Small Business HR: 3 Superb Ways to Attract Millennials

Millennials, or the Y Generation, is now the largest generation in America. Businesses everywhere are trying to find different ways to attract them to their workforce. However, the methods used to attract millennials is very different from that of baby boomers and other generations. Millennials have different needs and priorities when it comes to employment. The same approach used to attract boomers and Gen Xers won’t work with this audience. Hence, many employers struggle to acquire and keep talented millennials in their company.

Are you having the same struggles as well? Let’s turn that around.

As a fellow millennial, I’m here to help you understand how to acquire talented Y-gens for your workplace. Here are 3 core traits that you should adopt if you’re looking to attract and retain millennials for your business.

Continue reading

Advertisements

The 4 Most Common Entrepreneurial Retirement Myths

Retirement planning can be a tedious task, and many people choose to avoid saving for retirement early in their career. They tend to wait until they are more financially stable before opening an IRA or funding their 401k; however, if you wait too long, you may not be able to retire comfortably. This is especially true for entrepreneurs, startup founders, and small business owners.

Business owners state a variety of reasons for why they don’t start saving for retirement. A lot of these reasons are untrue and are considered “retirement myths”. These myths play a large role in why they tend to avoid planning for retirement early on.

So what are some of these retirement myths?

Well, here are the 4 most common entrepreneurial retirement myths that many people believe are reasonable excuses to hold off on their retirement plans.

Continue reading

Feeling Sick? Then Stay Home!

It’s almost spring, but winter isn’t over! You can still expect cold temperatures, snow, and ice in the forecast. Along with these weather conditions, you can also expect illnesses to occur. From runny noses to vigorous coughs, many people will be suffering from the coldness of winter.

Yet, many adults don’t let these common cold symptoms prevent them from going to work. If you’re one of these people, you need to seriously reconsider going to the workplace when sick! Presenteeism has become a massive problem in the workplace that many employers are trying to prevent. Employees should only return to work once they’ve fully recovered, or they’ll be doing more harm than good in terms of their health and for the company. Whether you’re an employer or employee, you should always stay home when sick, and here are 3 reasons why.

Continue reading

3 Ways for Entrepreneurs to Learn from Failure

Let’s face it, failure sucks. No one wants to pursue a goal and come up short. That being said, failing at something is inevitable and everyone faces it sometime in their lives.

This is especially true for entrepreneurs who try to start their own business. Hence, an entrepreneur’s journey is never easy, and failure lingers at every corner. Even the most accomplished entrepreneurs have failed at some point in their career before reaching success. Failure should never be the end of the road, and it should be utilized as a tool for prosperity.

How? Well here are 3 ways for entrepreneurs to learn from failure.

Continue reading

Office Etiquette: Exchanging Holiday Gifts

Now that Christmas is quickly approaching, people already have or are starting to shop for gifts for their friends and families. When it comes to purchasing gifts for your loved ones, the task may be pretty straightforward, but what about giving gifts in the workplace? Is it even appropriate to give presents to fellow co-workers?

The answer all depends on the culture in your workplace. Some businesses allow the exchange of gifts among fellow workers, while some do not. If your business doesn’t allow the act of giving gifts or strongly oppose it, then don’t break policy. However, if your workplace does allow gift-giving, then here are some tips that you should consider before shopping for your co-workers. Continue reading

3 Benefits That’ll Promote Family-Friendly Culture

Businesses today are trying everything to retain and acquire the best talent. From free alcohol to paid vacation expenses, companies have tried to create a work environment that their employees would love. Even though these fun perks are great to have, it’s not a substantial reason for a quality employee to stick with a company.

So what is? Continue reading

ACA Changes that Entrepreneurs Must Know

ACA open enrollment has just begun, and people across the nation are trying to find coverage for next year. The ACA has been on everyone’s minds as people are facing premium increases that are damaging their budget. Also, it doesn’t help that large insurers have left the exchange, which leaves people uninsured until they find another coverage. That said, the ACA hasn’t received much attention for some of its other changes. These changes relate to the ACA regulations, which greatly influence small business owners and entrepreneurs. Therefore, here are some of the ACA adjustments that employers must know to keep their business running smoothly. Continue reading