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Ultimate Guide to Working with Employees

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Ultimate Guide to Working with Employees

Published: January 12, 2011 Updated: February 11, 2011

Effectively hiring and managing employees is essential for business success. Before you decide to expand your business, be sure to understand your responsibilities as an employer. The resources below will help get you started on what you need to know before you hire your first employee and how to successfully work with them once the;re on board.

Hiring

So yo-re ready to hire new employees? Congratulations! First, yo-ll need to be sure of the basic legal regulations and practical steps yo'll need to take to ensure effective hiring decisions. The following articles will help you get started:

Hiring New Employees - Things You Must Do

    • The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) governs immigration and citizenship in the United States, if you are thinking of hiring an immigrant worker read the Immigration and Employee Eligibility article to understand how to comply with the INA.

    Pay

    Whether you have one employee or 50, a payroll system will help you streamline your ability to stay on top of your legal and regulatory responsibilities as an employer, save you time, and help protect you from costly IRS penalties. Read the following article to learn more about employee pay:

     

    • Use the article 10 Steps to Setting Up a Payroll System to help get your businesses payroll started. This guide includes information on how to obtain your Employer Identification Number (EIN), choose the right payroll system, and document your employee compensation terms.

     

     

     

    Benefits

     

    Employee benefit programs are often the cornerstone of the American work place. If you can't offer your employees the basics you might want to reconsider your recruitment efforts and whether you'll be able to retain employees. Read the following articles to keep you informed on employee benefits:

     

     

     

    Employment Laws

     

     

     

     

    Workplace Safety and Health

     

    • Since federal and state laws require employers to prominently display certain labor law posters, you should read the article Workplace Poster Requirements for an overview and links to the posters you will need to display.

     

     

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    About the Author:

    Sarah Millican
    I'm a digital strategy consultant with ENC Strategy (www.encstrategy.com) and work full-time to support the Small Business Administration in growing and developing this online community to the best that it can be.

    Comments:

    What I do have problem with is the check of the employees' work. I mean it would be great to get some suggestions regarding how to check the effectiveness of my workers.
    Well, spent anothr 5 minutes of my life with use, keep on bringing the good posts.
    I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it's rare to see a nice blog like this one these days.. :)
    This is a great list of resources for managers to look through on how to better manage their employes. As someone that works for a small milwaukee seo firm communicating with employees is vital.
    As a manager of a small restaurant I know the importance first hand of how important it is to effectively manage employees. As this article highlighted there are many aspects of managing employees that you have to keep track of. I started using an employee schedule software and it has greatly helped me to take care of my employees.

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