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Independent Contractor vs. Employee

Before the pandemic (and all the havoc it created), small business owners were in an ongoing pursuit of sourcing the best workers for their company. Deciding between independent contractors and employees was a frequent question and this debate grew as some states considered enacting laws like California’s 2020 AB5 law. In 2021 “The Great Resignation” […]

2021-09-14T11:10:38-07:00September 14th, 2021|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 […]

2019-12-11T13:49:33-08:00April 28th, 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 […]

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 […]

2019-12-11T13:54:06-08:00April 7th, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , |

Should Your Company Use a Professional Employer Organization?

Small business owners may be new the phrase professional employer organization, but PEOs have been around now for several years and changing the face of human resources management.

A PEO provides comprehensive outsourcing for all tasks and functions typically performed by an in-house human resources department. This may include employee job descriptions, benefits, payroll, insurance, and […]

2019-12-11T13:41:17-08:00March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , , , , |

How To Find Motivated Employees for Your Small Business

When you first start a business, you may not need to hire, But as you grow, you start looking for people to help you take your business to the next level. But where can you find the right motivated people? Sure, you can post your job on a job board, Craigslist, or career site, but you can’t always know that you’re getting quality applicants. So where DO you find the right people?

2021-12-06T13:03:02-08:00March 30th, 2015|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: |

6 Hiring Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

As you grow your business, you will inevitably need to hire help. If you’ve never been an employer before, there are certain pitfalls you need to avoid that many business owners make. Here’s your guide to what not to do in hiring staff.

2021-12-06T13:01:07-08:00March 27th, 2015|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , , |

Starting a Business: What Roles Do You Need to Fill?

When you first start your business, whether you are set up as a sole proprietorship, partnership, a corporation, or a Limited Liability Company (LLC), you may take on all the work yourself. After all, you consider yourself a great multitasker, so why not do it all yourself? You’ll learn this lesson sooner than later, but I’d rather you do it now and save yourself a lot of headache later: you’ve got to delegate to be an effective entrepreneur. That means that from Day 1, you should have the right people on your team that will help you skyrocket to success.

2019-12-09T06:52:21-08:00March 20th, 2015|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , |
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