Author: Erica Brune

Human Resources

Job Descriptions – An Employer’s Best Friend

Imagine that you show up to your first day of work for a job you’ve always wanted. You meet with your human resources director and they hand you a paper that details everything your job entails and what your new company expects of you. You excitedly sign the paper without hesitation. Fast forward a few weeks: You are in your supervisor’s office being reprimanded for not sending out weekly updates…


Smart Strategies: Small business guide to pay equality

As a business owner, I have always believed in the philosophy of paying employees what I needed to hire the right person for the right job. I certainly could not afford to pay them more than they needed, or asked for, and every dollar saved would be reinvested into growing my business. This seemed like a win-win. If I placed a job opening for a receptionist and published that the…


The Secret to Better Employee Evaluations

Performance evaluations tend to be overinflated for many reasons. Managers do not want to confront employees with shortcomings, feeling that lower marks will demotivate them. Or the managers simply don’t take much time and rush through these meetings. (more…)