Jun 252012
 
Mission: Small Business

Thanks to a program sponsored by Chase and LivingSocial called Mission: Small Business℠, your support could translate into a     $250,000 grant.  But we need at least 250 votes.  Log in at www.missionsmallbusiness.com and search for EffortlessHR (no space between) and the State is Arizona, city Tucson. Vote for your favorite small business at www.missionsmallbusiness.com. Mission: Small Business℠ www.missionsmallbusiness.com Chase and LivingSocial are awarding $250,000 Grants. Vote for your favorite small business at www.missionsmallbusiness.com. Searches for this article:mission small businesseffortless hr blogmissionsmallbusinesssearch effortlesshr comwww effortlesshr com blog flead-articles

Mar 122012
 
Are We There Yet?

How often as parents we have heard those words – and how often have we said, “Stop asking!  We’ll be there when we get there!” It seems like we have reverted to childhood as businesses and citizens we are still asking, “Are we there yet?”  And, all too often the response is the same as we told our children – we’ll be there when we get there.  All this is telling us is that those in charge may not know where we are or how to get to where we need to be.  We don’t like to think of parents, or business owners, or leaders of being “lost” or unsure.  We want them to be our all knowing, all capable [...]

Feb 282012
 
Magnificent Seven

One of my favorite movies was the “Magnificent Seven”, an American Western film which was directed by John Sturges.   It is a story is about a group of seven American gunmen who have been hired to protect a small agricultural village in Mexico from a group of marauding bandits.  Every time I hear that wonderful music, I can picture Yul Brynner riding across the screen to help the under-privileged Mexican village.   You might be asking why that old movie classic would be a topic for a Human Resource blog. Well, I think the storyline of the “Magnificent Seven” provides the business owner of today with some unique perspectives on how to build their business.  Each one of the 7 was [...]

Aug 012011
 
Back To School – Already?!

When you think of the phrase, “back to school” it can bring up several images – it could bring up memories of when you were a youngster, enjoying the summer and all of a sudden faced with the reality that school would be starting up again very shortly. It could also bring up the parent’s checklist of making sure all the required shots and immunizations are in place, enrollment forms completed, paper and pencils purchased, new shoes bought, etc. As a business owner it could mean one of two things and that is what I am going to go over.  What are those two things? Back to school could mean looking at your current programs to see if you have [...]

May 052011
 

We finally got around to making a video. Hope you all enjoy it, and it helps you understand the importance of a cloud based HR system for the small or medium sized business. If you want to try out EffortlessHR for yourself, just head on over to EffortlessHR.com Searches for this article:inurl:/index php?page=blogs dzoichris introductioninurl:/print php?in= australian child labor lawinurl: php?ad= austin employee labor lawinurl:/categorybloghris bloginurl:/index1 php?OpenPage= attorney legal legalgalsearchsiteonlinecom online search sitehris videouniversity of york football inurl:/template php?second= domain: metestimonials introduction

Jul 292010
 
Do We Need Succession Planning?

I was the VP of HR for a fairly large organization several years ago when the terrible unexpected happened.You always think, “This can’t be happening to us” only to find that it can and does happen. What is it that happened? The second in command, who had been brought in to run the company when the founder retired, was killed in a terrible car accident. No one was prepared for the aftermath of that tragedy – especially the owner of the company as he had to regroup and rethink his retirement plans. The rest of the company also had to regroup and come to grip with a terrible loss and uncertainty as to what would happen next. Can organizations prepare [...]

May 282010
 

That’s right! We are bringing back our very popular free trial for our EffortlessHR Online HR Software system. Just in case you read the blog, and have never visited our main site ( http://www.effortlesshr.com/ ) , We’ll list some of our exciting existing and new features below: Online Employee & Personnel Management Employee Portal New! Custom Reports HR Forms Labor Laws Labor Law Posters HR Guide Calendar & Reminders New! Powerful Import & Export Capabilities New! Multi-Layer Access Levels Online File Storage Company Property Tracking Benefits Management Company Data Management Labor Law Updates Be sure to check out everything we offer, and we’d love to hear your feedback. Click here to visit EffortlessHR.com Searches for this article:free hris softwarefree hrisfree [...]

Apr 152010
 
Building Your Own "Field of Dreams"

When I first started my own consulting business, in 2001, I was a sole owner/worker and thought I was on top of the world! I was really ready to have people knocking on my door, ready to use my incredible services. As any first time business owner will tell you, this is not an uncommon phenomenon, but it is most likely not reality. That passion to be my own “boss” and to have my own business is still there. The difference is that now I understand how to build my specific “field of dreams”. In the movie, “Field of Dreams”, the famous line is, “If you build it they will come.” Many entrepreneurs fall into the trap of merely putting [...]

Dec 222009
 
If You Don't Own a Circus... You Shouldn't Be Hiring Clowns!

A Layman’s Journey to Effortless Human Resources, author Lola Kakes As a business owner, you want to expand your company by building a solid team, not a three-ring circus. There’s a reason human resources work is often compared to running a daycare center. Managing employees can cause headaches for a company of any size, but especially for a small company where one person is doing the hiring, managing and firing. Written as a layman’s guide to human resources, this book provides the tools you need to operate your company professionally and legally before your organization grows large enough to hire an entire HR department. You’ll find essential tools that include checklists, tips, sample forms and letters, charts of important legal [...]

Nov 062009
 

The elections are finally behind us and the political ads are over – at least for now. President Obama has reiterated that he is an agent for change – change in how government works, change in who we are in the global experience, change in many other ways. So, what is change? All organizations go through change. There might be a change in management, or a change in policy, change in staff, change in location, change in customers, and even change in size of the organization as in mergers and acquisitions. We even face change in our personal lives – change in marital status, change in family dynamics, relocation of family, and change in job status. Change is all around [...]