Posts by Kim Piccolo
Budgeting is one of the most high-stakes guessing games businesses participate in. Because budget planning is (ideally) done in the months before the year the budget actually occurs, most budgets must be created without all the details. However, you don’t
In August 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation S.2119, An Act to Establish Pay Equity, also called the Mass Pay Equity Act, a bipartisan pay equity bill that passed unanimously by both legislative branches. So, what is this act,
In July, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation H. 3680, An Act Establishing the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a bipartisan bill that extends protections to pregnant workers in the Commonwealth. So, what is this act, and how might it
As we’ve discussed in previous articles, the benefits you offer your employees help attract the best candidates, keep your employees engaged, increase morale, and reduce turnover. The paid time off your company offers is a crucial component of those benefits—time
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.
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
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).
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