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6 Tips for Expanding Your Construction Business the Smart Way

Harbor America - Dec 11, 2018 7:00:00 AM

If you're in the construction industry, you probably know this has been a good year for growth. In fact, the first three months of 2018 showed a four percent increase in construction projects when compared to 2017. But what about your construction business? Has your construction firm been around for several years but still isn't growing? Then, it may be time to expand your company.

Topics: Construction- tips for construction business owners- Tips for Small Business Owners

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4 Huge Signs Your Business Could Really Benefit from Partnering with a PEO

Harbor America - Nov 13, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Do run a small or mid-sized business? Do you get frustrated with all you must accomplish each day? Maybe you're wondering if you should hire a PEO but aren't quite sure. Simply put, a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) is a company that provides outsourced services to employers. These PEO services include Human Resources, payroll, employee benefits, workers' compensation, employee recruitment, and more.

Topics: Workplace Culture- Streamlined Operations- HR Tips- HR- Human Resources- PEO- Tips for Small Business Owners- Save Time and Money

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What Should Be Included in Your Employee Handbook?

Harbor America - Oct 30, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Your employee handbook is the go-to literature for your new hires, and it serves as a handy reference for long-term employees, as well. It's an essential document in any company, and it's important for you to ensure it's thorough and easy-to-understand.

Topics: Workplace Culture- Risk Management- Tips for Small Business Owners- HR Tips- HR- Human Resources

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Is Your Payroll System a Total Disaster?

Harbor America - Oct 9, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Do you run a small or mid-sized business? If you do, then how is your payroll system? Is it in order or is your payroll a total disaster? If it isn't as streamlined, accurate or organized as it should be, you could face huge problems. Here are some of the most common payroll mistakes and the potential consequences of not keeping a tidy payroll system:

Topics: Payroll- Tips for Small Business Owners- HR Tips- HR- Human Resources- Compliance

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Cyber Liability Insurance - Is It Really Necessary for Small Businesses?

Harbor America - Oct 2, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Cyber security has been a hot topic of discussion for businesses in the last few years, thanks to infamous data breaches like the incident with Target in 2014 or Experian in 2017. One of the biggest questions on everyone's mind is how to defend against cyber crime in general, and especially data breaches.

Topics: Commercial Insurance- Risk Management- Tips for Small Business Owners- Compliance

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Bad Vibes at Your Construction Business? 6 Tips for Boosting Morale

Harbor America - Jul 10, 2018 7:00:00 AM

There's nothing more frustrating than the feeling that morale is decreasing at your construction business. You can tell that employees simply don't want to be at work. They're in bad moods much of the time, communication is down, and you're beginning to feel that this isn't even a great workplace environment for you! Fortunately, with these tips, you can help boost employee morale and make your construction business a better place to work

Topics: Tips for Small Business Owners- HR Tips- boosting morale- employee morale- HR- Human Resources

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Stop Wasting Resources and Make Your Job Interviews Count

Harbor America - Jul 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Hiring new employees is expensive. For every open position that an employer has, there are recruiting costs, background screenings, drug testing fees, and labor associated with going through all of the applications...and this is not considering the costs associated with payroll for those who are interviewing the candidates. Inefficient interviews can lead to hiring the wrong people, which costs money and causes frustration down the road.

Topics: Hiring- Tips for Small Business Owners- HR Tips- Human Resources- Recruitment

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Does Your Construction Company Have Adequate Commercial Insurance?

Harbor America - May 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

As a construction company, you want to be sure that you have the right insurance to help cover any eventuality. Insurance helps protect you, your employees, and your customers, providing the necessary funds that will cover any problems outside your control on the job site. Accidents happen, both on the job site and off, and you want to make sure that they won't pull your business under. Inadequate commercial insurance can bring your business crashing down around you--but the right types of insurance can transform your success and ensure that your goals aren't derailed by an accident. 

Topics: Tips for Small Business Owners- tips for construction business owners- Construction

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6 Risk Management Tips for Your Construction Company

Harbor America - May 22, 2018 7:00:00 AM

 

Your construction company's success and reputation hinge upon your ability to provide high-quality services while simultaneously minimizing risks for your employees. You can mitigate risks for your construction company by investing in the proper training, equipment, and best practices established by leaders in the industry. Here are six risk management tips for your construction company:

Topics: Tips for Small Business Owners- Workplace Hazards- HR- tips for construction business owners

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Compliance Tips for Construction Companies in the Middle of a Hiring Spree

Harbor America - May 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Construction companies around the country are in the middle of hiring booms for a variety of reasons. In some areas, it's a simple case of increased demand for homes due to population increases. In others, it's the need to rebuild following natural disasters. Whatever the case, you want to be sure that your construction hiring and payroll practices are up to standards during that hiring boom. Taking a few extra steps to ensure compliance at this stage of the process will help protect you down the road. 

Topics: Payroll- Hiring- HR Tips- Human Resources- Tips for Small Business Owners- tips for construction business owners

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