Posts by Kim Piccolo

What is a stay interview, & why do you need one?

When you’re spending up to 200% of an employee’s salary just to find the right person for your organization, retaining the new hire you just invested in is crucial. Beyond onboarding and training in the first weeks of employment, many

Why salaries don’t need to be a secret

Let’s face it: For most business owners, talking about salaries with employees is uncomfortable. It can become even more uncomfortable when employees have access to information or systems that would allow them to find out salary information about other employees.

How to successfully train a remote employee

Whew! You’ve finished the interview process, found a candidate you love, completed negotiations, and finally signed all the paperwork to bring them on board—the work is done, right? Wrong! Don’t be fooled into thinking that you get to step back

Employer best practices for interviewing remote employees

Welcome to the 21st century, where interviewing and hiring an employee means you may not get to shake their hand in person at the beginning of an interview—or potentially at all throughout the entire employee lifecycle. That seems kind of

Beyond hiring: 7 considerations in the employee lifecycle

Most small business owners put a lot of time—and money—into hiring. Just how much? The numbers might surprise you: At $8 per hour, you could wind up paying $3,500 per employee in direct and indirect recruiting costs (The Undercover Recruiter).

7 genius tips for engaging employees in the summertime

Ah, summertime. School is out, the city pool is open, and the ice cream man’s truck can be seen going down neighborhood streets on weekday afternoons. It’s a perfect time to relax and enjoy the sticky, sunny days… …Unless, like

7 deadly sins of employee onboarding

Here’s something that should put trepidation in the hearts of employers: 31% of new hires quit their jobs in the first six months. Ouch! What’s going on here—why can’t employers keep their new employees? Here are several reasons I think

How to stay productive when you work from home

Working remotely offers many benefits, but it takes a little structure and a lot of discipline to be a productive remote worker. These tips will help you make sure you’re using your day wisely when you work from home.

What can you do to embrace diversity in the workplace?

You may have heard that diversity in the workplace is a good thing—but more than nodding your head, have you considered why it’s an essential part of your overall growth strategy? Take a look at these facts from our article

Simple workplace wellness tips for every business

Are you making any New Year’s resolutions? There’s a good chance you will be joining the 45% of Americans who do—but will you be apart of the much smaller group—8%—who actually keep those resolutions? If one of your resolutions is