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Are there any good health insurance carriers for less than 5 employees?
By John and Beverley Taylor | 10 Answers | Last Activity on November 07, 2019

An employee on my team recently just quit. In our exit interview, he cited the lack of health insurance and other benefits as one of his reasons. We have less than 5 people on our team, including my...

Accidents in the Workplace: Is the Employer Responsible?
By Ruth Hoffmann | September 17, 2019

Employers and employees have a lot at stake in workplace accidents. The smallest detail matters.

How do I show on my resume that I was in a contract position than hired full time by the company?
By George Dougherty | 7 Answers | Last Activity on September 11, 2019

I was hired through a temp agency to do a job at a bank and the bank liked me, so they decided to hire me full time to do the same job. How do I show this on my resume? Do I include both companies...

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The Small Business Owner's Guide to Insurance Coverage
By Jason Hargraves | May 02, 2019

Learn which types of insurance you need to protect your business from damage or liability

Preparing for the Worst: How to Make Sure You're Ready for Unforeseen Bumps in the Road
By Evyatar Sagie | April 17, 2019

It is critical you are prepared to handle any issues that come your way.

What are some non-monetary ways to incentivize employees?
By Jason Waite | 17 Answers | Last Activity on October 16, 2018

I would like to find more ways to motivate my team. Additional compensation is tough right now. What have others found useful to motivate employees other than more compensation?

Drinking on the Job: Small Business Guide to Creating an Office Policy
By Paula Fernandes | August 27, 2018

Serving alcohol in the office can be a nice perk, but there's a lot to consider first.

How do I work with team members located in different parts of the world?
By Jana Bonner | 23 Answers | Last Activity on June 18, 2018

I want to work effectively with team members located in different parts of the world. How do I ensure that location, time difference, culture and beliefs and personality will not affect my work with...

What Kinds of Insurance Do I Need for My Restaurant?
By Evyatar Sagie | May 21, 2018

What types of commercial insurance do you really need for your restaurant?

15 Benefits and Perks That Will Keep Your Remote Employees Happy
By Jens Jakob Andersen | March 27, 2018

Employees want better benefits more than they want a pay raise.

3 Ways Your Insurance Firm Can Use Data to Find and Keep Clients
By Roi Agababa | November 22, 2017

A data-driven sales and prospecting process is the answer to multiple problems.

The Insurance Industry's Next Big Hurdle: Customer Centricity
By Roi Agababa | October 26, 2017

Insurers are stuck in the past. Here's how to change that.

Harnessing the Power of Data: How to Transform Your Insurance Brokerage
By Roi Agababa | August 29, 2017

How big data can keep insurance agents relevant

How do I find reliable and competent employees?
By Daniel Song | 20 Answers | Last Activity on July 29, 2017

I'm in the executive training business and I need really competent people who have talents in teaching as well as a good acumen for managemnt contents. But it is hard to find such people. Is there...

Contractor's Guide to Insurance: What You Need and What It Costs
By Karina Fabian | May 12, 2017

These are the different types of insurance you need or may want as a contractor.

How are job titles used to encourage loyalty and recognize growth while keeping an organization relatively flat?
By Julia Schlueter | 12 Answers | Last Activity on August 18, 2016

We've hired fairly seasoned employees to head up and grow specific departments. These employees are asking for more senior level titles without corresponding people management responsibility. They...

What is the best interval for giving employee reviews?
By Jeff Harris | 21 Answers | Last Activity on July 05, 2016

When I worked in the corporate world, the large organizations I worked for always did reviews annually. I tend to think this isn't frequent enough. I don't think it gives employees enough input...

Operating Without Insurance? 7 Types of Business Insurance You Need to Know About Right Now
By Genia Stevens | April 27, 2016

Business insurance is important because there are many threats and risks that can harm your operation. Here are 7 you need to know now.

At what point do I need to offer benefits and think about using a payroll service?
By Kevin Travers | 9 Answers | Last Activity on January 28, 2016

I have a small team right now, but am hiring more people and might combine with another business. At what point do I need to offer benefits? Doing payroll is easy right now, but when should I...

What is the worst mistake you can make in salary negotiations?
By Becca Richards | 7 Answers | Last Activity on November 19, 2015

Negotiating salaries for either myself or for someone else has always been an awkward conversation for me. I also don't think I am very good at it. What are some tips or mistakes that an employee can...

Looking for Business Insurance? 9 Questions to Ask a Prospective Broker
By Sam Meenasian | October 23, 2015

Choosing business insurance can be overwhelming and so can finding the right agent. Ask these questions to find the best fit.

What are the most common obstacles faced with employee productivity?
By Diana Lozano | 20 Answers | Last Activity on August 10, 2015

I am writing my dissertation on conflict resolution in the workplace and employee productivity (or lack thereof) is one main factor. I would appreciate your input to help me learn more about this...

How can we right size manpower numbers in my organization?
By Abhijit Sharangpani | 4 Answers | Last Activity on August 05, 2015

Our manpower cost is very high and we realized that one of the way of reducing it is right sizing manpower count. How should we go about it?

What is a reputable compensation benchmarking system for the media industry?
By Katie Beirne | 5 Answers | Last Activity on July 23, 2015

I am looking to implement an internal compensation benchmarking system for a growing company that is in the media/telecom industry. I need a comp system that can pull the specific comp tied to jobs...

To File or Not to File: A Business Insurance Claim
By Arthur Murray | July 10, 2015

A small business owner purchases commercial insurance so that he or she can file a claim if something goes wrong at the venture.

Outsourcing payroll: Who do you prefer, a privately owned local payroll company or one of the big guys, and why?
By Bill Rhodes | 7 Answers | Last Activity on April 06, 2015

I am trying to gather decision making data as to why decision makers will choose a certain vendor over another. Why are larger vendors chosen over the local, smaller companies and vice versa.

Protect Yourself, Before You Wreck Yourself: Business Insurance for B2B Manufacturers
By Hannah Corbett | February 12, 2015

Imagine your manufacturing plant falls victim to a arson attack damaging everything... and you don't have business insurance. Now what?

How do the hiring processes for small businesses and startups differ from those of bigger firms?
By Jen Ostrosky | 14 Answers | Last Activity on November 10, 2014

I've been hired by a lot of large firms in my life to the point where I'm familiar with hiring processes, but now that I'm building a team for my new startup, I don't know where to start. What are...

What are the laws surrounding changing a job description?
By John Tucker | 4 Answers | Last Activity on November 09, 2014

Hi! I was curious if someone could shed some light on the legalities of a company changing a person's job description to suit their needs more accurately for me? For some context/a better...