Lack of Organizational Planning Hinders Your Success

Ever tried to hire someone, but didn’t exactly know what this person will be doing? Have you generically reached out to your network stating “I need an X (insert generic admin, coordinator, or whatever title here)”? Have you ever shifted responsibilities for the sake of getting things done, but spread someone too thin? Was this […]

Hiring Contractors / 1099s? What You Need To Know

So you started your business and hired a few independent contractors / 1099s. Even though this is very common, it is not necessarily OK. This post is going to explain the biggest mistakes employers make with independent contractors, how to be safe when hiring a contractor (or how to make adjustments), who should never be […]

Scrap Your New Hire Orientation Presentation!

Most likely your new hire orientation presentation is boring! Don’t feel bad, the majority are boring, and others are dreadfully boring! Why bother if no one is going to pay attention? Scrap it! Create a video production instead! It is important to keep your audience engaged for the majority of your presentation. Many managers and […]

An Onboarding Illustration: Who Does It Right?

After two recent blogs about onboarding and setting new hires up for success, I have received several photos from readers. These photos are examples of what each company does to welcome and prepare a new hire. I appreciate all photos received, but can only choose one to talk about today. I chose the picture above […]

What The Heck Is Onboarding?


Onboarding is a great buzz word from the Human Resources community. The problem is, the word has too many interpretations. Today I am going to break it down for you and answer the question, “What the heck is onboarding?” You will also be given tips to create a great onboarding process. Onboarding can be simply […]

Do I Have To Use A Job Application?

No, you are not required to have candidates complete a formal job application. However, there are 3 great benefits to using a job application. In the small business world of less paperwork and less formalities, small business owners may opt out of using formal job applications. Instead of job applications, just resumes and cover letters […]

11 Questions To Delete Right Now From Your Job Application

Too often businesses place illegal, irrelevant, and avoidable questions on job applications. These questions can put your company in jeopardy of a discrimination lawsuit or a breach of confidential information. If you have any of these 11 questions on your current job application, you should delete them immediately. We are talking about job applications given […]