The topic of human resources can be quite daunting, particularly for entrepreneurs and new business owners. What do you do when suddenly you’re the boss? Bright Hub’s Entrepreneurship Channel has an entire area devoted to articles dealing with issues concerning human resources, including topics such as what to look for when hiring, how to write an employee handbook, and how to deal with difficult employees. Our talented writers will also look at some of the legal issues surrounding topics in human resources, such as what benefits you have to offer to prospective employees and how to appeal an unemployment claim. In addition, we’ll offer tips and advice on how to retain star employees, making sure they get the recognition they deserve.
Getting the status right – when hiring independent contractors versus employees – makes a world of difference. With respect to business tax obligations, there can be far-reaching consequences. Do you know the ins and outs of your workers’ designations? This quiz can help!
A startup company can be an exhilarating yet challenging place to work. When founders put their ideas into action, very often they need operational help to smooth out the initial bumpy ride and steer the new company in the right direction.
It’s important for owner-operators of family-owned farms to know how to accomplish farm succession planning. Understand how agricultural farm lands and their permanence or discontinuation can impact the economy of rural communities. The farm’s future is hinged on the readiness of the successors.
Sample retirement plans for a small business helps business owners look at the pros and cons of plan differences. Retirement plans are a benefit that helps retain quality employees and helps small business owners plan for their own retirement needs.
What is the effect on the US worker when flextime is offered in lieu of a preset, inflexible schedule? The author explores two major national studies and presents some fascinating facts about flextime trends for males vs. females, various ethnicities, and workers at companies of various sizes.
It’s important for employers and their HR managers to understand how to handle and deal with and create a written response to a wage and hour audit. These audits are conducted by the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, and most fear them. Jean Scheid walks us through the audit process.
You’ve just opened that new business and it’s going pretty well and now you’re wondering if you should hire your spouse? There are pros and cons when hiring a spouse. Jean Scheid takes a look at them here.
If you employ more than one person, as a business owner, you probably worry about employee lawsuits. Employees do and can sue employers all the time for a variety of different reasons. Jean Scheid, an HR expert and business owner tells you what to do if an employee sues you.
To draw a rough layout of how much money is needed to hire a first employee, an employer must first look at the different elements associated with each employment scenario.
Tired of logging 60-plus hours at your desk? Transitioning to a flexible work schedule has never been more possible–and more palatable to employers.