Hiring

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How to Hire Your First Employee

Hiring your first employee is exciting. It means your business is growing and you need someone with special skills to help take it further.

Guide to Setting Up a Remote Office

Picture this: you’ve started your own business, and it’s going well. You’re gaining more clients and customers and it’s looking like you might be ready to hire an employee. But…you’ve been working out of your cramped home office and have no place for another desk. You need that employee faster than you’d be able to find and set up a new office space.

The solution? A remote employee.

Workplace technologies are rapidly eliminating the barriers geography typically presents, making it easier than ever to have a cohesive office without actually sharing a physical […]

2019-09-03T05:40:59-07:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Growth and Expansion|Tags: |

Pre-Employment Screening Helps You Get to Know Your Candidate

An application is the first step to getting to know a candidate. The next step is when you are able to have an in-person interview with the candidate and see what they’re like in person. Interviews are usually an opportunity to get a deeper look at the candidate- analyze their mannerisms, learn about their personality and ask them questions that weren’t on the application.

While you may feel that you know a candidate after an interview, do you really? Or do you just know what they told you?

While your […]

2019-09-03T05:41:00-07:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: |

Independent Contractor vs. Employee: Differences, Wage Reporting, and More

Hiring workers to help you achieve your business dream can lift a huge weight off your shoulders. But if you don’t know how to correctly classify them, you might face even bigger problems. Understand the difference between independent contractor vs. employee, find out how to report wages, and learn how to decide worker status to avoid legal issues.

Independent Contractor vs. Employee

Knowing whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee can be difficult. Before you can decide between the two, learn what sets them apart and how the difference impact taxes and […]

2019-09-03T05:41:32-07:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: Growth and Expansion|Tags: |

What Can Employers Not Discriminate Against?

As a business owner, it’s exciting to hire employees and watch your company grow. But there are legal risks if you give job candidates and employees reason to believe your staffing decisions and policies are discriminatory.

The first step in avoiding a job discrimination lawsuit is to have a basic understanding of what you can’t discriminate against and the nature of the laws that prohibit employment discrimination.

You need to comply with all applicable federal and state (even some local) laws that protect people from job discrimination. So, in your employment […]

2019-09-03T05:41:54-07:00April 28th, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , , |

Be Your Own HR Department with These 5 Tools

Small business owners wear many hats when running daily operations – especially when they are just starting to build their company. Their tasks include administrative work, client servicing, finance requirements and more.

One of the most tedious tasks of running a business is taking care of HR requirements. Unfortunately, your HR responsibilities don’t end when an applicant signs the employment contract. This part of the business plays an important role in keeping the company running smoothly on a daily basis. However, small businesses don’t always have the luxury of […]

2019-09-03T05:41:54-07:00April 26th, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , , |

Can An Employer Ask About Your Age?

If a job candidate is googling this question after a job interview at your company, you may be headed for trouble.

At both the federal and state level, anti-discrimination laws exist to prevent businesses from hiring or not hiring based on personal characteristics that are not relevant to an individual’s ability to do the job. Age is one of them. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects people who are age 40 and older from being treated unfavorably because of their age during the hiring process—and when […]

2019-09-03T05:41:55-07:00April 21st, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , |

Avoiding A Job Discrimination Law Suit

Hiring the right people to be part of your team can greatly affect your business’s ability to succeed. It’s an important process—and a tricky one! When considering job candidates, you need to be careful or you could find yourself facing legal problems. If at any point during the hiring process you don’t comply with the federal and state (and even some local) laws that protect people from job discrimination, you risk having a lawsuit filed against your company.

When hiring employees, you must comply with all anti-discrimination laws. Even an unintentional […]

2019-09-03T05:41:56-07:00April 14th, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , , |

Best Practices For Interviewing Job Candidates

Hiring the right people requires a sure-fire interviewing process. To effectively interview job candidates, you need more than a little dedicated time and a list of questions; you need an understanding of how you can draw out the information you need about an individual’s knowledge and capabilities. You also need to tune into character nuances that might indicate how well a candidate will work with your team. And, of course, you need to do all of that without breaking any anti-discrimination laws.

Interviewing can be intimidating for not only prospective employees but also […]

2019-09-03T05:41:56-07:00April 7th, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , |