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33 ways to use technology in your small business

Technology can help small business owners leverage limited capital in smarter and more effective ways. In some cases, using technology is a natural progression for processes you may already have in place in your business. In others, you may need to make some adjustments to reap the benefits of these tech-friendly alternatives. The good news is that the benefits will often outweigh the short-lived challenges of the transitional process, once your new systems are in place.   

Lack of available talent to accommodate business growth is one of the top challenges we hear from small business owners. And it is not limited to any industry or region. Nearly every business sector in every area of our state is saying the same thing: We need more qualified people!    

Spring clean your background screening process
Most people think of giving their home a thorough cleaning, putting the winter accoutrements away, and generally getting things in order for the new season. But when is the last time you gave your background process a good spring cleaning?    Read More

Engaging Millennials
It’s predicted that, by 2020, millennials will make up 35% of the global workforce. But according to the “Technology’s Role in Managing & Retaining Employees” research study released by Speakap, millennials are a double-edged sword for managers and HR professionals – while they are the most common generation in the workplace, they are also the hardest generation of employees to engage.   Read More

Employers need to improve the candidate experience
The North American Talent Board Candidate Experience Awards Benchmark Research, or CandE Program, found that there was improvement on the candidate experience from 2018. The research included 200 participating companies and over 30,000 job seekers.   Read More

Ask the HR Expert
by SBAM Approved Partner ASE

Question: We have an exempt employee abusing our sick policy. They come in for one hour and leave – still getting paid for the day. What’s the law?

Answer: When an exempt employee works a partial day (no matter how small the increment) you must pay them for the full day’s work under most circumstances. Read more …