Before you start to read this article, we encourage you do some research on the startup lifestyle. It is a well agreed upon fact that starting, building, funding, and growing a startup or small business is intensely difficult. In fact, many sources suggest that at minimum, building a successful startup can require its people to work somewhere between seventy and one hundred hours a week for the first three to five years of a new company. If your startup is one of the few that has actually succeeded, you may find that you are still working around the clock to keep your vision alive. We list these facts and figures not to scare you or to deter you from chasing the entrepreneurial dream. We just want to ask one simple question: What if there were an easier way?
2017 is winding down in the way that most Decembers do: quickly and with too many things to do. Chances are that both your corporate and social calendars are full of things to do and people to see. Some of those people being in your employ, if you’re a small business or startup owner.
In your growing and changing small business, finding the time to focus on anything for longer than a few seconds may seem like a miracle. Chances are that your days are spent focusing on a host of different issues and problems that affect your daily operations and also your bottom line. While every business owner strives to make their business run like a well-oiled machine, chances are that there are metaphorical and literal “nails in your tires”: in your daily, monthly, and yearly operations that are causing them to leak air.
Lately, the news seems to be awash with more and more people coming forward with anecdotes involving sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. As more of these stories unfold, it is astonishing to see how many of them involve inappropriate workplace behavior.
You’ve done it. As a busy business owner/founder, you’ve finally realized that you don’t have time to worry about the details like human resources, payroll, and benefits packages for your employees. You have decided to partner with a PEO and outsource those duties to a company that will not only help you, but take care of you. Where do you go from here?
If you are a small business owner or startup founder, what did your week look like? Were you busy with meetings? Product development? Sales? Whatever you were focused on, we’re sure that administrative duties like payroll and employee compliance were low on your list of priorities…
Recently, we stumbled across this video from a popular show called “Adam Ruins Everything.” In this video, host Adam Conover takes a deeper look at the healthcare industry and explains why going to the hospital is so expensive. In true reference to the title, he does ruin everything.
You may have recently heard that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois will no longer be offering group plans through the Healthcare.gov website. According to the Chicago Sun Times in a recent article, “When Obamacare went into effect, the federal government predicted that 4 million people would be covered through its Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP. It hit less than 6 percent of that goal.” This means 27,000 businesses nationwide will be left without insurance.
Businesses are complicated entities that consist of multiple moving parts. While whatever product you’re selling, be it good or service, may seem like the most important indicator of your company’s success, the true test for longevity in any industry is the quality of your employees. Idilus HR can help your business of any size boost morale, increase employee retention, and grow. How?, you may ask. Read on, we’ll tell you.