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employee conflict

March 28, 2017

5 Effective Ways to Handle Employee Conflict

“Conflict is inevitable but combat is optional.” Max Lucado Employee happiness and amicability is important, but when you throw any variation of employee personalities together, there’s bound to be some sort of clash. Conflict isn’t necessarily bad, though. On the contrary, it’s rather healthy to have your ideas challenged, and it helps hash out and […]

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March 17, 2017

Demystifying Background Checks

Your business is your baby. No matter its size and scope, you likely spend more time at work than anywhere else — and that’s why filling your office with hires you’re confident in is super important. When it comes to growing your team, there seem to be more “to do” items than you ever thought possible. […]

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Business intelligence reports and tools

March 15, 2017

Answering 3 Top HR Questions With Business Intelligence Reports

Just as road maps make it easier for drivers to find the shortest routes, business intelligence reports help companies visualize and navigate key human resources (HR) analytics. Because of this, businesses are increasingly investing in tech resources for collecting, storing, and organizing important employee data.   Fortunately, this investment in technology can pay off big time for […]

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November 16, 2016

4 Smart Tips for Hiring Top Talent

Are you struggling to land quality talent for the open positions in your company? You’re not alone. In fact, 40% of employers globally report difficulties filling jobs due to lack of available talent, according to the 2016 Talent Shortage Survey, released by ManpowerGroup in October. The Hardest Roles to Fill      Skilled Trades      IT Staff      Sales Representatives      Engineers […]

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voting politics workplace

November 2, 2016

Time to Vote!

Election day is almost here! (thank goodness). It’s always good to encourage your employees to celebrate our democracy and get out and vote. And, depending on your state, you may be required to provide employees time off to go vote. For example, in the state of California: Employees can be given as much time as […]

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October 4, 2016

Navigating California’s New $15 Minimum Wage

Navigating state law changes can be tricky and often results in employers not being in compliance with new regulations. Small businesses can unknowingly be out of compliance if they fail to understand all aspects of newly enacted laws. This could be the case with California’s Senate Bill (“SB”) 3. Signed by Governor Brown on April […]

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August 14, 2016

[Free eBook] 20 Questions to Help Leaders Tackle Top Employee Challenges

As a leader, you have a lot of responsibility on your plate. And while you’re likely keeping strong focus on the growth of your product (read: sales), you may not always be sure of the best ways to grow other areas of your company—namely, your people. Here’s the thing: To unlock future growth, your team is your […]

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HR Tech

July 1, 2016

Improve Work Interactions With These Two Simple, Daily Habits

We’ve all seen the images of entire families on their phone at the dinner table, or meetings where everyone is looking at their computer, and not looking at their boss. While technology can certainly distract us, it’s also a powerful tool for feeling more connected among families, friends, and colleagues at work. Two experts suggest […]

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May 10, 2016

17 Realities of Start-up Life Entrepreneurs Need to Know About

Start-up life has been depicted in television shows like “Silicon Valley”, maligned in books like Disrupted by Dan Lyons, and misunderstood by media outlets for years. For small business owners and entrepreneurs on the front lines, these popular depictions of startup and small business life are light on facts and heavy on sensational storylines. What’s […]

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April 21, 2016

The Road Not Taken: The 6 Life Events That Made Andy Sparks An Entrepreneur

From starting a micro-brewery while still in college to becoming co-founder of Mattermark, one of Silicon Valley’s most buzzed about start-ups, Andy Sparks has had an unconventional road to success. But it was his decidedly unusual past that prepared him for the ups and downs of running a start-up today. Recently, Sparks sat down with […]

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April 20, 2016

6 Under-the-Radar Tools That Make Running A Small Business Less Painful

If you run a small business, there’s one thing you’ve probably got a lot of experience with: Having to do it all. Whether it’s managing new hire paperwork, finances, or helping teams collaborate more effectively, you’re typically the point-person for every decision– large or small–about your business. Not surprisingly, this can be (very) painful. To […]

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April 14, 2016

13 Powerful Apps to Optimize Your Time (And Your Business)

While it’s all too easy to lament that we spend too much time glued to our phones, it’s nearly impossible to deny everything that these devices do for us on a daily basis. From eliminating awful post office runs, delivering food to our desks, or even picking up items for donation, mobile apps today have […]

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