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How to Support Employee Mental Health and Avoid Startup Burnout

When it comes to finding the right job — and staying there — candidates are looking for a lot, especially in a virtual setting. Gone are the days where foosball tables and free snacks constituted benefits. Of course, we still love them, but there has to be more that matters. People are primarily looking to...
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WJR Business Beat: Job Switchers Rewarded with Higher Pay (Episode 406)

On today's Business Beat, Jeff Sloan talks about how it's going to be more difficult and costly for small businesses to hire the best talent because job switchers during the pandemic have seen significant salary hikes. Tune in to today's Business Beat for more:   Tune in to News/Talk 760 AM WJR weekday mornings at...
recruiter
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The Role of a Recruiter and HR in Small Business

You’ve launched your business and it’s humming along. Like most entrepreneurs, you wear plenty of hats, including chief human resources (HR) and recruitment officer. Here’s the problem, though: You can’t handle all your employee-related responsibilities forever. If you do, you could find yourself in trouble. The issue isn’t just that you’re going to spread yourself...
hiring mistakes
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Hiring Mistakes You Could Be Making

Bad hires happen. However, they happen a bit too often. Studies show that nearly three out of four employers admit to hiring the wrong job candidate. Maybe HR was in a rush to fill an important role or you hired someone because you knew the applicant and they seem nice enough. Or, someone didn’t take...
quality employees
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More Money Isn’t the Only Thing That Will Attract Quality Employees

As a business owner, you are constantly battling with how to boost profits and productivity without increasing costs. Commonly, the first adjustment that comes to mind is within your own team. Finding quality staff members is valuable, though these workers often come at a higher price.  Paying your staff more than your competition can certainly...
remote teams
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How To Lead Remote Meetings — And Have a Little Fun Doing It

Being a manager is already tough. Navigating the switch to fully remote teams in the last few years has probably made your job even tougher. Leading remote teams is not intuitive and requires different skills than in-person management. However, with practice and the right tools, you can manage a remote team effectively. In my experience...
employee retention
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5 Tips to Hold on to High-Performing Employees

Even before the pandemic, employers complained of labor shortages. Now, they’re experiencing an even tougher time finding and retaining high performers. How challenging is the marketplace for businesses looking to fill seats with talented professionals? As of 2020, ManpowerGroup reported that 69% of companies were having trouble snagging candidates. And by 2030, Korn Ferry predicts...
hiring
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StartupNation Growth Hacks #7: A Rare Hiring Opportunity

The seventh in a series. The Great Resignation has left millions unemployed -- by choice. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted workers to rethink what they wanted from their jobs. Given the leverage that employees have over corporate hiring these days, there are many highly qualified candidates who simply don’t want to return to the traditional corporate...
staffing challenges
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Hiring Trends to Counteract Today’s Staffing Challenges

The talent shortage remains the biggest challenge in 2022. Over 3% of workers leave their jobs voluntarily each month, making human resources the biggest constraint to economic growth this year. That being said, acknowledging hiring trends will help employers fulfill their talent acquisition demand as there will be significant growth in jobs and the need...
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Overcoming The Hidden Risks of Becoming a Fully Remote Worker

Remote work, which was considered a bit outlandish just a few short years ago, has fast become the new normal. With 16% of companies in the world going 100% remote, the global remote workforce is only expected to rapidly grow by the decade’s end.  However, remote work comes with some rather daunting challenges as well....
feedback culture
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5 Ways a Feedback Culture Will Benefit Your Business

Anyone reading this is likely aware that it’s getting tougher by the day to maintain a reliable and well-functioning workforce. The Great Resignation, as it’s called, has led to consequential human resource ruptures across almost every industry. And though the sheer number of people leaving one job for their next career stop is mind-boggling (for...
internal candidates
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9 Reasons Startups Should Hire Internal Candidates

Give one reason why a startup should hire internal candidates when looking to fill a new role? To help startups discover the benefits of internal hiring, we asked hiring managers and startup CEOs this question for their best insights. From maintaining a culture of collaboration to brand familiarity, there are  benefits to choosing internal candidates...
hiring top talent
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HR Experts and Business Leaders Share Their #1 Tip for Hiring Top Talent

As you’ve probably encountered firsthand, hiring the right people can feel like an uphill battle. In fact, research from Glassdoor indicates that 76% of hiring decision makers say that attracting quality candidates is their number one challenge. While sourcing top talent can be challenging, there are certain things you can do to increase your success...
hiring remote employees
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Crucial Steps When You Hire First Employees for Your Remote Business

Are you the one-person show behind a thriving virtual business? If so, you likely handle all of your company’s sales outreach, customer service inquiries, order fulfillment, social media marketing, budgeting … and the list goes on. Are you overwhelmed by all of the daily tasks you need to do to keep your enterprise running smoothly?...
budget
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4 Ways Business Owners Unknowingly Drain Their Monthly Budget

As an entrepreneur, you likely have a set monthly budget that consists of all of the overhead costs needed to keep your enterprise running smoothly. For example, your budget may include payroll for employees and freelancers, payments for Internet service and cloud-based project management software, rent for an office space, etc. It is paramount that...
StartupNation Radio feature
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Ask the Experts on StartupNation Radio: Greg Packer on the Importance of Following the Rules

On this week's episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff Sloan talks with AccessPoint's Greg Packer about how cutting corners can hurt your long-term success. Tune in to the StartupNation Radio show with Packer to learn more: Greg Packer is the president of AccessPoint, a business that provides human resource services. He is StartupNation's human resources expert....
employee feedback
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A Startup Guide to Creating an Employee Feedback Strategy

Startups can be high-pressured environments, with world-changing missions that inevitably encourage staff to work incredibly hard. It’s probably no surprise that the average tenure at a fast-growing startup is just two years, several years less than the market average. High levels of staff turnover can be disruptive and very expensive. It’s also particularly challenging to...
communication skills
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7 Tips to Improve Your Business Communication Skills

Communication skills are a crucial part of any business. To increase your success, you need to learn how to communicate with the people around you. Communication skills make it easier for you and your team members to work together more effectively on projects, solve problems more quickly and reach goals faster. The following seven tips...
benefits
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The New Era of Benefits: Work/Life Balance, Flexibility, and Purpose

A lot is changing about how we live and work as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. The office as we once knew it is going through a seismic shift. COVID-19 has shifted priorities for many workers who had to juggle priorities this last year, or who had a taste of a different lifestyle. Burnout...