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Let’s face it, there are a lot of social networks out there and more are popping up every day. For a small business owner, that can get a little intimidating. If only there was an easy way to start getting involved in each. One little thing or activity that could help spur a future of more engaged results and interaction.

Why not start right here?

Below are five ways to ease your way into five different social networks.


Published in Business Technology

The U.S. Supreme Court, on March 26, 2012, the first day of three days set aside by the court to hear arguments on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care reform act, considered the little publicized yet crucial issue of whether the Anti-Injunction Act, a law passed in 1867, prevents the court from issuing a ruling in the lawsuit before it (Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida, No. 11-398).

Published in Human Resources


Mismanaged supply chain decisions sent manufacturing overseas. But the industry has changed direction.


Published in Human Resources

Here are summaries of four pieces of legislation of which employer’s should take note:


Published in Human Resources

The I-9 is a pain to fill out, especially for as many employees as staffing firms have, but the fines that can come from incorrect I-9 processes are a lot more painful. So we’ve all got to bring our A game for I-9s.

The fines for I-9 mishaps can range from a low of $110 per form for failing to comply with I-9 requirements or something called “document abuse” up to $6,500 per worker for committing or participating in document fraud, if it’s your third offense. And that’s all independent of whether or not the folks you hired are authorized to work in the U.S.

Because these fines are per worker or per form, as staffing companies, we need to keep a close eye on them and make sure our I-9 processes are accurate, consistent and executed flawlessly every time.

Here are some potential I-9 pitfalls and how to avoid them:

Published in Human Resources

Does your workplace suffer from employees who are frequently late for work? If so, you aren't alone. A recent survey about reasons why employees are late to work, conducted by ...

Published in HR Strategy & Tips

I'm working on more new rejection letters, (see more rejection letters), to go hand-in-hand with today's new article about the factors to consider before making a job offer.

I've written about ...

Published in HR Strategy & Tips
Friday, 16 March 2012

Sample Interview Checklist

Are you interested in involving a team of employees to interview and select your next candidate? One of my readers wrote and asked about an interview checklist. I realized that ...

Published in HR Strategy & Tips
Thursday, 15 March 2012

Annoying Employees?

Maybe it's the changing season, but I have had several emails in the past week about how to hold difficult conversations with annoying employees.

You know the employees I mean. Perhaps ...

Published in HR Strategy & Tips
Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Make Mandatory HR Training Rock

Need tips for mandatory Human Resources training? An HR Manager at a client company sent an email to all executives and managers asking them to save a three hour block ...

Published in HR Strategy & Tips
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