Simplifying HR, Benefits and Payroll with Technology

Simplifying HR, Benefits and Payroll with Technology Whether your company is firmly established with hundreds of employees or is a new, two-man startup, managing your human resources, benefits and payroll functions is not an easy job. The employee responsible for those areas must stay on top of an increasing number of reporting rules, federal and state regulations and data management …

Team Building Ideas for Small Businesses

Looking to ensure that your team stays focused and collaborative? Read on for some fun, free team-building exercises you can do to open the lines of communication and keep everyone on task.         Link to PDF

How an Intern Can Impact a Small Business

How an Intern Can Impact a Small Business Thinking about hiring an intern for your company? Concerned that training one will be too much work, or just plain not worth it? Wondering how an intern can contribute to your company? This podcast features representatives from three Connecticut companies that have had great experiences hiring interns. You’ll learn: Dawn Alderman Dawn …

11 Strategies You Can Use to Find the Right New Hires

11 Strategies You Can Use to Find the Right New Hires Let’s face it, recruiting quality job candidates can be a challenge. Sometimes you just can’t attract enough applicants, and other times you attract an influx of candidates, but none are qualified. Does this sound familiar? In this webinar, Len Doherty, founder and principal at L.J. Doherty & Associates will …

Why Outsourcing HR May Be the Smartest Decision Your Business Makes

HR may sound boring, but it’s important. Learn how venture-backed small businesses can benefit from doing it right. According to a Harvard Business School study, as many as 75 percent of startups fail. Essentially, the companies in the study couldn’t generate a profit in order to pay back their investors. As many business owners know, being profitable is not just …

A Startup Blueprint for HR and Insurance

A Startup Blueprint for HR and Insurance You’ve recruited, interviewed and identified the ideal professionals to fill open positions within your growing business. Job offers have been extended and accepted. Now what? Here are some mandatory actions you must take as an employer to satisfy the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Social Security Administration (SSA) and federal government. 1) Obtain an …

Don’t Hire Duds!

Don’t Hire Duds! Why You Should Never Skimp on the Hiring Process, Plus Three Tips to Make Your Next Candidate Search More Successful Your company is at the point where it needs a full-time marketing person to help with customer development. In fact, you see this position as a key role – one that’s imperative to your company’s growth. Sure, …

How to Recruit and Retain Top Talent

How to Recruit and Retain Top Talent Even in a competitive job market, you need a strategy to attract and keep good people Identifying and assembling the right team to help your business succeed depends on what phase of growth you’re in. Are you a startup looking for investors, a company about to monetize its product, or perhaps a mid-size …

Interview Skills

Interview Skills Employment interviewing is one of the most important – yet overlooked – skills hiring managers can possess. Potential investors in early-stage companies have often stated that they prefer an “A” team with a “B” business plan over the reverse. Therefore, the ability to recruit, interview, evaluate and hire great employees will usually have a major impact on both …