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The Impact of Shopping Local

At Focus HR, we are strong believers in the power of shopping local… at work! Many of us know the importance of shopping locally and supporting local restaurants, shops, and markets. But what about shopping locally at work? Spending local in the workplace is just as important. So next time you order office supplies or have more business […]

5 Ted Talks Every Small Business Owner Should Watch

1. Performance Management: The Puzzle of Motivation – Dan Pink Have you ever had trouble figuring out the best way to motivate your employees? Well in this very enjoyable and witty Ted Talk, Dan Pink explores employee motivation. In doing so, he makes the bold statement that financial incentives such as (cash, bonuses, gift cards) actually […]

Finding Quality Employees

We all know turnover is expensive, but you never quite realize just how expensive it really is. The infographic below from mindflash.com helps paint the picture, pointing out that a bad hire can cost a company well over $25,000 in addition to lost productivity and a decrease in employee morale. Bad hires often happen because […]

7 Ways to Actually Engage Employees

It’s proven that most employers fail to keep their employees engaged. Sadly, only 13% of employees worldwide feel engaged at work according to a 2013 study. What is engagement and why does engagement matter? To engage is to occupy, attract, or involve someone’s interest or attention. When employees are engaged with the company they work for, they are […]

5 Ways to Network with Small Businesses in Tucson, AZ

At Focus HR, we love networking and mingling with local businesses. There are a lot of great groups in Tucson that aim to connect professionals in fun and meaningful way. Tucson Metro Chamber The TMC is a networking and business advocacy organization. They help Tucson businesses grow by providing support and they also advocate business friendly ballot-matter in […]

5 HR New Year’s Resolutions Every Small Business Should Make

5 HR New Year’s Resolutions Every Small Business Should Make   As the year is closing, people are starting to look to 2015 with many personal goals whether it’s to travel, stay fit, or eat healthier… but what about setting some business resolutions. With all of the legislative changes that are happening, HR is more […]

How to Avoid the Holiday PTO Trap

Did you know that in 2013 Americans collectively lost 169 million days of PTO? Too often, employees do not end up using their holiday time so they end up losing it or they are forced to use all in December. For companies who slow down at the end of the year this may not be […]

Why You Need a Social Media Policy

Nowadays, almost everybody has some form of social media profile. And many employees are not aware of what is appropriate when it comes to using social media in the office or posting about their jobs or employers. This is why it is essential for every business, no mater what its size, to have a social […]

6 Forms Employers Need to Collect for Each New Hire in Arizona

When you hire a new employee, you are required by state and federal laws to collect certain forms from them within a certain amount of time.   Form I-9 All new employees are required to complete section one of the I-9 Form by the end of their first day of work. The purpose of the […]

Obamacare Open Enrollment: What It Means for Small Businesses

With individual health insurance open enrollment opening up this month, your employees might have some questions about their benefits.  Here are some tips to prepare yourself. 1. Evaluate Your Current Offerings Reach out to your HR provider or health insurance broker to review your current plan. Most companies renew towards the end of the year, so […]

3 Reasons to Outsource Leave Management: FMLA and ADA

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) both serve to protect employees who may need to be absent from work due to a disability or a health condition, but they are both handled differently from an HR perspective. They are often difficult to manage, implement, and comply with […]

5 Ways a PEO Can Help You Grow Your Small Business

In today’s competitive marketplace, deciding to outsource a portion or all of your human resource administration could go a long way toward increasing your bottom line. By entering into a co-employment relationship with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), you will have the time and freedom to focus on growing your business, and here is why: […]

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