The Small Business Huddle

A blog with expert advice, tips, and guides to help you reduce operational costs, increase productivity, and keep your employees engaged and happy.

Why Connecteam is the Best Time Clock App for Small Business

When you’re a small or medium business owner, you know that time tracking is as indispensable as accounting or payroll or human resources. And that’s because time tracking shines a spotlight on the most crucial aspects of your company. You know what your hourly workers need to get paid. You know if you’re actually making […]

4 Ways to Address Persistent Employee Turnover Issues in Construction

Construction human resource managers are currently facing one of the biggest challenges in the industry—high employee turnover.  The latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the construction industry has the second-highest worker turnover rate at 5.4% for a total of 407,000 separations in the month of […]

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Security Guard Training Program

Security guards have a bad rep. Don’t believe me? Think of the last movie you watched starting a security guard character. Actually, let me help you out: Paul Blart (played by the festively plump, Kevin James) in Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) in Night At the Museum, Ronnie Barnhardt (Seth Rogen) in […]

5 Underused, Effective Ways to Create Employee Training Programs that Deliver

At first glance, the statistics are pretty scary. Access Perks reports that over a quarter of employees plan to look for a new job in the next year, and 15% have already started. But when you dig deeper, there’s hope for companies that are willing to invest in their most important resource – their employees. According […]

Payroll Errors That Cost You Money and How to Fix Them

Still using pen and paper for employee time record keeping? Relying on shift schedules for payroll calculations? Then your company is leaking money and you’re probably open to lawsuits and IRS penalties. If it’s any consolation, you’re not alone. 33% of employers make payroll errors costing billions of dollars annually, according to the IRS. The American […]

Avoid Restaurant Fails with These Essential HR Policies & Procedures

For years, your friends and family told you what a great cook you are, and that you should open a restaurant. But you just smiled and shrugged knowing you’d never do that. Until, one day, when Venus was finally in full alignment with Saturn, and you made up your mind to quit your day job […]

Recognize the cons of employee evaluation to improve your process going forward

Construction Safety Products: Everything You Need to Know

You don’t need to hear from me that construction work is dangerous – you already know it. What you might not know, is that the number of fatalities in the construction industry is the highest compared to all other industries (if you exclude motorway accidents prevalent across all fields of industry). Not only that, the death […]

6 Huge Regulatory Changes That Can Dramatically Affect Your Business

There are hundreds upon hundreds of regulations in place and compliance to each is crucial to your company’s success. That means keeping appraised of the top rules, which are often changing, to maintain an advantage over your competition. If you fail to comply, you’ll only face serious penalties and even legal troubles (both of which […]

7 Best Call Center Scheduling Software Solutions in 2020

There is no doubt that building a loyal customer base at your business cannot be done without a foundation of engaged, sincere and motivated customer service representatives.  Just consider the following: 12 – that’s the number required for positive experiences to compensate just for one negative experience. $2.3K – that’s the annual amount a disengaged […]

13 Daily Workplace Safety Tips Every Manufacturing Employee Should Know

Every seven seconds, an employee gets injured on the job. On top of that, over 100,000 manufacturing workers are victims of a job-related injury every year. Even with OSHA’s regulations and rules, manufacturing companies must have a company culture that embodies a safety attitude. One of the best safety practices in manufacturing we found, is […]

10 Small Business Trends to Watch For in 2020

Paying attention to the latest small business trends puts you ahead of your competition and with 30 million small businesses in the United States, the competition is fierce. By knowing the latest business news and trends, it’s easier to grow company sales, offer better customer service, and operate more effectively. Here’s what was predicted just […]

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