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SmallBiz Brainiac is all about helping you to thrive as an employer. You didn’t go into business to be an employer. You went into business to make a profit, not to be an agent of the government, a tax collector or a benefit provider. Gain employer intelligence in the areas of payroll, human resources, employee benefits, workers’ compensation insurance and workplace safety, by listening to this podcast.

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SmallBiz Brainiac is all about helping you to thrive as an employer. You didn’t go into business to be an employer. You went into business to make a profit, not to be an agent of the government, a tax collector or a benefit provider. Gain employer intelligence in the areas of payroll, human resources, employee benefits, workers’ compensation insurance and workplace safety, by listening to this podcast.

    150: Thank You and Goodbye

    150: Thank You and Goodbye

    It’s time to turn my attention toward executing the business plan I’ve been working on for the past 12 months. Hey everybody, welcome to the FINAL episode of SmallBiz Brainiac! Yes… I’m ending this podcast. That’s hard for me to say, actually. This has been a labor of love for me and I’ve learned so…

    • 5 min
    149: Managers or HR, Who Should Handle Hiring and Firing?

    149: Managers or HR, Who Should Handle Hiring and Firing?

    Empower your Managers to make their own hiring and firing decisions.  Who in your organization should be responsible for recruiting, interviewing and hiring candidates? Who should be responsible for carrying out the unenviable task of letting employees go, regardless of whether it is for performance, behavior, or just downsizing? I’m a firm believer in tasking…

    • 6 min
    148: Should I Buy EPLI?

    148: Should I Buy EPLI?

    It doesn’t matter if you are guilty or not, an employment discrimination claim is going to cost you. EPLI stands for Employment Practices Liability Insurance. The free report available on our website, smallbizbrainiac.com, called “8 Steps to Lowering Your Employer Liability”, is all about buying EPLI insurance. The very process of preparing the complete the application…

    • 9 min
    147: Understanding Total Compensation

    147: Understanding Total Compensation

    Total compensation statements show employees how much you’re actually investing in them. Today I want to talk to you about your employees total compensation. No, total compensation is not simply the employees annual salary. It is more than that. It refers to the total cost of employing an individual. Why is this important? I believe…

    • 8 min
    146: Minimum Wage Madness in Minneapolis

    146: Minimum Wage Madness in Minneapolis

    The city of Minneapolis has bought into the voodoo economic theory that they can regulate the labor market and bend it to their will. Even if you don’t have employees in Minneapolis, you need to stay on top of all the local HR laws because they are a sign of things to come. Especially if you…

    • 10 min
    145: Challenges With Remote Employees

    145: Challenges With Remote Employees

    A Big challenge with remote employees is communication. Some managers fall victim to the “out of sight, out of mind” syndrome. Having remote employees away from your main or corporate office is nothing new. With today’s technology however, it has become increasingly more prevalent. Businesses are no longer forced to look in their local market…

    • 8 min

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