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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HR for Startups: 3 Tips to Developing an All-Star Team

Every startup is different and has its own unique qualities. Whether it’s your team, service, or product, your startup is special in its own way. However, there are some similarities among startups. One of them is the necessity to sacrifice time and energy to developing your business. That being said, no founder can grow their startup without a proper team behind him/her. But how can you recruit the best talent to ensure that your team will make your startup prosper?

Well, here’s a hint: it’s not about recruiting the best team, it’s about growing one. If you’re like most startups with limited capital, you won’t be able to acquire the best talent in your market. However, that doesn’t mean you’ll never have a quality team behind you; it just means you have to offer more than just a salary for you to gain one.

Luckily, I will help you head in the right direction, even with your limited budget. Here are 3 ways to develop an all-star team to help you reach startup success.

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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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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.

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5 Unique Job Perks to Consider for Your Business

Looking to improve the culture in the workplace? Well, one excellent method to improve the work environment is to offer unique perks and benefits to employees. These special benefits can help retain and acquire top employees while improving employee spirit. That’s why so many large corporations like Netflix, Google, and Facebook have established these unique perks. Some of these benefits require a lot of funding, while others are relatively cheap. Either way, here are 5 benefits that business owners should try to utilize.

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Less Money, Less Benefits, And I Love It

A couple of years ago, I once worked for a prestigious company with a well-established reputation for its services. I was given a full-time job with a health salary, full benefits, a 401(k), and 2 weeks of vacation time. It was a job that every fresh-out-of-college student would want to receive right after graduating. Six months later, I left the company.

There were several reasons why I chose to leave, but the biggest reason for my departure was due to its workplace culture. I was constantly surrounded by snobby, negative employees who always seemed to belittle their co-workers. Most employees were constantly criticizing one another for the smallest things, some of which had nothing to do with work. Tensions were so high that at one point, an employee stormed out of his manager’s office yelling, “F**k this place, I don’t deserve to be treated like this!”.

Even though I was admired by friends and family for working at this well-known firm, I knew I couldn’t stay for long. Next thing you know, I gave in my two weeks notice and never turned back.

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