From the archive Five mistakes: Incompetent employees are the business’ fault

I think this is always good to revisit. I am helping with a situation that is not all that uncommon. I am sure this has happened to you as well. A manager wants to let someone go. Naturally, there is no documentation. So I ask the question “Why?” “Because he is incompetent, he just can’t …

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Small Business HR: Yes There Are A Lot of Laws You Must Comply With

I help small businesses on a daily basis deal with human resources issues. I also teach the fundamentals of human resources to classes that often include small business managers. Both my clients and my students are often shocked and many are dismayed at the number of laws that they have to comply with to be …

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Small Business HR: Know What You Need When You Hire Family

I made a presentation the other day to a group of people who own or work in small businesses. Since I work with helping many small businesses with their human resources I have a presentation on the Top 5 HR Mistakes that Small Business Make. I wrote about this in 2010. You can look here …

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The Importance of Small Businesses

If you know me, or have been reading me for anytime, you probably have discerned that I am a human resources consultant. However, unlike most consultants who pursue big companies, I specialize in helping small companies deal with the challenges of having employees. So small business growth is important to me and apparently it is to …

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The Mardi Gras Edition of the Carnival of HR

Michael Krupa, at Infobox, has hosted this weeks version of the Carnival of HR, Mardi Gras! Mardi Gras is a celebration time and this Carnival is a no exception. Hurricanes, beads, masks and more are available. Here the music and dance to the tune of great HR blogs. Learn about networking, HR mistakes, essential tools for change, …

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Top 5 HR Mistakes That Small Businesses Make

I am giving a presentation today to a small business association. As all of you know, HR mistakes for any company can be disruptive or even destructive, regardless of the size of the company. For small companies HR mistakes can be amplified and have a significant effect on the potential survival of the company. As …

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