February Blues? 5 Ways to Stay Motivated to Grow the Business



With shorter days and longer nights, remaining motivated to grow your business can be challenging. However, because you call the shots, you need to remain actively engaged in building your company. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to continue moving forward. Here are five ways to stay motivated to grow your business. Maintain Short-… Read more »

What Are the Best HR Podcasts? What Can You Learn from Them?



Listening to HR podcasts can help you learn from other professionals who have overcome challenges similar to yours. You gain knowledge and inspiration from others who have worked in your field and can help enhance your image as an industry leader. Here are six of the best HR podcasts and what you can learn from… Read more »

Win the Battle for Talent – Part 4: Spot the Self-Motivated Job Candidate



This is the fourth in a series of five posts on winning the battle for talent.   When hiring employees, you want to interview self-motivated candidates. Hiring such a candidate means they make productive use of their time, require less supervision and typically become top performers. Here are seven ways to spot the self-motivated job… Read more »

Win the Battle for Talent – Part 3: Show You’re a Real Person



This is the third in a series of five posts on winning the battle for talent. In the competition for top talent, you need to show there are real people running your company. The best way to do this is by asking your employees to write online reviews of your business. Reviews provide insight into… Read more »

Win the Battle for Talent – Part 2: Make a Real Commitment to Workplace Diversity



This is the second in a series of five posts on winning the battle for talent. When it comes to winning the battle for talent, you need strong diversity in your workplace. You benefit from increased market insight, agility and more. Here are four benefits of making a real commitment to workplace diversity. Become a… Read more »

Win the Battle for Talent – Part 1: You Need to Share What Your Business Stands for to Recruit Top Talent



When it comes to winning the battle for talent, employees want to know what your business stands for. When your priorities match those of job candidates, you have a stronger pool from which to hire an employee who plans to remain loyal to your company for a long time. Here are three examples of what… Read more »

2018 Is the Year You Will Find Leads on Social Media



The beginning of a new year means a renewed focus on building your customer base. One method that helps you reach both targets is social media. Here are four ways you can make 2018 the year you find leads on social media. Create Engaging Content Your content defines who your customers are and helps them… Read more »

How Can Both Business Partners Receive What They Want?



When growing your business, creating strategic partnerships helps you enter new markets. Each company leverages the other’s strength and credibility to gain new customers and increase revenue. Here are four tips on how both business partners can receive what they want. Identify Potential Partners Determine which businesses that provide complimentary services you want to work… Read more »

Do You Have a Policy for Remote Workers Complying With the I-9 Form?



As an employer of remote workers, you face additional challenges in completing the Form I-9. Although you need to verify a remote worker’s work authorization documents within three days of their start date, the employee may live a substantial distance from your company and may be unable to visit your office. Because you need to… Read more »