Making HR An Effective Part of Your Small Business

This is a guest post that I thought was very relevant to the New Year. Nearly 6 million businesses in the U.S. are paying employees, reports the U.S. Census. Maintaining good human resources practice is a legal obligation for your small business. It’s also your employees’ source of information on topics ranging from payroll to …

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How to Boost Professionalism on a Small Business Budget

A Guest Post by Larry Lecuyer When meeting business acquaintances, nonverbal communication in the first seven seconds plays a decisive impact on your first impression, New York University researchers report. Missouri University of Science and Technology studies show online impressions form even faster, and website visitors evaluate your brand within two-tenths of a second. Portraying …

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8 HR Tips for Small Business Success

Here are 8 tips that I feel will help a small business succeed in handling the “human” aspect of the business. Hire slow, fire fast. Select people carefully, fire judicially, but don’t drag it out. Know what skills are needed to do the job correctly and hire to those, even if it is a friend. …

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Handling half days off: Exempt vs. Nonexempt

What do you do when an employee wants a half-day off? You are probably thinking to yourself “That has got to be the dumbest question Haberman has ever asked.” In reality it is not quite as straight forward as you think, because you have two classes of employees, exempt and nonexempt, that have different answers. …

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Can Tips on Customer Loyalty Work On Employees Too?

There is an article, written by Micah Solomon,  in the online version of Entreprenuer entitled Seven Tips for Building Customer Loyalty. As I was reading it I started to think that these same tips maybe useful in building employee loyalty. So here they are. Tell me what you think. Tip 1. Anticipate Customer Wishes. Solomon …

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