Handson Bay Area nonprofit

April 26, 2016

How One Nonprofit Drives Hands-On Volunteers With Hands-Off HR

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to an abundance of volunteer opportunities, but logistics often keep would-be do-gooders from taking the time to pitch in. HandsOn Bay Area has been connecting people to volunteer opportunities and strengthening local communities since the late 1980s. In 2015, HandsOn Bay Area worked with over 16,000 volunteers to […]

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DIY entrepreneur Brooklyn Tweed

March 22, 2016

Balancing DIY & SOS: A Modern Tale of an All-American Business

Brooklyn Tweed is on a mission to change the way you think about knitting. Yes, knitting. The Portland-based small business makes 100% breed-specific, all-American yarn on a large scale, along with fashionably hip patterns for women and men. Ten years ago, it was rare to find wool yarn sourced and produced within the U.S. Wishing […]

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