the biggest costs when starting your small business

Updated May 5, 2021 Worried about overhead as you re-open? If you can lower expenses, you will have more cash for other important things. Refreshed digital marketing, perhaps. Or upgrading your workplace for OSHA COVID compliance. Some companies are even offering their employees a COVID vaccine incentive. Where will you find the money? The best…

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HR metrics, or Human Resources metrics, are Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Businesses track them to measure the people processes in the company. Small business HR teams can track metrics for all core and non-core areas. This includes hiring, pay, time and labor, training, engagement and retention. Common HR metrics include: Time-to-hire: average number of days…

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hr strategy

See Trish Stromberg’s latest article on LinkedIn: HR as a Small Business Hero Small businesses are facing formidable challenges on many fronts. Wise executives will tap the expertise of Human Resources and provide the tools they need to add strategic value. In Trish Stromberg’s latest article, learn how HR can: Increase profit margins starting with…

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time clock hardware

What is employee time clock hardware? An employee time clock is a hardware device for tracking work time. To use it, employees ‘punch’ in/out or ‘clock’ in/out. The term ‘punch in’ stems from early employee time clock hardware that required a physical card. With a traditional mechanical time clock, the process from clocking to paycheck…

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structured interviews

Updated March 25, 2021 What are Structured Interviews? A structured interview uses a uniform script of questions. As a result, the interviewer follows the same script for each candidate. To be effective, the questions should be chosen specifically for the job skills. In addition, you should have questions that identify behavioral attributes. In contrast, in…

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best hrms for small business

HRMS Aren’t One-Size-Fits-All Looking for the best HRMS for small business? A small business isn’t a mini-me of an enterprise company. Indeed, operating a small business is vastly different. Employees fill multiple roles. Margins are generally a lot smaller. Keeping consistent cash flow is an ever-present challenge. In fact, millions of small business owners are…

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SwipeClock biometric employee time clocks

7 Minute Read Do you have hourly employees? Looking for ways to reduce labor costs without layoffs? Consider getting a biometric time clock. 4 Ways Biometric Time Clocks Reduce Payroll Costs Eliminate time theft by buddy punching Eliminate time theft by hours padding Eliminate out-of-schedule punches Prevent payroll mistakes Before we get into the details,…

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HRMS

Updated March 5, 2021 Welcome to the Swipeclock guide to Human Resources Management Systems for small businesses! Table of Contents Why Do You Need An HRMS? A 5-Step Guide to Choosing the Right HRMS Recruiting, Applicant Tracking, and Hiring Employee Onboarding Employee Timekeeping and Scheduling How Does an HRMS Benefit Employees? When is an HRMS…

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time tracking apps

Updated March 4, 2021 Are you an employer with a virtual team? If so, you have probably discovered that it takes some effort to stay productive. Here are the challenges you may be facing, for instance. Virtual Staff Management Challenges Paying employees accurately Helping employees stay focused Effective collaboration Maintaining accountability Employer oversight Optimum shift…

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