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Attract Top Talent With a Comprehensive Benefits Package

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 7, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom

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Attract Top Candidates With a Comprehensive Benefits Package

Offering a competitive compensation package will go a long way towards convincing job candidates to come work at your company. In fact, the better your compensation offer is, the more likely you are to attract highly coveted candidates instead of losing them to your competition. However, a competitive compensation package doesn’t just refer to the salary. The health benefits that you offer are just as important to most candidates, especially when you take into account that around 49 percent of Americans get their health insurance through an employer-sponsored healthcare insurance plan. On top of that, job candidates are also looking for flexible paid time off policies and beneficial retirement plans.

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The Best Recruitment Strategies to Attract Top Talent

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2020 10:05:49 AM / by Michelle Nystrom

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Recruitment Strategies To Attract The Best Candidates

The success of a business relies heavily on the effectiveness of its employees. You’ll have a hard time finding any companies that will argue against this. Hiring unqualified or unmotivated employees can hurt your business in a variety of ways, which is why it’s important to get your recruitment strategy right from the beginning. If you manage to recruit the best candidates, you’ll greatly improve your company’s chances of success.

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AI & Robots in the Workplace: The Future of Productivity

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 3, 2020 8:40:57 AM / by Michelle Nystrom

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How Will AI & Robots in the Workplace Impact Productivity?

Modern businesses have a plethora of requirements, needs, and necessary resources that must be in place to remain competitive within their region and market and to scale and increase their bottom line over time. This includes skilled personnel, comprehensive strategic plans, thorough business blueprints, a well-designed architecture, and a variety of robust tools, platforms, and IT infrastructure-based components, among other things.

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Servant Leadership Characteristics: 10 Traits to Possess

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 2, 2020 8:50:47 AM / by Michelle Nystrom

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10 Servant Leadership Characteristics Of Effective Leaders

Within the sphere of modern companies, leaders are at the forefront of change, business scalability, management, operations, projects, processes, corporate workflows, and a myriad of other key corporate factors that concretely determine how well a business will function, both now and in the future. Hence, business leaders are a core component to the success or failure of a company, as they - like a ship’s captain - steer the company in the direction that will ultimately shape its future.

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8 Effective Coaching Skills Every Leader Should Master

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 1, 2020 2:17:08 PM / by Michelle Nystrom

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8 Effective Coaching Skills All Leaders Should Have

Within the world of business and corporate leadership, there has been a paradigm shift in the methodologies associated with traditional management and executive leadership. Businesses of all sizes have begun to invest in the research and implementation of different types of management styles to ensure that internal teams (personnel) are conducting their affairs optimally, efficiently, and effectively. One method that corporations have used is the study, assessing and implementation of servant leadership methodologies, while another is the utilization of coaches, who act as a combined force of proactive leadership and professional development mentor.

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AB5 California: Impacts to Independent Contractors and Businesses

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 31, 2020 10:58:06 AM / by Michelle Nystrom

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AB5 California: How It Affects Independent Contractors & Businesses

The Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) is a new, 2019 law in California and has the ability to radically alter “business as usual” among companies and businesses of all sizes and within all industries. As a controversial law, the state statute seeks to solve the issue of false self-employment and job misclassification associated with the question of who is an employee, and who is an independent contractor. The law, which was signed in September 2019, has a profound impact on how workers are classified within businesses all over California and has the largest effect on the gig economy of California, namely with Gig workers.

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How Workers’ Compensation Claims Affect Employers

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 1, 2020 7:57:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Laws & Regulations, Company Culture, Management

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Workers’ Compensation: Claims And Premiums For Employers

As a small business owner, it’s imperative that you protect your employees from workplace injuries or illness and minimize your insurance costs.

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Job Fit vs. Organization Fit

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2020 11:21:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People

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Person-Organization Fit vs. Job Fit: Hiring The Best People

Job fit vs. organization fit is the two ways in which a company chooses to hire people. While there may be somewhat of a mix, employers tend to favor one over the other. To figure out which method you lean toward, ask yourself a few questions:

  • Does the person you hire need to have all the skills to do the job?
  • Does a person’s personality need to fit well with the culture of your company?
  • Do you have the time to train someone who doesn’t have all the skills but you like who they are?
  • If you had to choose between someone’s skills or someone’s ability to work well and fit in with the team, which is more important?

If you found yourself answering those questions with answers such as: “Yes, they need the skills. No, I don’t have time to train them. I don’t care what their personality is. I just need the job done.”  Then you are probably more of a job fit hiring manager. However, if you answered the questions with: “The skills are needed, but I could train them. I really need them to work well with a team. I can teach technical skills but not the innate leadership ability they have.” Then you probably hire more with an organizational fit in mind.

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The Family And Medical Leave Act For California Businesses

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 11:29:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Laws & Regulations

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The Family And Medical Leave Act California: All You Need To Know

A survey by the U.S. Department of Labor reveals that most employees are seeking leave requests on the basis of the Family And Medical Leave Act, FMLA, (1993). Most of these employees (55 percent) cite ill health as their reason for seeking FMLA leave. This act aims to help employees balance their work and family lives by granting them at least 12 workweeks of unpaid leave in a calendar year for a number of reasons. As a business owner, you should understand the various ins and outs of the FMLA to avoid violating it.

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Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation For Employees

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 11:29:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Motivating Employees

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Breaking Employee Motivation Into Internal And External Factors

To be motivated means to be moved to do something. Internal motivation comes from within a person, not something imposed from outside: a feeling that something is “the right thing to do” (aligns with the person’s morals, ethics or convictions). External motivation originates outside the person and can include laws or organizational regulations: expectations of other people (and probably not shared by the individual). But, as we’ll see, the line between the two types of motivation is blurred.

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