Posts in Small Business
Preparing Your Business for a Disaster

Disasters can occur at any time and completely interrupt a business’s progress, potentially causing significant setbacks that threaten the health of your organization. Although disasters are often unpredictable, it is possible for businesses to prepare themselves for disaster scenarios to minimize damage

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Generation Z in the Workplace

In the next few years, members of Generation Z—those born between 1995 and 2010—will begin entering the workforce. They are remarkably different than their millennial predecessors and their arrival should force businesses to change their marketing strategies and rethink recruitment and retainment techniques. The following article examines the typical characteristics of Generation Z and how they are expected to change the workforce.

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Minimize Risk With A Property Loss Prevention Plan

To limit risk and keep your business safe, it's important to take precautionary measures.  One such measure is a Property Loss Prevention Plan. Commercial property insurance can help repair your business after a disaster but having a plan in place before disaster strikes can help reduce your chances for damage. Follow these tips to get started:

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Business Continuity- a Plan for Recovery

A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) can help, or potentially save a company, during times of catastrophe. A recent poll conducted by Womply, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, surveyed approximately 2,300 small business owners and their concerns about threats.

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Employer Responsibilities and Employee Rights in Social Media

Social media has capitalized in many ways. We use it in ways of communicating, searching endlessly and recognizing potential opportunities of value. Yet, these platforms present companies with numerous legal predicaments if not properly executed.Employers are strongly advised to invest the time and resources to understand their responsibilities, as well as their employees’ rights. After understanding all areas, employers can then confidently leverage these platforms without triggering a fracas.

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Recruiting: How to Attract and Keep Top Talent

The job market has become increasing competitive over the last few years. Job seekers today are entering the workforce with higher expectations and are transitioning much faster. They have options, and in order to attract top talent, your organization needs to set itself apart from the competition.

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Discriminatory Practices Prove Costly

Although your fiscal year may not begin in January, the beginning of the calendar year is a great time to review company policies and audit human resource procedures. One particular area that continues to be problematic for employers is government regulations and laws that prohibit discriminatory workplace practices. Whether intentional or inadvertent, these illegal employment practices have proven quite costly to businesses.

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Onboarding: More Than an Orientation

Today’s workplace requires new hires to hit the ground running. But, if you want them to succeed you need to give them the tools, education and information to be productive from the start. By investing in and creating a solid, comprehensive on-boarding program, your organization can reap a number of benefits.

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The Price of Ignoring Employee Engagement

It’s no secret that the majority of today’s workforce is uninterested and unmotivated. According to a recent Gallup poll, 70 percent of U.S. workers say they feel fully disengaged from their workplace and additional 80 percent reported no motivation to go outside of their regular job description.¹

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