Posts by Jeff Needham

Ring in the new year with some of our favorite articles from 2017

Each week, we post HR articles for small business owners, HR managers, and those in charge of finance at their businesses. Here are a few helpful articles that you may have missed in 2017—check them out and see how they

Our greatest HR hits from 2017

Here are some of our “greatest hits” articles from 2017.  Whether you missed them the first time or want to revisit your favorites, we hope you find something helpful in these articles. 1. Pros & cons of auto-enrolling your employees

5 HR websites you should be following

There’s no better way to start a new year than with a clean slate. Don’t call me a grinch, but by the time the jam-packed holiday season concludes, I’m more than happy to call the year “finished” and set my

5 Rules For Celebrating Halloween At The Office

When I was a kid, Halloween was one of my favorite holidays—I still remember the year I dressed up as Teen Wolf, my all-time-favorite costume (even though it was terribly itchy). Now, as an adult, I find that sometimes the

Small Businesses Tips For Disaster Recovery

Montana. Texas. Florida. Puerto Rico. California. Unfortunately, the last few months have been terribly difficult for millions of people in the United States besieged by natural disasters. In the midst of losing their homes, many of these Americans have also

How to make workplace interruptions count

Numerous sources have shown that multitasking, context switching, and interruptions seriously hinder an employee’s productivity. The advice given, including blocking time and batch processing, can help significantly increase the productivity of your workers. However, despite best intentions and clever planning,

Our greatest HR hits from 2016

The end of the year is a fun time to reflect on the most popular things of the year—from trends like the mannequin challenge to the top-selling album of the year, Adele’s “25,” to the top-grossing movie in the U.S.

7 of our favorite articles from 2016

In case you missed them the first time around, we’ve compiled some of our favorite articles from 2016. Enjoy! 1. Password manager best practices for keeping accounts secure As more of our lives and businesses move online, there’s a greater

How to choose the right HRIS system for your company

Effective HR policies and practices are the cornerstone of a well-performing company, but the effort involved in proper recordkeeping can sometimes be overwhelming.  A Human Resource Information System (HRIS) can help ease the burden of your day-to-day tasks by taking

Password manager best practices for keeping accounts secure

Generating secure passwords can be a stressful and frustrating experience. There’s a fine balance between picking a password that’s secure and picking one you can remember. But what if you didn’t need to remember your password at all in order