6 HR Mistakes Not To Make For Small Businesses

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Running a small business means taking on multiple roles. However, having to handle so many jobs, from marketing to managing employees, can lead to costly mistakes. It's not uncommon for a small-business owners to neglect the human-resources side of the business when things are going smoothly, but not staying on top of employee management can lead to high turnover and possible litigation. With human-resource errors being one of the main reasons most small business fail in less than five years, employee management must be one of your top priorities. To up your odds of survival, here are 6 HR mistakes not to make for small businesses:

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4 Ways Businesses Can Increase Inclusion For Disabled Employees

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While the law requires reasonable accommodations to be met for current and applying employees, it’s best not to wait until an employee asks before you update your facilities. Having a company that is already physically prepared to handle disabilities can attract great talent that otherwise would have been put off by inadequate accommodation of physical needs. Take the time to evaluate what you have right now to help include disabled individuals, and consider these 4 ways to further that inclusion.

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Tips for Employee Training For Your Small Business

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Whether you're running a small business or a blossoming startup, the best training will meet the mission of your business, offer consistency for the company’s services and products providing new members of staff with the skill they need to be productive and to succeed. Here are some tips for employee training for your small business:

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Terminating a Contract of Employment - What You Need to Know

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Terminating an employee's contract is never easy but on some occasions there may be no other alternative. There are certain steps that you should follow. Here's what you need to know about terminating a contract of employment:

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How to Attract the Best Talent to Your SME

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Is your business ready to grow and take on new staff? Are you at the point that you need to increase your employees but are wondering how to attract the best talent to your SME? Here are some tips on hiring the best talent based on my experience. 

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10 Simple Changes To Make For A More Healthy Time At Work

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Even though you're sedentary most of the day at work doesn't mean you don't have the power to stay trim and fit. You just have to incorporate a few simple lifestyle changes and alter your habits. So, here are 10 simple changes you can make for a more healthy time at work:

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5 Key Ingredients To Becoming a Happy Small Business Owner

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It's not hard to find quotes from top company CEOs on the path to success or the best way to enjoy life, but it's not very relatable, all things considered. It's possible to be happier amid the largely daunting task of running your own business. The autonomy it affords is incomparable to working for someone else. If you're a small business owner who wouldn't quite consider yourself happy, then here are a few ways to help improve your happiness levels.

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How to Make Your Business Meetings More Manageable

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Business meetings are known for being a bit boring, and sometimes unorganised. They can also run late and long without giving attendees an authentic opportunity to engage the process. Company leaders have to ensure events are productive and keep employees engaged and informed. Here are six tips to consider that can help manage any business meeting a little better and more manageable.

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How to Get Employees to Brag About Your Business

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Research has shown that the key to getting your employees to brag about your business isn't your services or products - it's your engagement. Interestingly enough, when an employee feels engaged at work, there is a 96% chance that he/she will give their job nothing less than their best effort. Here's how to get employees to brag about your business:

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5 Office Design Trends That Could Make Your Company More Productive

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Every company needs different work space to accommodate how it organises its workflows. The design of your office can affect how your employees work both by themselves and together. Every now and then trends emerge in the way offices are designed. Here are 5 office design trends that could make your company more productive:

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7 Inexpensive Benefits to Show Your Staff They’re Appreciated

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Health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off are some of the most common benefits employers provide to their staff – and with good reason. While a competitive salary can attract top candidates to your company, the key to retaining highly qualified staff is showing them how much they’re valued. Offering additional benefits to your employees not only shows them how much you care, but it motivates them to put their best foot forward on the daily basis. If you’re interested in extending a little appreciation to your staff, here are some ideas that won’t break the bank. 7 inexpensive benefits to show your staff they're appreciated:

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Simple Things to Create a Productive Environment For Your Business

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Do you feel maybe that your employees aren't as productive in your business as you'd like them to be? Want to create a more productive environment at your company? Here are some suggestions for simple things that can help to create a more productive environment for your business:

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'Work Smarter Not Harder' is More than a Platitude

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We've all heard the expression that we need to work smarter, not harder. But what does that really mean? Most people believe it describes a focus on prioritising tasks, reducing wasted steps, and delegating responsibility. That generally holds true, but the overwhelming task list of today's worker means that new solutions might be needed. "Work Smarter Not Harder" is more than a platitude!

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Five Simple Approaches for Staying Healthy at Your Desk

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If your work is primarily at your desk, then this doesn’t mean your health has to fall by the wayside. In fact, there are several ways to take care of yourself despite the sedentary nature of your work. Here are 5 simple approaches for staying healthy at your desk:

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Recruitment Strategies: Talent Spotting For Your Business

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When faced with a range of suitable candidates, how do you go about recruiting the right person for your business? Placing a job ad can bring in hundreds of applicants who apparently have the right qualifications. But having achieved the best exam results doesn’t necessarily make them the best person for the role. So how, in that sea of CVs, can you spot someone who has real potential to shape your business? Here are recruitment strategies that you can use for talent spotting for your business.

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How To Create The Perfect Benefits Package For Your SME

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Attracting and retaining staff is one of the biggest challenges facing businesses and organisations. Recruiting staff is time consuming and expensive and a settled staff line-up means more productivity and continuity as opposed to interruptions and slow-downs caused by gaps in the workforce and the time taken to replace them. Along with a competitive salary, an attractive and flexible benefits package is a major driver in attracting and keeping staff. Here's how to create the perfect benefits package for your SME:

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New Research Shows Millennials Put in More Extra Hours

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Lazy and entitled - just two of the adjectives used to describe the millennial cohort in the workplace. But new research looking into the amount of overtime employees are doing each week suggests otherwise. And lo and behold, it's millennials that make up the greatest segment of that percentage.

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Why Absenteeism Is Driving Flexible Working Uptake

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Do you know that stress levels, chronic health disorders, and high absenteeism rates cost companies nearly $450-$550 billion annually? IFEPB reports that stress, less focus on-the-job, physical health concerns and absenteeism are the top barriers negatively impacting the workplace. But there's another change afoot. Here's why absenteeism is driving flexible working uptake:

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4 Ways To Use Training To Get New Employees Up And Running Quickly

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When an employee is first hired, they must usually complete a training period in order to effectively get going with their new job. A fun and interactive training period not only boosts morale and motivation, but also allows employers to be confident their new employees are engaged with their new company. Here are 4 ways to use training to get new employees up and running quickly:

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8 Tips To Help Avoid Costly Hiring Mistakes

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Hiring is hard. I mean, how are you supposed to know after reading somebody’s CV and a talking to them for a few minutes if they’re the right fit for your company? And yet if you don’t, you run the real risk of spending a lot of money on somebody that ends up doing more harm than good. So what can you do enhance your chances for success? Here are 8 tips to help avoid costly hiring mistakes:

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