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Illegal Job Interview Questions Small Businesses Need to Avoid

As a small business owner, it’s important to which illegal job Interview questions you need to avoid asking your future hires. Laws at the federal and state level exist to protect people from being discriminated against during the hiring process.

As an employer, you need to carefully formulate the questions you ask during a job interview. In our office, anyone interviewing a potential job candidate must follow a standard set of best practices for interviewing job candidates. Such practices are critical for avoiding a job discrimination lawsuit that could tear down the business success you’ve […]

2019-12-11T13:38:38-08:00March 30th, 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 regulatory requirements.

PEOs act as a “co-employer” with your company so that they share contractual obligations with your employees. Management decisions, however, remain with your company. You continue to guide the daily job duties and responsibilities of your […]

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

Should I Call My Employee an Associate or Representative?

Small business owners often struggle when coming up with a job title for their new employee or when listing an open position at their business. Although we’d all like to think that a job title doesn’t mean that much, it’s actually really important from both an employer and employee point of view.

What Job Titles Mean – and What They Can Do

According to Fast Company, 80% of companies they surveyed use job titles to demonstrate an employee’s position in the company hierarchy. And 92% use job titles to define an employee’s role […]

2019-12-11T13:35:53-08:00February 9th, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , |

How Job Titles Can Help You Hire Great Talent

So it’s a new year, and you’re looking to hire new talent. You start off by posting a job online, but you’re not finding many candidates, at least not the great ones your company needs. How come? You may not realize this, but the job titles on your postings might be the reason.

Professionals care about the job title a company will provide them with (as well as one they’ll be proud to boast on their resumes in the new year). If you spend enough time looking at […]

2019-12-11T13:16:58-08:00January 24th, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , |

How to Handle Payroll for Your First Employee

It’s easy to get frustrated when you’re new to hiring and you’re trying to figure out how to handle payroll and the legal issues that come along with new employees. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

When business is booming and it’s time to hire your first employee, you might discover finding great talent, hiring someone, and making sure that all of your new hire paperwork is in order is often a steep learning curve for entrepreneurs. Fortunately, once you go through the on-boarding process with one employee, […]

2019-12-10T14:49:49-08:00November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , , , |

Hiring the Best Candidates: 3 Filters to Add to Your Interview Process

Some studies estimate that the cost of hiring someone is approximately six to nine months’ of their salary. An employee making on average $40,000 might cost $20,000 or more to find if you factor in the time to recruit, screen, hire and train new employees. With so much on the line for finding a great candidate, it’s critically important to do your best to screen potential employees as rigorously as possible.

Weeding out those who aren’t qualified is easy, but screening the final group for the star performer in the mix is difficult. […]

2019-12-24T05:55:35-08:00October 18th, 2016|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , , , |

Using a Recruiting Firm to Find Your Next Hire

I’m a big fan of getting help where I need it. Over the years, Phil and I have hired really smart people to help us grow CorpNet. But it’s not just our employees that help us. We also work with a recruiting firm, Tri-Search, which helps us find the best talent for a given role.

2019-09-03T05:43:59-07:00November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Growth and Expansion|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?

2019-12-09T06:46:59-08:00March 30th, 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: , |