4 Reason Business Owners Need HR Consultants

 

Business owners often wear many hats and must handle a variety of responsibilities. While this can be rewarding, it can also be overwhelming at times. This is where HR consultants can help. By providing expert advice and support, HR consultants can make the process of running a business easier for business owners. Here are just a few of the ways that HR consultants can help your business succeed.

1. They can help you find the right employees
As any business owner knows, hiring the right employees is essential to the success of your company. However, it can be a challenge to find candidates who are both qualified and a good fit for your business. This is where HR consultants can be a valuable resource. HR consultants can help you identify the specific skills and traits that you are looking for in an employee. They can also assist with the recruitment process, using their expertise to attract top candidates. In addition, HR consultants can provide guidance on salary and benefits packages, helping you to attract and retain the best employees. Ultimately, HR consultants can play a key role in ensuring that your company has the staff it needs to succeed.

2. They can help you with employee relations
HR consultants can help you with employee relations in a number of ways. They can provide training on how to effectively communicate with employees, how to handle difficult conversations, and how to resolve conflict. They can also help you develop policies and procedures that will foster a positive work environment and promote a healthy workplace culture. In addition, HR consultants can help you investigate and resolve complaints of harassment or discrimination. By partnering with an HR consultant, you can ensure that your employee relations are positive and productive.

3. They can help you with payroll and benefits
Payroll and benefits are essential components of any business, but they can also be complex and time-consuming. From calculating taxes to managing employee health insurance, there are a lot of moving parts to keep track of. This is where HR consultants can be a valuable resource. A good HR consultant will have a deep understanding of payroll and benefits laws and regulations. They can help you develop processes and systems that are efficient and compliant with all the relevant rules. In addition, a consultant can provide expert guidance on how to manage your payroll and benefits in the most cost-effective way. As your business grows, your HR needs will become more complex. Having a consultant on hand to offer advice and support can help you avoid costly mistakes and keep your operation running smoothly.

4. They can help you with compliance issues
As a business owner, you are responsible for ensuring that your company complies with all applicable employment laws. However, keeping up with the ever-changing landscape of employment law can be a full-time job in itself. Fortunately, there is help available in the form of HR consultants. By working with a consultant, you can ensure that your company is always up-to-date on the latest changes to the law. In addition, consultants can provide valuable guidance on how to handle specific compliance issues that may arise. As a result, working with an HR consultant is an effective way to reduce your risk of noncompliance with employment law.

As a business owner, it is important to have an HR consultant on your side. These professionals can help you navigate through the difficult waters of employment law and employee relations. By having an HR consultant in your corner, you will be able to avoid costly mistakes that could end up costing you time and money. If you are in need of an HR consultant now, GO HERE to schedule your call. If you just have a question regarding your business needs, click on the voicemail tab on this page or go to my contact page here.

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Our Reaction to Dr. Phil Show’s Position on Quiet Quitting

There’s been a lot of talk about quiet quitting and employers reaction and misunderstanding of the term has been nothing short of a complete disaster.

We are reacting to the clips from “The Dr. Phil Show” talking about both positions on quiet quitting from CEOs, employment attorneys and representatives from the anti-work movement.

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What I Learned from Being Overemployed…

When I was employed by two different organizations, both of whom allow me to work from the comfort of my own home. And while there are certainly some perks to this type of arrangement (no commute! pajamas all day!), there are also some things that I’ve had to learn the hard way. Here are a few lessons I’ve learned from my experience working from home.

Lesson 1: Be very strategic with your work schedules to assure all your assigned duties for both jobs are handled timely in your schedule timeblocks. Balancing two jobs can be tough, but with a little bit of strategic planning, it is possible to complete all your work on time. Here are a few tips for creating a work schedule that will help you stay organized and productive.

First, try to plan out your work hours for both jobs so that they overlap as little as possible. This way, you can focus on one task at a time without having to switch gears constantly. Second, make sure you allocate enough time for each task. If you know you need eight hours to finish a project at one job, don’t try to squeeze it into six hours at the other job. Lastly, be realistic about how much time you can actually devote to each task. There’s no use in promising yourself that you’ll work twelve hour days when you know that’s not going to happen.”

Lesson 2: Focus on the specific financial goals driving you to be overemployed.
Are you working two jobs to make ends meet? Are you finding it difficult to focus on your work when you’re also trying to take care of the household responsibilities? If so, here are some tips to help you better manage your time and stay focused on your goals. First, be realistic about how much time you can devote to each job. Second, establish specific deadlines for each job and stick to them. Third, create a schedule that outlines when you will work on each task. Fourth, keep a positive attitude and don’t get overwhelmed by the workload. Finally, take breaks when necessary and reward yourself for a job well done. By following these tips, you can effectively manage multiple jobs and achieve your goals!

Lesson 3: Establish your support system at home while you are overemployed.
With both my partner and I working full-time jobs, it can be hard to find time for each other. Adding in a third job – being a stay-at-home mom – can feel impossible. But with careful planning, a personal support system with family, and realistic goals, it is manageable. Here are some tips that have helped us make the most of our time together.

First and foremost, try to schedule regular date nights (or days) where you put everything else aside and focus on each other. Whether it’s taking a walk around the block, cooking dinner together, or just cuddling on the couch watching your favorite show, this time is essential for maintaining intimacy and connection.
Make sure you also carve out some one-on-one time with each child as well – even if it’s just 10 or 15 minutes before bed reading stories or playing games. This helps them feel special and loved, which will only benefit them in the long run. Finally, don’t be afraid to ask family members for help when needed. Whether it’s watching the kids for an afternoon so you can catch up on errands or folding laundry while you take a break, they’ll likely be more than happy to lend a hand.
By following these tips we’ve been able to maintain our relationship while working two full-time jobs…and being parents! Juggling everything can be tough but it’s definitely doable with a little bit of effort.”

Lesson 4: Budget the additional funds overemployment provides wisely
Now that you have extra money coming in from your two remote jobs, it’s important to budget it wisely. Here are some tips for how to best use your additional income:
1) Determine what your priorities are and create a budget accordingly.
2) If you have any debts, focus on paying them off as quickly as possible.
3) save for rainy day fund – you never know when you might need it!
4) invest in yourself by using the money to take courses or buy materials that will help you advance in your career.
5) enjoy yourself and treat yourself to something nice every once in a while! After all, you’ve earned it!

Lesson 5: Keep your “overemployment” status private, especially from co-workers at either jobs.
The best-kept secret in the working world is having a 2nd job. Whether it’s to make extra money or just to have something to do, a 2nd job can be a great way to keep your finances stable and your days full. But one thing you need to remember is that keeping your 2nd job private is key, especially from co-workers at either job. Here are some tips on how to do just that.

1) Don’t tell anyone at your primary job about your 2nd job. This includes friends, family members, and even co-workers. The fewer people who know about it, the better. You never know who might accidentally let something slip out of curiosity or gossiping.
2) Keep your schedule for both jobs separate as much as possible. This means not overlapping shift hours, taking different days off work, etc. If people at either job start getting suspicious that you’re never around when they expect you to be, they may start asking questions that you don’t want to answer.
3) Be discreet with how often you talk about your 2nd job online or in person. Don’t post about it on social media, and try not to bring it up too often when talking with people outside of work (unless they already know). Again, the less attention you draw to it, the better.
4) Make sure any evidence of your 2nd job is hidden or removed from view if someone does ask about it unexpectedly . For example, if you have flyers for interviews or resumes lying around your house, put them away before anyone comes over; if you have a laptop open displaying an employment website while at home, close it quickly; and so forth.”

Lesson 6: Celebrate your small financial milestones while being overemployed.
What’s the best way to make money feel like less of a grind? Celebrate your small financial milestones along the way! As someone who’s juggling two remote jobs, I know that every little bit helps. Here are some ideas for how you can celebrate your own small wins.

Whether it’s saving up for a rainy day fund or paying off debt, every step in the right direction is something to be proud of. So take a moment to pat yourself on the back and enjoy your accomplishments! Small victories add up over time, so keep up the good work. 🙂

Lesson 7: Get some rest!
I’d encourage anyone who has the opportunity to work remotely, even if it’s just for a little while. It really opens your eyes to how much you can get done outside of a traditional office setting – and that there are so many opportunities out there if you’re willing to look for them. If you’re thinking about making the switch to working remotely full-time, I say go for it! Just be prepared to put in a little extra effort upfront to make sure everything runs smoothly.

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Is Returning to the Office Really Necessary in 2022?

We will discuss the real reason some company owners and leadership are forcing people to return to the office when they can do their jobs from anywhere remotely. Here’s the first article that shed some light on this “return to the office” requirement phenomenon

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What is really driving the “return to the office” requirement? We will discuss the possible reasons.

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Transform Your Career for Time Freedom – 3 Business Systems to Get Your Time Back

 

Do you hate your job? Are you stuck in a rat race, day after day, with no end in sight? If so, it’s time to transform your career into a business. With time freedom, you can take back control of your life and finally achieve the work-life balance you’ve always wanted. Here are three (3) business system to create your time freedom.

1) Start by identifying what makes you unique. What skills or talents do you have that nobody else does? Once you know what sets you apart, you can start to think about how to monetize those skills.
2) Figure out what people are willing to pay for. Just because you’re great at something doesn’t mean that there’s a market for it. Do some research and find out if there is a need for your services and whether people are willing to pay for them.
3) Set some boundaries and create a schedule that works for you. One of the best things about owning your own business is being able to set your own hours. Make sure you take advantage of this and create a schedule that gives you the flexibility YOU need.
4) Take action! It can be tough getting started, but the key is just to do it! The more work you put in now, the easier it will be down the road.
5) Get support from others who have gone through (or are currently going through) the same thing! There’s nothing like having a tribe of people who understand exactly what you’re going through and can offer helpful advice along the way.

Become a Virtual Assistant with Your Current Career
You’re probably reading this because you’re considering becoming a virtual assistant. But what exactly is a virtual assistant, and what do they do? To put it simply, a virtual assistant is someone who provides administrative support to clients remotely. This can include anything from managing calendars and scheduling appointments to handling customer inquiries or even social media management. As a virtual assistant, you have the potential to transform your career into your own business with time freedom. What’s not to love about being your own boss and setting your own hours? If you’re organized, detail-oriented, and good at multitasking, becoming a virtual assistant may be the perfect career move for you. So what are you waiting for? Start your journey to become a virtual assistant today!

Create a Curriculum to Sell Online
Transform your career into a business by creating a curriculum to sell online. What could be more gratifying than being your own boss, making your own schedule, and having the freedom to work from anywhere in the world? The barriers to entry are low and the potential for earnings is high. All you need is a laptop, an internet connection, and a willingness to put in the work. What are you waiting for? Start building your curriculum today!

Become a Consultant in Your Chosen Field
Being a consultant is one of the best ways to achieve time freedom in your career. As a consultant, you can be your own boss and work from anywhere in the world. Plus, you can set your own hours and rates. But becoming a successful consultant requires more than just having expertise in your field. To be successful, you need to be able to market yourself effectively and build a client base. You also need to be able to manage your time and keep up with your workload. But if you’re willing to put in the hard work, becoming a consultant can be a great way to transform your career into a business. So if you’re looking for more freedom in your career, consider becoming a consultant. It could be the best decision you ever make.

If you want to make the jump from working for someone else to becoming your own boss, it’s not as hard as you might think. You can start by turning your career into a business with time freedom. This doesn’t mean quitting your job and starting something completely new; it means making small changes that will help you work smarter, not harder. I hope these tips have given you some ideas on how to get started. Need additional help, connect with me here. I would love to hear about your journey in creating a successful online business.

Risks of Overemployment!

If you’re like me, the idea of overemployed is pretty appealing. It would mean I could work from anywhere I want and never have to worry about finding a new job again. But before you quit your day job to start applying for your dream position, there are a few things you should consider. Being overemployed can be risky, especially if one of them is your main source of income. Here are a few things to keep in mind before make the switch.

#1 If one or both employers find out you are overemployed
What should you do if your boss finds out you have a second job? What if they discover you’ve been working remotely for another company? The first thing to do is stay calm. There’s no need to panic or make any rash decisions. If your boss asks you about it, be honest and open with them. Explain that you’re passionate about your work and that you’re looking for ways to challenge yourself. You may also want to mention that you’re doing it for the extra income. If your boss is okay with it, great! If not, you may need to choose between the two jobs. Ultimately, it’s up to you which job is more important to you. But if you can find a way to keep both, that’s even better!

#2 Check for Non-Compete Agreements
If you’re thinking about taking on a remote job, there’s one potential pitfall you’ll want to avoid: non-compete agreements. What are non-compete agreements? They’re basically contracts that prevent you from working for a competitor of your current employer. And if you have one, it could limit your ability to take on a new remote job.

So how can you tell if you have a non-compete agreement? The best way is to check your employment contract. If it includes language about not working for a competitor, then you have a non-compete agreement. Alternatively, you can ask your employer directly. They should be able to tell you if you’re bound by a non-compete agreement or not.

If you do have a non-compete agreement, that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t take on a remote job. However, you’ll need to be careful about which job you choose. Make sure that the company you’re considering is not in direct competition with your current employer. Otherwise, you could find yourself in violation of your contract.

Bottom line: if you’re thinking about getting a remote job, take the time to check for non-compete agreements.

#3 If the employer(s) find out about your overemployment…just be honest
So, you’ve been caught with your hand in the cookie jar – or, more accurately, with two remote jobs. What should you do?
First, take a deep breath. It’s not the end of the world. You can handle this. Next, sit down with your employer and explain the situation honestly. They may be understanding and give you some leeway. Or they may not be happy about it, but as long as you’re upfront with them, they’ll respect your honesty. Finally, depending on your employer’s reaction, you may need to choose between your two jobs. If they’re both great opportunities, it’s up to you to decide which one you want to keep. But if one is clearly better than the other, maybe it’s time to cut your losses and focus on the job that’s a better fit for you.

#4 Keep Your Overemployed Status to Yourself
If you’re working two remote jobs, there’s no need to tell your coworkers. In fact, it’s probably best to keep it a secret. Here are a few reasons why: First, you’ll be able to get twice as much work done if your coworkers aren’t constantly coming to you with questions or distractions. Second, you’ll be able to focus better if you’re not worrying about what your coworkers think of you. And finally, if word gets out that you’re working two jobs, you may find yourself in the position of having to justify why you’re doing it. So save yourself the hassle and keep your second job a secret. Your coworkers will thank you for it.

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New to the Job – Stand Out Positively in 3 Ways

You’re new to the job, and you want to make a good impression. It’s important to make a positive impression in your new position. Here are three (3) actions to take to stand out positively. First, be sure to show up on time and prepared for your shifts. This means having all the necessary equipment and being ready to work when your shift starts. Second, go above and beyond what’s expected of you. This could mean cleaning up around the workplace or offering to help with a project that’s outside of your normal duties. Finally, be friendly and positive with your co-workers and customers. This will help create a pleasant working environment and make you more likely to be remembered in a positive light. By following these simple tips, you can make a great impression and stand out from the rest.

A) Show Initiative

So you’ve landed a new job. Congrats! Now it’s time to show your boss what you’re made of by being the most proactive employee they’ve ever seen. But where to start? Here are a few ideas:

-Offer to help with tasks that are outside of your normal job description. If you see someone struggling with something, ask if you can lend a hand.

-Don’t be afraid to take initiative on projects. If you have an idea for something, speak up! Your boss will be impressed by your creativity and drive.

So go out there and show them what you’re made of! With a little hard work and determination, you’ll be on your way to success in no time.

B) Ask Key Questions

Now it’s time to ask some key questions to get yourself up to speed. What are the company’s core values? What is the dress code? What are the expectations for overtime? Asking these questions now will help you hit the ground running and avoid any unwelcome surprises down the road. And if you’re ever unsure about something, just ask. It’s better to ask and seem like a rookie than to not ask and look like an idiot. So go ahead and ask away – your new colleagues will be happy to help you out.

C) Come in 30 Minutes Early to Increase Your Learning Curve

One of the best pieces of advice for those who are new to the job is to come in early. This not only shows your boss that you’re dedicated, but it also allows you to learn the ropes faster. You can use this time to familiarize yourself with the company’s systems and procedures, and to get to know your co-workers. Additionally, coming in early gives you a chance to get started on your work before the distractions of the day set in. So if you’re looking to make a good impression and hit the ground running, be sure to arrive at your new job a little bit.

It can be daunting when starting a new job, but remember that you have the opportunity to make a positive impact. We hope these tips will provide some guidance as you begin your journey with your new team. If you need additional help or want to connect with me directly, don’t hesitate to reach out here. I wish you all the best in your new role!

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Start Looking for Another Job If….

If these situations start happening at your job…then it’s time to look for another career opportunity

Situations like…
1. Teaching other people (new or old) in your department your primary and secondary duties of the job

2. Your workload has decreased significantly

3. The timeline for established assignments has decreased

4. Request for documented daily activities in 15/30/60 minute increments to be sent to your manager over a specified period of time.

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Parents…Are Your Kids Prepared for Their Professional Life?

 

Parents, you know at some point, your children have to grow up. Some kids want to rush the process, others want to take their own sweet time to get there. What these high school kids must understand, like you do, that TIME waits for NOBODY. In the current political and sociological climate, these kids must take their future professional life far more serious or they will be left behind economically and socially.

Depending on your ethnicity, culture and economic situation, the kids have to be even more prepared for the risks and unexpected roadblocks in the professional environment, just for living in their own skin. The more preparation these kids have, the better off their future professional prospects will be. Sometimes I wish an experienced professional had taken me under their wings and showed me the ropes, so I would not have had to learn by being “baptized by fire”. I want your kids to not have to go through that, so here are four things they can do to start preparing:

1. Figure out what they really want to do or like doing professionally. They can start by using my FREE MentorShelly DREAM Career Guide to help them figure this out.

2. Create their first set of career marketing tools (resumes, letters of recommendations and cover letters). Keep in mind that high school kids may not have much
experience, but they can use what they know how to do now and letter of recommendation from their teachers, sport team leaders they may be involved with in school or community or from volunteer group leaders for activities they are involved. If your kids already have some of these career tools and need to review them, MentorShelly can help by offering Career Tools Review Service to assure the tools are working for them or for you as a parent in the professional
environment.

The kids need to be prepared for the job/career interviews. You can utilize sample questions on the internet or if you are looking for more targeted help with this for you and your kids, check out the interview audio series here to get the help you need.

Learn and utilize negotiations strategies once they are offered job opportunities. The negotiations may not apply in their first job but any jobs or career opportunities after that…they will absolutely need to understand what to say, what questions or ask and how to respond to future employers. If your kid or you struggle in this area, then schedule a Career Strategy Session, to make the most of the career opportunities.

To make sure your kids are ready for all the challenges they will face with growing up in such a changing environment, do your best to teach them early. The best way to give them the competitive edge in the professional environment is to provide the with the necessary career tools and strategies, so they can win economically.

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3 Interview Preparation Activities to Implement Before Your Next Interview

Landing your next job interview can be daunting, but with a plan in place, you can increase your chances of acing it. Here are four tips to help you prepare. Firstly, do your research and find out as much as you can about the company. Secondly, find the location of the interview, if it in person. If the interview is over the phone or through video, double check your equipment to assure that it is working before the interview actually takes place. Thirdly, create interview questions for the interview beforehand. Finally, arrive on time and be prepared for anything that comes your way! Being on time or early for an interview is a given folks. I’m sure you don’t want anyone wasting your time, you should not waste anyone else’s time either. BE ON TIME…PERIOD!

Job interviews can be nerve-wracking, whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out in your career. However, there are a few things you can do to help ensure that you make a good impression and land the job. First, it’s important to do your research. Learn as much as you can about the company, their values, and the role you’re interviewing for. This will help you to ask questions that demonstrate your interest and knowledge of the organization. Second, prepare your equipment or find the location of your interview (if it is in person) beforehand. This will help you to stay calm and not get so stressed out before the interview. Third, practice your responses to common interview questions and create your own questions for the interviewers. Finally, be sure to arrive early and bring copies of your resume and any other relevant materials with you to the interview. By following these tips, you can increase your chances of impressing the interviewer and landing the job.

That’s it for now. If you need some additional help preparing for your next job interview, check out my audio series resource here. In the meantime, start practicing these techniques so that you can walk into your interview feeling confident and prepared. Thanks for watching and reading!

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