The Affordable Care Act will help small businesses by lowering premium cost growth and increasing access to quality, affordable health insurance. Depending on whether you’re a small employer or a larger employer, different provisions of the Affordable Care Act may apply to you as described below.
I learned something new recently. From Wikipedia:
Kintsugi (Japanese: golden joinery) is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with a lacquer resin sprinkled with powdered gold. Kintsugi may have originated when shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa sent a damaged Chinese tea bowl back to China for repairs in the late 15th century.
Employee performance reviews are hard, aren't they? Much fuss is made about them--by senior management, by HR, by Legal, and, of course, by the employee receiving the review. Get over it. That's what separates managers from non-managers.
Every day I see companies make short-term decisions and decide that they will not hire the intern or the college student etc.
How did they get into that place?
I understand all to well the pressures on business. My role as a business, human resource architect of solutions that turns around business to profitability is to balance both the short term without sacrificing the long term.
This is the time of year when children of all ages create a list for Santa. These lists consist of “wants” and “nice to haves” but not always “what’s really needed.”
This year I’ve created a list of “what’s really needed” for every owner and leader. These items are for those who are already successful and wish to maintain that success; for those that desire more success; and for those who want their employees, vendors and clients to be affiliated with a dynamic and growing organization.