Human Resources Strategies
There are many government programs out there to help businesses. However, it can be frustrating trying to figure out what is out there, whether you qualify and how to find the documents. One program that may be of interest is the Youth Employment Program through the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program. Details are … Continued
Attracting Top Graduates Will Carry Weight Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) can gain a great deal by hiring graduates. The problem is that top grads tend to prefer larger companies, though this trend has changed somewhat due to the increased unemployment status graduates are facing nowadays. However, since many graduates decide to take jobs in … Continued
Being part of the BEDC has allowed me to appreciate the amount of effort that goes into developing initiatives that support a wealth of locally generated economic activity.
Credibility is the barometer by which others judge you and by extension, your company. To maintain credibility you have to effectively manage expectations, those of your employees, investors, suppliers and customers.
An exceptional company culture is probably more formidable than most of us realize, according to Michael DeBonis of Breakpoint Human Capital Management. Michael was the presenter at our most recent Executive Know-How event and he stressed the importance of creating the ideal culture among organizations in order for them not only to survive, but also … Continued
Why HR? A good question! Not that I think everyone feels the same way about HR, but let’s be honest, it is a department that doesn’t get much credit or an area that isn’t considered important. Why? Too often, Human Resources is looked at as a staff function – like legal or communications departments. Sales … Continued
Owners and managers of growing businesses are often so focused on customers, driving sales and expanding business, they fail to address internal issues that can also have an enormous impact on their business. You may have taken out adequate protection against certain liabilities such as insurance for errors and omissions, group health, public liability, loss … Continued
To determine if a worker is an employee or a self-employed individual, one has to examine and analyze the terms and conditions of the worker’s employment as they relate to the following four factors: Control Generally, in an employer – employee relationship the payer exercises control if he/she has the right to hire or fire, … Continued