Growing your team is one of the hardest things about running a small business. If you're new to recruitment, you might find that even getting candidates to apply is surprisingly difficult—especially if you need people with specialist skills.
In a competitive labor market, employers must do everything they can to secure top talent. This means looking beyond salary and, instead, offering a holistic package that's tailored to each employee. This is the philosophy of Total Rewards.
When you're first starting to build your business, it makes sense to handle HR on your own. For small businesses with less than 10-15 employees, we typically recommend having a good payroll provider and benefits broker, and you should be in pretty good shape. Until then, you don't have to worry too much.
You just learned that your HR Director needs surgery and will be out of commission for 12 weeks starting tomorrow or your HR Business Partner turned in her resignation and with a two-week notice there is no time to hire and train a replacement before he leaves.
Leaders often wonder how to create team culture, and the simple answer is: you can’t. Culture is something that emerges naturally from within an organization. You can guide cultural development and try to nudge it in the right direction, but you can’t just build a new culture from scratch.
With the worst of the pandemic behind us, many businesses are moving out of survival mode and into a new phase of growth. These companies are making plans to expand their current teams with new hires – and many of them are hitting a brick wall.