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Use These Five Tips to Help Your Business Reduce Employment Risks

Even the best-run companies are susceptible to employment-related risks and lawsuits. Especially in recent years, employers face an increasingly treacherous legal environment. With many such lawsuits prominent in the media, you’ve probably recognized the need to take effective, proactive steps to reduce your employment risks. Here are five suggestions to get you started: Take a… Read more »

How to Turn a Temporary Position Into a Full-Time Opportunity

Recent research has shown that 35 percent of employers plan to convert their best temporary workers into full-time employees. So if you’re working in a temp job, and you’d like to see it become permanent, take heart. There are no guarantees, but there are ways to strengthen your chances. In many ways, it involves approaching… Read more »

Five Reasons Off-Site Payroll Services Can Save Your Business Time

As a business leader, you only have so many hours in a day – and your priority is on managing those core functions that differentiate you strategically from your competition. While payroll is essential, there are several benefits to be gained from turning it over to a trusted business partner. Here are five reasons why… Read more »

Is Your Management Style Pushing Employees Out the Door?

It’s true: People don’t quit their jobs; they quit their bosses. But with a little extra effort and a new perspective on the part of managers, this unfortunate scenario can be avoided. As a company leader, it’s up to you to hold your managers accountable for having motivated, engaged employees. Recent research studies support this… Read more »

Lyons HR Awarded Supply Chain Excellence Award

Birmingham, AL – More than 250 attendees from 86 key suppliers joined GE Appliances for its annual Presidents’ Council Summit on April 12, 2018, at The Marriott Downtown Hotel in Louisville, KY. The event served as a forum for GE Appliances to share business objectives and recognize its top-performing suppliers during an award ceremony. “One of our guiding… Read more »

What HR Functions Can Your Business Outsource to Help You Grow?

Do you ever feel like you have too much to do? No, it’s not a trick question. As an HR manager, your responsibilities cover a lot of ground. And there are only so many hours in a day. Your primary focus must be on mission-critical needs and strategies. It’s not surprising that an increasing number… Read more »

Can You Answer These 5 Job Interview Questions?

When you land that long-awaited job interview, be ready to stand out as the best person for the job with your answers to the questions you’re asked. Your goal is to differentiate yourself from the competition. Here are five examples: “Tell us about yourself.” This is not just a question. It’s an invitation to share… Read more »

These Three Interview Questions Can Help You Learn About a Candidate’s Leadership Skills

The most successful organizations are those that foster leadership at every level. To determine whether a candidate has leadership potential, you need to go beyond their surface qualities and discern traits such as personal confidence, problem-solving, communications and integrity. It all boils down to asking the right questions and actively listening to get the answers.… Read more »

Three Tips For Writing a Better Handbook For Your Business

Your employee handbook tells team members what to expect when they work for you, and vice versa. As well as explaining the practical details of work processes, benefits, disciplinary measures and other relevant facts, your handbook introduces or reminds employees of your core values, and who to contact with specific questions or concerns. It also… Read more »