5 Best-of-Breed HR Systems That Offer Third-Party Integration

Mar 6, 2019

HR staff have to manage so many aspects of a business—including payroll, training new hires and supporting existing staff—all their needs may not be met by a single software platform. In this free e-book, Software Advice teaches the benefits and disadvantages of using an existing versus a new vendor to expand your HR software capabilities. ...


Respect Employee Rights: 3 Lessons from Lawsuits Against Small Businesses

May 7, 2018

Note: This article is intended to inform our readers about business-related concerns in the United States. It is in no way intended to provide legal advice or to endorse a specific course of action. For advice on your specific situation, consult your legal counsel. Respecting employee rights isn’t just a touchy-feely way to keep your ...


Easy to Use Paylocity Competitors for Payroll

Apr 17, 2018

Payroll isn’t easy. Small businesses often struggle with processing paychecks because they aren’t efficient manually or use software that’s too complex. As a result, more than 40 percent of SMBs are fined about $850 a year for payroll errors. And 49 percent of Americans start looking for a new job if they experience two errors ...


3 HR Predictions Defining the Future of Employee Retention for SMBs

Apr 11, 2018

Did you know that companies with really high employee engagement scores saw their share prices increase by 16 percent when the industry average was just six? Another study found that companies with low employee engagement were behind their sector’s growth by 2 percent. And Sears found that a boost in employee engagement increased customer satisfaction, ...


Women Get Work Done: How to Diversify Your Hiring

Mar 8, 2018

Let’s start International Women’s Day on a positive note: Pew Research Center found that women make up 40 percent of the workforce in 80 countries. Some countries have even achieved more than 50 percent female representation in the workforce. All these numbers denote a positive trend of more women in the workforce. According to the ...


5 Best-of-Breed HR Systems That Offer Third-Party Integration

Feb 13, 2018

Starting a business is similar to doing a jigsaw puzzle—you have to keep adding pieces that fit to see the bigger picture. And if it doesn’t fit, it can lead to some frustration (and hammering a table). Don’t burden your employees with software issues Your business’s in-house software ecosystem also needs to be built piece-by-piece. ...


HR Challenges: 3 Real-Life Examples That Will Transform Your Diversity Practices

Feb 5, 2018

If you're a small-business owner, there are are any number of unforeseen challenges you must prepare for. For example, an external world event can have a negative psychological affect on your workers, even if it doesn't directly affect them. And then there are internal challenges that could arise at any time, such as harassment.


The Future of HR: Top Predictions That Came True for Small Businesses

Sep 27, 2017

It’s hard to believe predictions and prophecies. All the same, sometimes we wish that crystal balls and psychics were real so that we know what to expect in the future. This carries over to the business world, where foresight can make or break a company. If only seeing the future was this easy Businesses with ...


3 HR Trends Small Businesses Need to Know About

Sep 6, 2017

Many companies still do time-consuming tasks like applicant tracking, payroll and performance management manually. Small to midsize businesses (SMBs) should ditch this approach and embrace HR software to be more efficient. The right software can improve your work culture and encourage a more productive environment. It can search through candidates more efficiently, distribute salaries on ...


3 CRM Trends Small Businesses Need to Know About

Sep 5, 2017

A rolodex evokes nostalgia for a time when stacks of cards were the best way to manage your contacts. But a rolodex was clunky, couldn’t be carried around easily and the cards started to yellow and crumble after a while. That’s why I’m glad the rolodex died in the 2000s and was replaced with CRM ...