HR Face-Off: Small Business vs. Big Business

Have you ever worked for a small business and a large business before? If you have, then you’ll notice the difference in management between both enterprises. This is especially true in regards to their human resources department.

In our new infographic, we reveal the major HR differences between a small business and a corporation. That way, you can see which type of firm fits best with your needs and wants.

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3 Solutions to Overcome Your Dead-End Job

After graduating from college, I couldn’t wait to find and work my first salary wage job. When it finally happened, I was ecstatic because I thought it would enhance my career. The firm I worked for was a small business with about 10 employees. After working for about 2 years for the firm, I finally realized something – there was nowhere for me to grow within the company.

I had no director or manager above me, and I was the only person in the workplace that could perform my job responsibilities. Even though I had an important role in my company, it bothered me to know that there was no higher position in my department. At first, I wasn’t sure what my options were since it was my first full-time job. However, with the proper guidance, I decided to leave the company nearly a year later.

This experience helped me understand the influence of a corporate ladder. If employees see no room for career growth within a business, there will be turnover, low productivity, and other adverse consequences. As an employee, this feeling of entrapment was suffocating. For that reason, I want to share 3 methods to advance your career, if you believe there’s no room for growth in your firm.

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Startup HR: Should You Be Outsourcing HR?

When you think of startups, I bet you think of the popular companies that are raking in millions of dollars in revenue. From Uber to Tesla, startups have been a growing trend in today’s society. However, not all startups are successful, and not all of them are able to obtain quality investors to support them. For those without any investors, you’re looking at a lower budget and a larger workload.

But here’s some good news to startups with low capital.

You can still compete with those VC backed startups!

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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.

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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

How the ACA is Harming Small Businesses

The Affordable Care Act is a controversial topic due to the massive amount of people who support and oppose the bill. The ACA has its pros and cons, but let’s narrow down its effects on a certain demographic: small business owners. The law has helped and hurt small businesses around the country; however, you’ll probably hear more complaints and criticisms about the ACA among them.

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The 3 Most Irritating Payroll Issues for Small Businesses

Small business owners have a lot on their hands, when it comes to running their business efficiently. From marketing to accounting, the business owner needs to take care of all of the responsibilities required to keep his business afloat. That being said, these entrepreneurs can’t handle all of the business tasks, there’s just too many responsibilities.

Many sole proprietors try to alleviate some of their responsibilities and hire more staff or outsource their tasks. That way, they can focus more on the core aspects of growing their business, instead of the busy-work that needs to get done.

One of the most common problems that small business owners have is their payroll management. Payroll can be a serious nuisance if you’re trying to grow your business, and there are plenty of aspects about it that entrepreneurs can complain about.

But I’ve narrowed down the 3 most annoying payroll issues that small business owners must deal with. Continue reading