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What Does HR Mean to Small Businesses? Part 2

See Part 1: Small Business HR Responsibilities HR Implementation Options Deciding how to implement HR in a small business depends on resources, revenue, size, and workplace culture. While there are many HR software tools to assist you in managing your payroll, benefits, some admin activities, Human Resources requires a knowledgeable person to properly ensure compliance, [...]

Job Hunting Tips – Why you should know your salary range

As a job hunter, one of the questions you'll be faced with is, "what is your salary requirement or expectation?" Your salary range is made up of a minimum, average, and maximum salary based on what you have to offer your employees through skills and years of experience. Being upfront with this will save time [...]

Employer HR Tips – How to find salary ranges for jobs you’re hiring for

As a small business owner, one of your jobs is to set the salary for job openings. This is one of the most important factors for a job seeker so having an attractive salary or salary range will better attract potential employees. Many things go into deciding on a salary range: your business's philosophy, availability [...]

What Does HR Mean to Small Businesses? Part 1

Human Resources (HR) is the department that helps businesses operate and run. HR is responsible for recruiting new employees, training new hires, running payroll, administering benefits, improving workplace culture, retaining employees, and communicating amongst the company. For small businesses, this department is generally made up of only a few people. Depending on the size, all [...]

Job Hunting Tips – How to Find Internships in Your Desired Field While in College

Calling all college students! Take a look at August's job hunting tips to learn how to find internships! Networking Networking is of the best ways to get your dream job or internship. Make sure you’re kind and courteous to any business professional you may meet. If you make a great connection, don’t be shy asking [...]

Employer HR Tips – Vetting Resumes

How to vet resumes Looking for a better way to vet potential employees? Take a look at July’s Employer HR Tips to streamline your process of vetting resumes! Categorize resume bulk: When faced with a stack of resumes, it can be intimidating when you’re trying to find that one perfect candidate. The easiest way to [...]

Job Hunting Tips – Crafting Your Resume as a Student

How students can set up a resume using schoolwork as job experience Landing a job without years of prior experience is a struggle for students and recent college graduates alike. Use July’s job hunting tips to learn how to craft a resume that will get you the job! Transferable skills: Transferable skills are skills or [...]

Employer HR Tips – June 2019

Required Posters for Virginia Employers Take a moment to review a few of the required posters you must have properly displayed in your workplace as a Virginia employer. Notice to Workers (VEC-B-29) This poster is based on the Virginia Unemployment Compensation Act (UC). All employers who fall under VA unemployment compensation laws must have it [...]

Why Small Businesses Need Employee Handbooks

Having your company’s policies and procedures outlined in a handbook, updated regularly and legally reviewed, will notably help a small business run smoothly when it comes to managing vacation requests, attendance, discipline, and much more. Having these written rules and guidelines can lower a small business’ risk of liability and protect against expensive lawsuits. All [...]

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