Human resources

Yes, Believe It: You Can Measure the ROI of Your HR and Culture

Most entrepreneurs are eager to measure the return on investment (ROI) of their business practices and strategies; I’m no different. But what really intrigues me is figuring out the ROI of categories that are traditionally -- and notoriously -- difficult to measure, like HR and culture. With that in mind, I sat down to chat with Maia Josebachvili, a well-known expert in the area of…

3 Touch Points to Better Engage a Multigenerational Workforce

Many workplaces today are in the unprecedented position of having five generations working together, side-by-side. While the exact definition of each generation may vary slightly, any office or workplace today could include members from the traditionalists (born 1927-1945), baby boomers (1946-1964), Generation X (1965-1980), millennials/Generation Y (1981-1996) and Generation Z (those born in…

Do not Shuffle People Into the Wrong Job Just Because They are Already on the Payroll

The old adage that a “bird in hand is worth two in the bush” may work in some instances in business, but slotting people into employee roles is definitely not one of them. I can’t tell you how many times I see early-stage entrepreneurs put someone in a role simply because it's convenient. This is particularly harmful when the individual already is known to…

5 Signs It is Time to Fire a Company Manager

Not every individual is a born leader. Heck, not every individual can even develop into one. Hiring good managers is one of the most important decisions a company can make. According to Gallup, however, 82 percent of companies fail to hire the right talent for the job. A bad manager can dim employee engagement and satisfaction, which is why people almost always quit their bosses, not their employer.…

How to Make 5 Routine HR Tasks Quick and Painless

Matt Straz will be at the Entrepreneur 360™ conference on October 7, 2015 in New York City. He will join a panel of experts to discuss effective hiring strategies for growing your company. Business owners don’t have much time to spare. Between dealing with customers and leading the team, HR needs can easily be left on the backburner. Many companies just do the bare minimum when…

3 Reasons HR in the Cloud Just Makes Sense

Chances are, by now, companies have gotten wind of the cloud -- cloud computing, cloud storage, public clouds, private clouds, you name it. In fact, many companies are using the cloud in some way or another and may not even realize it. The cloud is taking the business world by storm (pun intended). According to a 2014 report by Forrester Research, the public cloud market is estimated to reach…