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Staff Problems Can Hurt Your Business

Dr. Linda Hancock Business Human Resources

We usually hire staff to help us with a specific area of the business but sometimes the person who we hired is not doing the job or actually is hurting the business in a number of ways. Your business might be hurt by staff who: Don't do the job - I have had staff who stated that they were working but then I would find a stack of filing that had been hidden for weeks. Unfortunately, there are people who go to work each day without having any intention of doing what is expected of them. They might claim that...

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The Cost of Hiring Staff - Can You Afford This?

Dr. Linda Hancock Business Human Resources

Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed and believe that hiring staff for the business will help to reduce or eliminate our workload and therefore reduce the stress. There are so many costs that are associated with staff, however, so it would be very important that you first of all can be assured that the hiring will actually pay for itself by freeing you to generate more income and secondly not end up straining the business because of costs that you might not have considered. Let's take a minute to think about all the costs of hiring staff 1. Wages - It...

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Securing Your Financial Health - Make Good Hiring Choices

Dr. Linda Hancock Business Human Resources

When you work hard, you expect to enjoy the profits of your business. One of your largest expenses can be in the form of staffing. Profits can quickly disappear into salaries and benefits if you aren't careful. SALARIED EMPLOYEES: If you hire full-time employees, you will not only be required to pay the wages and benefits that you promise but will also likely face the employer share of government programs for each of your staff members. Also, you will be paying salaries for employees who are on holidays or sick leave, When you are away from the office, even if...

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