How to attract and recruit great talent to your team

How to attract and recruit great talent to your team

Talent is one of the biggest predictors of your business or team’s success. But in the increasingly competitive labor market, it’s becoming harder and harder to attract and retain top performers. This whole setup sends a lot of small businesses into a tailspin. After all, when you’re small, how can you possibly create a compensation,… Continue Reading

Phishing Scheme Targets HR

Phishing Scheme Targets HR

  Dearest blog reader, I don’t normally report on bad news or scary things but this is worth sharing – it’s scary. I have been told that identity theft is hitting companies hard with a clever phishing scheme targeted at HR and accounting. It would be devastating to find out that someone from your own… Continue Reading

HR 101 for Small Businesses

HR 101 for Small Businesses

How to create an HR plan when you don’t even have a real HR department or you’re barely keeping up as it is. There are two kinds of people who read this type of post: the ones who read the title and think, “Excellent, I can create an HR plan” and those who read the… Continue Reading

5 Tools You Need in Your HR Toolbox

5 Tools You Need in Your HR Toolbox

I have a confession to make: up until last year I used an offline HR process. It was effective when I first started using it, but as these things do, it deteriorated over time, until, with the help of my new HR consultant, I realized that it had become completely ineffective. Collaborating was difficult, tracking… Continue Reading

Bucket Filling in the Workplace [Pay It Forward]

Bucket Filling in the Workplace [Pay It Forward]

Over Thanksgiving I overheard my husband talking to my parents about how successful my business has been in 2016. “Her efforts have paid off!” And, “She’s amazing!” rolled right off his tongue like I was paying him to say those things! Of course, I wasn’t. But my heart grew bigger and my confidence grew stronger… Continue Reading

[Team Builder] What are you grateful for at work?

[Team Builder] What are you grateful for at work?

  What are you grateful for at work? Supplies: Whiteboard or large post-it paper (for virtual teams a shared Google doc will work) and markers (colorful markers are best) Participants: Any number Time: Unlimited (could run Monday – Wednesday of Thanksgiving week)     This team builder can be kicked off at a regular staff… Continue Reading

[Team Builder] Simple Halloween Inspired Spirit Booster

[Team Builder] Simple Halloween Inspired Spirit Booster

As featured in The Exceptional Workplace – an eLetter for conscientious business leaders. Sign-up to receive bi-weekly team builders and much more.   Supplies: Photos from team members, tape or pushpins Participants: This is a relaxed spirit-boosting team builder for both small and large teams (3+) Time: 10 to 15 minutes Have team members bring a photo… Continue Reading

How to make your small business an amazing place to work

How to make your small business an amazing place to work

So you founded your business and dove headfirst into all the excitement and drama of growth and success. Now it’s months or years later, and you’ve suddenly realized that your HR strategy (people practices) is pretty much nonexistent. You might be one of the lucky ones who just happen to have found a minute to… Continue Reading