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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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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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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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career paths

Create career paths and solve your retention problems. Career paths are essential to employee engagement. And every business owner knows that employee engagement improves retention. Therefore, career paths are the key to business growth. What is a Career Path? A career path is an advancement roadmap in your company. It’s a structured timeline with short-…

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employee handbook

Updated February 17, 2021 Employee Handbooks in 2021: The Definitive Guide Many business owners overlook the importance of a well-written employee handbook. A good handbook serves many purposes. Is your handbook a useful tool for your company? A strong employee handbook will: Set expectations for new hires Codify, organize, and update company policies Simplify onboarding…

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employee relations

Good employee relations result in lower turnover and higher productivity. Millions of Americans are working at home. It has never been more important for managers to step up their efforts to support and engage remote employees. (As well as those who work onsite.) Let’s look at some numbers about labor relations and job satisfaction: Employee Relations Strategies: 5 Takeaways…

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