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Does a Small Business Need HR?

By Dan Darabaris   As a small business owner, you’re probably used to wearing many hats and juggling various responsibilities – manager, sales, bookkeeper, etc. If you’re handling HR activities as well, you may want to rethink your strategy of doing it all on your own. While it may seem like an unnecessary expense for […]

8 Hiring Strategies for Small Businesses

By Dan Darabaris   In today’s employment landscape, it’s getting more difficult for small businesses to find the right mix of talent. Taking the time to invest in devising an effective hiring strategy is key to attracting the workers you need for your company to thrive and grow. Here are eight strategies to help you […]

Do Small Businesses Need an Employee Handbook? 

By Dan Darabaris   “I only have a few employees, do I really need a handbook?” This is a question we get a lot, and our answer is always an unequivocal yes! While you are not legally required to have an employee handbook, creating one is good for business, whether you are a large corporation […]

Questions Employers Cannot Ask During an Interview

By Dan Darabaris   In your zest for finding the right candidate for your team, don’t lose sight of compliance. It is important that whoever is doing the interviewing knows what they can and cannot ask the candidates. There are topics you should just not broach. That is a question employers should definitely avoid. Not […]

How Long Are You Required to Keep Employee Files?

By Dan Darabaris   Compliance can be a headache. And when it comes to employees, it’s already difficult to stay on top of which documents you need to maintain on file and where, without thinking about how long you have to hold on to everything. It’s enough to make your head spin! It gets even […]

What Documents Are Required in an Employee File?

By Dan Darabaris   Believe me, you don’t want to deal with compliance issues. In order to pass audits and regulatory processes, and comply with labor laws, you better have all of your required employee documents filed and accessible. This includes recruitment and onboarding paperwork, employee handbook, training materials, performance-related paperwork, medical information, and employee […]

Personal Internet Use at Work Policy

By Dan Darabaris   While internet use is necessary for many jobs, personal use of the internet (online shopping, engaging on social media, general searches, watching videos, reading and sending emails, etc.) can impact a company on many levels. It’s important to have a policy in place to protect the organization and let employees know […]

When to Write Up an Employee

By Kimberly Kafafian   As Human Resources professionals, we say to take the same approach as the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or MTA: “If you see something, say something.” If you want to correct a behavior, the sooner you address it, the better. Most managers we work with don’t want to write up […]

How to Transition Back to the Workforce

By Nicole Martin   Going back to work after a long absence can be filled with unknowns. What will employers think about the time lapse on my resume? Will my absence from the workforce hurt my chances for employment? Do I need to learn new skills to be employable? Transitioning back to the workforce can […]

Sprucing Up Your Resume

By Nicole Martin   Spring isn’t just the season to clean out closets or spruce up the yard. It’s also the perfect time to freshen up your resume. You never know when that dream job may open up or a recruiter will call, so it’s important to have your resume ready to go! 5 Resume […]