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eESI Podcast: Benefits Renewal Season is the Perfect Opportunity for Your Business to Offer More Options to Employees

October has arrived and you know what that means. It’s that time of year again: benefits renewal season. But don’t be frightened. With a little help, you can offer your employees a selection of affordable benefits at great rates. No, it’s not a trick. Access to Fortune 500-level benefits packages is just one of the […]

eESI’s Practical Tips For Managers Podcast Asks: Why is HR So Hard?

If you operate a small business you may already know the answer to the question, why is HR so hard? Each year, new federal, state and municipal laws are passed that affect how businesses large and small handle employment matters. From the moment you hire your first employee and even during the hiring process, various […]

Podcast: Practical HR Tips for Managers, part 2 – The Reluctant Manager

Sometimes your HR team isn’t the first to become aware of employee complaints about harassment and discrimination. Instead, employees look to managers and supervisors for support. Is your management team prepared? In Managers: What You Should Do When an Employee Reports Harassment, employment attorney Janine Yancey tells Fast Company’s Lydia Dishman that employees experiencing harassment or […]

eESI Podcast: What Does Austin’s New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Mean for Small Businesses

Austin’s new ‘paid sick leave’ ordinance (and a similar ordinance passed recently in San Antonio) requires all area businesses to provide ‘paid sick leave’ to their employees.  Though the amount of annual paid sick leave, and the implementation dates vary according to company size, the ordinance impacts every employer in these areas.  Originally scheduled to […]

Podcast: Why you need online training

 Are you familiar with the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” Well, some things never change. While some employers may view workforce training programs as nothing more than the cost of doing business, a quality ongoing training program can actually be one of your business’s most important assets. […]

Why Outsourcing HR is a Smart Choice for Small Business

If you are a small business owner with more than one employee, then you know that as soon as you make that first hire things can get complicated. From training to compliance, growing your business by adding employees means taking on more responsibilities. That’s probably why outsourcing HR is so popular, particularly with small businesses. […]

eESI Podcast: Preventing Sexual Harassment with Karla Saenz

  This week on the eESI podcast the topic is sexual harassment. It seems like employers and Congress are finally getting serious about making workplaces a safe place for everyone. Many of us are asking, “What took so long?”   If you’ve wondered what your business needs to know to prevent sexual harassment from taking […]

MAY 2018 – VOLUNTARY BENEFITS – WORKPLACE SAFETY – SUCCESSFUL SALES SECRETS

As we welcome the month of May, eESI takes a moment to ponder the news and resources that shaped our opinions in April.  From using voluntary benefits to win the hiring game to keeping your workers safe, here’s what you may have missed.    Using voluntary benefits to win talent in a tight labor market […]

Jobless Rate Remains at Record Low | Machine Learning and Cyber Security in 2018 | Recruiting Enters the 21st Century | Achieve More with Less Work

eESI Week’s Best For Small Business for the week ending February 9, 2018, includes more news of an economy on the rise, a stock market correction, and a look at the latest cyber security procedures. Plus, we uncover what the future holds for the recruitment industry and how AI can help your small business. And […]

WEEK’S BEST – OCT 6 – GUN POLICY IN THE WORKPLACE – U.S. ECONOMIC GROWTH – BEST MILLENNIAL PLACES – COMPLIANCE HELP

Guns at Work | U.S. Economic Growth | Compliance Help   eESI Week’s Best: Following this week’s tragedy in Las Vegas, we take a look at employer and employee rights when it comes to guns in the workplace. Plus, economic views are looking up and our tips for handling compliance issues.   Workplace Gun Policy […]