By the end of 2021, we expect almost a third of the workforce to be working mostly from home. We have been seeing the shifts to digital for the last six months. We have also been seeing the internal struggles small businesses have been facing during the transition. Hiring virtually requires a different mindset, different…

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With Michigan slowly reopening, it’s time to design your plan to transition to “back to work.” Things will not return to normal, maybe not ever. It’s a great opportunity to see what you can change for you, your employees, and your customers. Quarterly Plan Plan for disruptions for the next year. Set specific goals for…

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If you asked a stranger about what they thought about your brand, what do you think they would say? Are they aware of your company? Do they see your vision? Branding is a huge part of how the community and competitors see your business. It is also imperative for attracting candidates. If your small business…

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  Transcript: So, let’s look at some of the statistics around finding, hiring, and keeping employees. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics tells us that across the nation we have a 4% unemployment rate. Here in Oakland County we are at a 3.2% unemployment rate, which basically tells you that we are gainfully employed. People…

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It can cost you a third of an employee’s salary to replace them if they leave. That’s a lot of dough, but we are really here to discuss turnover and how to prevent it. Fortunately, a lot of the ways employees report on what they need out of a company to stay are common sense.…

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We all know that one guy who thinks hiring is easy. All you need to do is put up a posting on ZipRecruiter or Indeed and voila! Instant hire. Well, newsflash, that may not be the only thing that guy is doing wrong during the hiring process. Here are some hiring faux-pas that we should…

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A quick search about buzzwords will lead you to pages of Google results telling you which words are in, which words are out, and which words we should have never started using in the first place. Buzzwords are in their own right part of the business jargon, and that’s why its important to be able…

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As some of you may know, I started my career at SRS as an intern. I will be the first one to advocate for interns in the office. Here are some of the reasons why you should too: Interns are the future. If a company wants to survive through the generations, you have to hire…

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There are two sides to every job. The good and the bad. It feels good when you are promoting, awarding, or congratulating employees for a job well done. Unfortunately, there will be a time when you have to have “the talk” with one. It’s important to know how to handle mistakes that employees make. It’s…

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People are people and people tend to make mistakes, but business mistakes can be costly. Whether it costs money or employees, employers need to know how to handle when they make a mistake. If you are an employer. How to handle mistakes The first thing you need to do is realize the mistake. It’s cliché,…

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