Tag Archives: human resources

Kansas SBDC Cybersecurity Forum

On April 25, 2018, the Kansas SBDC is putting on a Cybersecurity Forum in Manhattan, KS. Small businesses are increasingly targets of cyberattacks, with 60% of those going out of business within 6 months and the average cost of recovery … Continue reading

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Employee Retention for Trades and Construction Companies: Hire Right, Manage Well, Reward & Look Forward

The costs to a company of high turnover in skilled employees can be significant, affecting both gross revenues and expenses. Recently, one of our advisors from the Kansas SBDC sent out a request to the rest of us for suggestions … Continue reading

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Cultivating Employee Engagement for Remote Workers

One reason why employers are sometimes reluctant to pursue the potential benefits of having remote workers is that they are worried about lack of employee engagement. To elaborate, a concern for employers is that remote employees won’t identify/connect with the … Continue reading

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Fitness and the Workplace for Small Businesses

    Small business owners tend to be very busy people. Sometimes being busy means performing a lot of physical activities; but sometimes it means standing on one’s feet all day working at a counter, spending hours driving around from … Continue reading

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Twitter Etiquette for Small Business

So you decided that your business needs a Twitter account. That’s great! Twitter is a pretty useful tool that allows you to send out meaningful content in short, 140-character “bursts” to the world in real time. There are a lot … Continue reading

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Know and Manage Your Employer Brand

A group of concerns that I hear about frequently when talking with small business owners and community leaders in our area is difficulty with hiring and retaining the right employees. There are a number of strategies that can be taken … Continue reading

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Should Small Businesses Have a Social Media Policy?

Many small businesses do not have a social media policy and there are a number of reasons for this. First there is a lack of awareness of what it is and why a small business might need one. Second, small … Continue reading

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