May 15, 2019

Hiring Your Special Needs Child – A Unique Employee with Unique Benefits

Recently, I wrote an article about hiring your children in your business. In that post, I showed business owners that you can hire and pay your kids as long as you follow certain guidelines. Yet, what if your child has disabilities? Yes, hiring your special needs child is possible, but there are a few unique considerations that need to be addressed.
May 6, 2019

Ideas for Hiring Your Children in Your Business – Tax Advantages

Did you know that you can legitimately hire your kids, no matter what age they are, to work in your business? The IRS Code says you can! As of 2018, each of your children can earn up to $12,000 in tax-free income! Your kids can work, bring home tax-free money, and pay for their own expenses. It’s a great way to teach work ethic, and for the business, benefits like tax strategies. So, I’ll give you the hiring rules and 51 job ideas that allow you to hire your children in your business.
May 3, 2019

Hiring A Spouse as An Employee – A Smart Option with Many Benefits

Have you ever thought, “Can I hire my spouse?” It might be that you are having trouble with extremely low staffing numbers due to the labor shortage. Or it could be because you need additional “temp help” because you are in a phase of rapid growth. Either way, such a move might present you with a golden opportunity with a variety of previously untapped benefits. Let’s talk about why hiring your wife or husband may just be a great staffing and financial option!
April 5, 2019

Employee Contracts – Everything You Need in These Essential Agreements

Many employers use contracts with employees to protect their business interests and their trade secrets. Yet, more than that is at stake with these agreements. Employee contracts also protect the value of your business if you want to sell it in the future.
February 25, 2019

Employee Performance: Clearly Setting Expectations for Team Success

Employee performance management is a mindset. It’s an operation, an on-going process of setting expectations early and clearly starting immediately when you hire team members into your organization. And it’s a process that helps supervisors and employees reach a shared understanding of what is expected in terms of behavior, results, and feedback. Therefore, in this article, I want to talk about how to navigate the sometimes treacherous waters of employee performance through expectation setting.
February 22, 2019

Stop the Revolving Door… 12 Tips to Retain Valuable Employees

If there’s one complaint I hear more than any other from business owners, it’s that they go through employees too often. They start the hiring process, find what appears to be a qualified team member, and bring them on only to have that person leave within a short period. If you’re building an organization where you’re trying to grow, having continuity and regularity within your team is vital. Therefore, you need to jam up that revolving door. Give people multiple reasons to stay with your company using these employee retention ideas.
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