Return Investment

Our Value – Reduce Employee Turnover

Often I have been told by small business owners that they are good with HR as they are compliant and do not have any issues currently.  I am the first to tell them that it is great to hear, however, I believe that is just the tip of the iceberg.  The value that I want to bring to these businesses...

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How a Dr. Can Learn to Hire Like a Recruiter

Transitioning from working for a large hospital into your own private practice has its challenges.  The article below outlines how to best go about hiring your staff and follow industry best practices.   Six Ways to Hire Like and HR Pro at Your Medical Practice Save Save Save Save Save...

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Support Veteran Businesses

As we celebrate Memorial Day with cookouts and parades, let's also keep those who returned home and started their own businesses in mind.  The made sacrifices in the careers, education and family life to serve our country.  They have earned our respect and admiration and now let us let them earn our business too.   Below is a link for those who...

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Employee Engagement Leveraging the Frequent Review

I know I always dreaded getting performance reviews and writing performance reviews, as it led to misery in the office, i.e. employee engagement suffered.  The reported number one reason for this misery is the time spent on the process by both the employee and manager.  It does not have to be that way.   A good performance review system promotes transparency in the...

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Software as a Service – Increasing and Productivity in Small Businesses

Software as a Service, or better known as the SaaS business model, has been a staple of the effort in large businesses to increase the Return on Investment and productivity in their use of software systems.  The major benefits of this concept is to have the vendor host the application, and be responsible for the on-going development, support and data...

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Small Business Growth – Impact on HR Structure

[caption id="attachment_2484" align="alignright" width="300"] Growth is good![/caption] Rapid growth is great for small businesses and start ups but it can create an overwhelming feeling for the one person doing all of your HR work.  The question of how many internal HR employees you should have on staff is almost universally answered with a decades-long standing rule of thumb: you need one...

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Support Small Business Week – May 1 – 8

The week of May 4 through May 8 is National Small Business Week.  I was always made aware of recognizing the small business person as a child, as I remember visiting my Grandfather's store, Goldfine Jewelers on Main Street in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.   My other Grandfather, also had a retail shop of his own in Providence, Rhode Island at one...

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You Need an Employee Handbook

As you might imagine, I am doing a great deal of research with regard to how and what small businesses do within the Human Resources space.  One area that peeked my curiosity was an Employee Handbook or Manual.  It appears that there is some debate as to whether it is actually required by law, but there is no debate in...

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