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Hopefully, you are not discouraged after reading Part 1 of this series, which examined recent state legislation restricting employer access to the personal social media of employees.  In those 12 states where restrictions have been placed on employer activity, employers, especially those
Given the significant number of states that now prohibit employers from requiring employees or applicants to divulge user names and passwords for their personal social media accounts, employers may find themselves facing a difficult dilemma.  How best, on the one hand, to protect their
Summertime Fun is Good for Business Steve Strauss, founder of, gives tip for injecting some fun into your small business this summer.
Small Business Employment and Hiring Infographic Job growth has been gaining in the private sector for 39 consecutive months. How is that growth is happening? SCORE and Zipcar have put together this infographic to explain exactly how employment and hiring have grown after the recession. Learn how and why businesses are
Workplace safety is a hot topic, indeed. But what does workplace safety actually encompass? Of course, employers want to keep their employees safe and injury free while at work, but many are not familiar with Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) requirements. Below are the
Of all the decisions business owners face, classifying workers is often one that can be overlooked and/or undervalued. The issue of misclassification generally falls into two categories: determining whether workers are employees or independent contractors, and then for those individuals
In my last post, I provided a process-based approach one can take to set the conditions required to ensure your business environment includes processes which facilitate desired employee behaviors. So, how can you recruit and select employees who will fit your organizational needs? I’m going
Hiring employees at a start-up is probably the most important step of any business's growth. The people you hire are the eyes, ears, hands, and mouth of the company. They will create the products and perform the services, listen for feedback and customer complaints, respond to problems and
Many people look at an employee handbook as simply a “book of rules,” but it can be so much more. Employee handbooks can provide a means of communicating company policies and other key information to employees, including your company’s strategic objectives.  Beyond that,
SCORE Tip of the Week: How to Stay Motivated When You Work From Home SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, gives advice for maintaining motivation and focus in your home office.

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