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Employee Mangement Resources

Discover employee management information, articles, news, courses and public/private organizations that can help in the area of employee management.

FAQs

The best way to find new hires is to test them with the actual work. Then, in order to successfully train your employees, you need an efficient training program to make sure employees get the knowledge they need. Here are 5 employee training tips:

  • Create a Plan
  • Host regular training sessions
  • Use employees as trainers
  • Cross-train workers
  • Set training goals

Tips for effective hiring at your small business:

  • Utilize established relationship
  • Offer incentives to team members
  • Institute a “day in the life” program 
  • Search social media
  • Interview like a pro
  • Consider hiring older employees

Here are some of the practical points you should think about when hiring contractors:

  • Don’t just look at the score but read their references from their clients
  • Interview carefully for their skills, experience, attitude and ability
  • Use video conferencing if necessary
  • Make sure the contractor is integrated into your team and projects 
  • Pay on time
  • Get everything in writing

Before you hire employees:

  1. Make sure you have an EIN (Employer Identification Number)
  2. Register with your state’s labor department
  3. Set up your worker’s compensation insurance
  4. Choose a payroll system and familiarize yourself with employer tax withholdings
  5. Define the role you’re hiring for

Hire employees:

  1. Find your candidates
  2. Conduct Interviews
  3. Run a background check
  4. Make sure they’re eligible to work in the U.S. 

After you hire employees:

  1. Have your employee fill out a W-4 and an I-9
  2. Report your new hires to your state employment agency
  3. Post required posters and notices
  4. Adopt workplace safety measures
  5. Onboard your new employee
  6. Keep a personnel file on your new employee
  7. Set up employee benefits

The system of employee management used by CEO of General Electric is a belief that everyone in should know where they stand in terms of their performance at all times. Here are 4 steps to make this system work for you and your business:

  • Develop a ranking system
  • Set aside time to develop your team
  • Develop a way to publicly celebrate you’re A employee and appreciate your B employee
  • Have a plan of action for poor performing employees

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