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If there is a topic that many small businesses thinks only applies to larger organizations, it would be this. Why do we need to measure employee data when we only have 22 employees? It’s a fair question. One that has the ever popular by lawyers answer: it depends. The reason that small businesses may want...

The post People Analytics – What Should Small Businesses Be Measuring? appeared first on Acacia HR Solutions.

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A discussion that comes up more than I ever thought it would is whether small businesses should adopt a progressive discipline policy or whether they should just cut ties with employees who aren’t working out. It’s one that I certainly see both sides of and think it’s difficult to have a blanket answer to cover...

The post The Case for Progressive Discipline in SMB’s appeared first on Acacia HR Solutions.

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I have to be completely honest for a moment. Up until a few years ago, mindfulness was a word I used without really understanding it’s meaning or believing in its power. The idea of finding clarity and purpose and meaning in our work was something for others, but not something I needed. It was touchy,...

The post Hello Humans – Gearing Up for WorkHuman 2019 appeared first on Acacia HR Solutions.

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If I had a dollar for every time a founder told me that they didn’t want their business turning “too corporate”, I would have a lot of dollars. If that founder came from a very large corporation prior, the likelihood they will say that to me within the first hour of meeting increases significantly. As...

The post The Value of Not Being Corporate appeared first on Acacia HR Solutions.

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The new year brings many people beginning their search for a new career. The field of HR is not immune to that. I receive more networking requests from HR practitioners at the start of a new year than any other time. Most of them reach out because they are on the hunt for something new...

The post Stepping into a New HR Role? Do This First. appeared first on Acacia HR Solutions.

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When I first started this business in 2011, I knew very little about series funding. This business was bootstrapped as were many other small businesses that I knew. I hadn’t known anyone who had gone through a round of funding. I didn’t understand the alphabet soup that is the different levels of funding, A, B,...

The post Series Funding: What Small Business HR Practitioners Should Know About It. appeared first on Acacia HR Solutions.

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Many HR Pros have been thrown into Human Resources either willingly or accidentally. I always enjoy meeting new HR Tribe people because everyone has a “How I Got into HR Story”. We hear more these days about the HR Departments of One. But there is another group who needs a bigger voice- and maybe more...

The post Survival Guide for the HR Departments of None appeared first on Acacia HR Solutions.

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In December, I participated in SHRM’s first HR Department of One Symposium. My talk centered around what keeps CEO’s up at night and how HR can assist. The very first thing I talked about was short-term growth. And by short-term I mean, “do we have enough funds to make payroll next week?” Super short term....

The post HR’s Role in Short Term Growth appeared first on Acacia HR Solutions.

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For years now, many of our California clients have gotten away with not providing Preventing Sexual Harassment training because they had less than 50 employees. That is no longer the case. California Updates Sexual Harassment Training Requirements California Senate Bill 1343, approved last September, now requires employers with 5 or more employees to provide Preventing...

The post Updated Sexual Harassment Training Requirements Affect Even the Smallest of Businesses appeared first on Acacia HR Solutions.

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One of the things I love about my business is the opportunity to learn about really cool international companies. We find out about these companies when they decide to expand into the US and call us to help them get setup from an employee perspective. If you are coming into the US for the first...

The post The Australian and Acacia HR Philosophy of Managing Worker’s Time appeared first on Acacia HR Solutions.

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