Human Resources Help Guides

Top 11 Questions That Employers Should Ask When Interviewing
An owner of a small business reports that, after receiving an unexpected large number of applications in response to an employment ad she ran in the newspaper, she selected 10 candidates to come in for a job interview. She offered the job to......
Hiring Employees in Illinois: An Overview of Important Laws
Before you hire your first employee or independent contractor, you should know Illinois state law and federal law as it pertains to the two classes of workers. Each have rules as to how they are treated for wage and tax purposes. Not knowing......
Hiring Employees in New York: An Overview of Important Laws
Hiring employees is often so daunting that business owners put it off for as long as they can. Nonetheless, there comes a certain point when your business may grow enough that hiring employees is necessary. While you may be tempted to hire......
Hiring Your First Employee
Hiring your first employee is a significant milestone, and in addition to finding the right person for the job, you will need to comply with a number of state and federal requirements. Every person you hire will have to complete some......
What Every Business Needs to Do before the New Year
The end of the year is pressure-packed for business owners as they balance the crush of the holidays with responsibilities to customers. Although it seems tough to find the hours, it is essential to spend some time reflecting on the year that......
The Top 10 Things Your Business Needs to Know about HR
When it comes to running your business, one major component that you cannot forget about is human resources. Human resources is all about the people, and if you want your business to be successful, then you need to make this a focus. Many new......
What's the Big Deal with Confidentiality Agreements for Employees?
Sometimes, organizations have proprietary or confidential information that, if shared with the competition, could cause the company to lose its competitive edge. An employee confidentiality agreement can be used to legally protect that......
Top 9 Legal Documents You Need to Start Your Business
You would be surprised how few businesses actually get the most fundamental legal documents in place before starting up. However, having the right documents in place when you start is essential to your business's success. What are the most......
The HR Guide to Structuring Employee Compensation in Small Businesses
To say that employees are motivated by compensation is an understatement. But how does one put together a compensation package that attracts competent employees, rewards hard work, and helps retain talent without breaking the bank? This......
10 Important Terms in Your Employee Handbook to Watch Out For
The hiring process can be an arduous and burdensome effort. So once you have identified and hired the perfect candidate, you will want to set the stage for a positive and trusting employee-employer relationship. Employee handbooks are great......