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How Diverse Hiring Elevates Your Business

In the past decades, diverse hiring was mainly associated with increasing and improving employment opportunities for minority groups. While diverse hiring is still a matter of social responsibility, it’s also becoming a driving force behind business success.  In this blog, we’ll explore how diverse hiring can elevate your business, from fostering innovation to improving customer […]

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Can You Use Your Employer’s Group Legal Insurance for Your Startup’s Legal Needs?

If you’re looking to turn your side hustle into your full-time career, you might be wondering if you can use your current employer’s group legal insurance for your startup’s legal needs. It’s common to opt for group legal insurance offered through your workplace benefits. These group insurance plans provide free legal assistance for a variety […]

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Is Your Business Making Any of These Simple Employment Mistakes?

As a small business owner, it’s essential to consider potential legal pitfalls that come with managing a workforce. While payroll and workplace policies may seem like less consequential aspects of your business, team member complaints, and workplace violations are one of the top areas where small business owners find themselves in hot water. Taking a […]

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Master the Art of Hiring: Interview Techniques to Find Employees That Last – Part 2

Finding the right people to support your business is a difficult task. Applicants who seem like a perfect fit on paper may perform poorly once they’re in the role, and even more frustrating are team members who excel in the position but suddenly decide to leave your company after just a short time. If this […]

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Master the Art of Hiring: Interview Techniques to Find Employees That Last – Part 1

If you’re looking to expand your business or free up your time (or both), the best thing you can do is hire support. When hiring, you need team members you can count on to run your business when you aren’t there – an essential component of being a successful entrepreneur and avoiding burnout. But going […]

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3 Ways to Manage Workplace Conflict

Handling workplace conflict can be one of the most difficult aspects of running a business. While achieving business goals may require talent and time, managing people and their personalities is a completely different ball game. No matter how good the management is, disputes are bound to arise in the workplace due to differences in values, […]

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5 Best Practices For Safeguarding Your Business From Wrongful Termination Lawsuits

While you may think of your team as family and believe that they would never sue you, lawsuits filed by employees are actually one of the most common causes of litigation for small businesses. In fact, nearly one in every five small businesses will get sued by an employee at some point. = Of all […]

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3 Best Practices To Avoid Misclassifying Employees As Independent Contractors

In the last decade, the rise of the gig economy has fueled an unprecedented increase in the number of independent contractors (ICs) in the U.S. workforce. And that growth has only accelerated in the wake of the pandemic, with more companies relying on remote work arrangements, and many workers laid off during the shutdowns and […]

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8 Critical Steps For Hiring Your First Employee

If you’ve been working as a true solo entrepreneur up until now, it’s time to consider hiring support to leverage to your next level. . The moment when a small business owner decides to hire their first employee is one of triumph. Conversely, knowing how to start the hiring process can also be a moment […]

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How to Protect Your Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets With Agreements (Non-Disclosure and Work for Hire Agreements)

The employment landscape has changed over the last few years and many small and mid-size companies today operate with outside help – contractors or freelancers who perform important tasks but who are not full-time employees on your payroll, or even third-party companies who consult on a new product or service. While companies that contract with […]

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Business Owners Beware: New Wave of Phishing Scams Target Employee Payroll

Employers should be on the lookout for a new email phishing scam that targets employee paychecks. The latest wave of attacks is a new version of wire fraud scams, which have recently hit businesses across the country. Known as “business email compromise” or “business email spoofing” (BEC/BES), these scams target businesses of all industry types […]

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