4 HR Considerations for Planning the Holiday Party

It’s that time of year to make plans for the office holiday party. You might already have the venue and costs locked in, but have you considered conduct guidelines for employees? For many, this is a great way to celebrate … Read More

The Importance of Company Culture

Congratulations! You have made it past the start-up phase and your company is starting to become a well-oiled machine. Your goals are aligned and you have stellar employees, but how do you keep them motivated? This is when a strong … Read More

Vacation Time vs. PTO: What’s the Difference?

Are you trying to decide whether to offer a vacation/sick time or a Paid Time Off (PTO) policy to your employees? Do you know the real differences in the plans? Understanding the specifics of each option is the first step … Read More

Conducting SMART(er) Performance Reviews

Establishing goals for future performance is an important element of the annual performance evaluation process. In broad terms, goals should be SMART, manageable in quantity (e.g. 4–6 per year) and address both business/career outcomes and personal development. Do you adhere … Read More

Leverage Social Media to Find Job Applicants

Every month there are 1.71 billion active users on Facebook, 450 million users on LinkedIn and 313 million users on Twitter. What does this mean for your business? Active job seekers, who have posted their career experience and other relevant … Read More

Conduct Your Team with Precision

As business owners, executives, and supervisors are all aware, managing employees is one of the hardest parts of running a business. You must balance their strengths and weaknesses, their personalities, and their skill sets, all while trying to earn and … Read More

Motivating Millennial Employees

Millennials are currently the largest segment of workers in the United States, and in five years, are projected to make up nearly half of the working population. As the newest population in the workforce, this generation has a different perspective … Read More

Cracking the Dress Code

Business professional or business casual? Suit and tie or shorts and flip-flops? What kind of dress code should your business have? Often, the answer comes down to corporate culture—the culture your business has, or the culture your business wants. There … Read More

Who Benefits from Retirement Plans?

In today’s competitive landscape, recruiting and hiring top talent is key to a business’ success. This is especially true for small to medium-sized businesses who are looking to stand out in a crowded market. One way of accomplishing this goal … Read More