“You’re only as strong as your weakest link.”
Sound familiar? As cliché as it sounds, this quote definitely holds merit and should ring true for small business owners. It is extremely commonplace for small business team members to wear many different hats. Especially when your business is first starting out, you may not have the budget to build out an extensive team, so each hire is an absolutely critical investment in your future success.
From finding the right candidates to fill the roster to offering benefits that can attract top talent without breaking the bank, this month we focused on helping you create a solid foundation of employees that will help you take your business to new heights.
In case you missed it, here are some of our top blog posts from the month of May:
Admit it, you’ve been there before. You finally have enough budget to bring on another staff member that the rest of your employees have been begging you for. You post a job listing and are suddenly inundated with resumes. After combing through stacks of papers, you pick out a few resumes that you think would make a great fit for the position and your company, only to be left utterly disappointed after the interview.
Fortunately, technology has helped to narrow the job search and allow employers to get to know job candidates a little better. Find out more in this post.
Increasingly, job candidates are looking for more than which company will provide the largest paycheck. A huge selling point for many in the job market is a good work-life balance. If you don’t have the budget to compete with larger corporations for high quality candidates, experts say you could still have the competitive advantage by offering flextime for employees. Is your business in the position to offer flextime benefits? Read more in this post.
When you have a good team in place, your employees work hard. They bought into your value proposition and can (and should) be your business’ biggest champions. But all that can turn sour if your staff is being overworked.
So, how can you tell if your staff is overworked? Learn the signs and ways to mitigate them in this post.
Legal disputes are, unfortunately, an unpleasant necessity of conducting business. Contracts are put in place in order to protect you and your business, but do you know what to action to take if your employees, for example, breach the terms of employment in their contract? Increase your understanding of the legal process, and decide if a legal course of action is even necessary, by reading this post.