Managers often ask how they can retain and motivate their employees in ways that are meaningful but that don’t always involve spending large sums of money in terms of bonuses or raises? Studies show that money, although important to employees is not always the prime motivator when it comes to job satisfaction. Taro Fukuyama of […]
Welcome to the Easy Small Business HR podcast page. Here's where I share my perspective on a number of challenges that you may be facing as a manager when hiring, employee relations, and everything in between. You can download the mp3 versions of each podcast and play as you go, subscribe via iTunes, or just listen from your laptop or computer.
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More employers are considering using social media platforms such as Facebook to check references and to gain a better sense of their potential employees.
But there’s been an interesting trend to checking the Facebook pages of potential candidates that some employers are exploring based on media reports. Companies are asking job applicants to actually provide their Facebook password.
Amy Reid, Recruitment Director for Impact Advisors, a consulting services company that focuses on the healthcare information technology industry shares how Impact Advisors effectively recruits using social media.
As a supervisor, you can’t turn a blind eye to attendance issues. This HR podcast episode covers the consequences that businesses face when staff attendance issues are not properly managed including:
If you have a tendency towards micromanaging your employees because you think that you are being helpful, or because you feel that you know better, you are negatively impacting your employee’s morale. Listen and learn why.
I’ve not shared a podcast in a few months, but this one interview will make up for that! Paul Falcone is a seasoned human resources executive who has written several very good books on having difficult conversations, hiring, and setting performance goals. Check out his book selections below. Paul and I had a great conversation […]
Today’s podcast features Emily King, Vice President of Military Transitions with the Buller Group and author of the book “Field Tested: Recruiting, Managing, and Retaining Veterans”.
In this HR podcast episode, I discuss five strategies that you can incorporate into your management “toolkit” right now that will strengthen your employee management skills. These tips will shore up your confidence when managing staff.
I was fortunate to be featured on Money Matters at Mind Your Own Business, (MYOB) Radio, WBNW 1120 AM in Massachusetts. We discussed the work that I’m currently doing in human resources in diversity and my HR work with small businesses…
Being aware of changes in behavior or performance is important as a manager if you want to stay abreast of workplace issues and have a highly functioning team.