Top tips for recruiting and retaining talent – Business Article

In February, O2 Business teamed up with Enterprise Nation and England Rugby for Accelerate 2019, a unique event where experts from the worlds of sport and business discussed techniques for scaling your business and performing at the highest level. We were privileged to hear from Lyndsey Simpson, one of three CEOs at The Curve Group, a £19m turnover business that delivers Recruitment and HR services and solutions for large high street banks as well as to start-ups and fast growing…

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3 Signs It Is Time To Hire Your First Employee | – Women in Business Article

Photo credit: www.pexel.com The life of an entrepreneur is exciting, gratifying, and yes, it can also be exhausting. You tirelessly ensure every client and task you take is done to perfection, turning your passion into a profitable and rewarding business. The paradise can be short-lived when you find yourself having to turn away work. Yes! You have to say no to a new client or an existing one, despite your long hours in the office or on-site. You might start…

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Trump DOL FLSA Overtime Change: What You Need to Know – Business Article

The Department of Labor recently released a new proposal to increase the number of salaried workers eligible for overtime. This follows a similar change proposed by the Department of Labor under the Obama administration, though it sets a different threshold. What are the details of the new overtime rule change proposal? Right now, salaried workers are eligible for overtime if they earn less than $23,660 annually, or $55 per week. That amount was set in 2004 and hasn’t been updated…

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Highest Minimum Wage by State – 2019 – Business Article

Each year hundreds of thousands of hourly paid workers earn the minimum wage in the U.S. Originally meant to provide an income sufficient to support an individual and, in some cases, a family, the minimum wage has failed to keep pace with the cost of living. Currently, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but workers who fall under both state and federal laws must be paid the higher of the two rates. Some workers receive a minimum wage mandated by the city…

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Employee Timesheet Recordkeeping Requirements – Business Article

Note: this post does not constitute legal advice. If you have questions, consult a local attorney.  The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been making headlines recently, with 14 restaurants in Los Angeles County getting fined this week for FLSA violations. In addition to owing employees back pay, the Department of Labor also found that these restaurants weren’t keeping the required employee time card records. And, clearly, the businesses also received a ton of bad press — which you can see…

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Begin with the end in mind – The Commercial Reality – Business Article

If you have a growing business, it’s important to prepare as best you can to safeguard your success — and not inhibit growth by wasting time, effort and profits on fixing problems down the track. Having lawful and carefully-drafted employment contracts and workplace policies may seem an unnecessary task compared to keeping work rolling in the door, but your single biggest asset in a small business is often your employees. This asset can easily become your biggest liability if you…

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How to support an employee dealing with mental health issues – The Commercial Reality – Business Article

Tackling mental health issues in the workplace starts with a difficult conversation. Here’s how to make it easier… The annual cost of mental illness on Australian business is in the billions. These numbers do not account for the human cost on the employee dealing with a mental illness or the effects on their colleagues and employers. If you know your employees, you can usually spot changes in their behaviour that may be early signs of mental health issues. It might…

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