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Company Culture, Employee Management, Hiring & Firing, Retail & Inventory, Women in Business

Redditor Says Businesses Are Justified to Not Hire Women of Child-Bearing Age

Redditor Says Businesses Are Justified to Not Hire Women of Child-Bearing Age

Would you hire a woman of child-bearing age with the risk that she may become pregnant and cost your business money? One redditor suggested that if you did, you would be justified. User ty_bombadil started the discussion on Reddit’s “Change My View,” a subreddit for people who have an opinion on a topic but accept… Read more

Employee Management, HR, Retail & Inventory

Employee Benefits 101

Employee Benefits 101

As we enter a new year and the window to sign up for health insurance is closing, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about employee benefits. There are many publicly available resources to ensure that you offer your employees the optimal benefits package. Many small businesses believe they can’t afford to offer great benefits…. Read more

Business Inspiration, Company Culture, Employee Management, Leadership, Marketing, Productivity, Retail & Inventory, Sales

Leadership Matters: Business Lessons from the Gridiron | WEBINAR RECAP

Leadership Matters: Business Lessons from the Gridiron

  Thanks to all the attendees of our January webcast, Leadership Matters: Business Lessons from the Gridiron, featuring Fran Tarkenton, NFL Hall of Famer & Legendary Entrepreneur, from GoSmallBiz.com. If you missed the webcast, you can view the video playback on our Kabbage KamWebinars YouTube Channel and view the slides on our SlideShare. Both the slides and video are… Read more

Employee Management, Hiring & Firing, Retail & Inventory

Teen Works at Store for 10 Weeks Before Being Told His Position Was an Unpaid Internship

Retail Internship or Scammed for Free Labor?

The topic of unpaid internships has attracted extra media attention recently. Some nonprofit organizations and even some for-profit businesses offer unpaid internships as a chance for young people to get some work experience or earn college credit. Especially in highly competitive creative fields like art, music, fashion or media, unpaid internships are often a good… Read more

Employee Management, Holiday & Seasonal Marketing, Marketing, Retail & Inventory

What to Give Your Employees for Christmas if You Can’t Afford a Bonus

What to Give Your Employees for Christmas if You Can’t Afford a Bonus

We have lots of regular and repeat clients here at Kabbage, but our bread and butter is new businesses still stretching financially to turn their goals into a sustainable, profitable reality…so trust us when we say you’re not the first business owner we’ve worked with who would like to give out employee bonuses but just… Read more

Employee Management, Retail & Inventory

Warning Signs of Embezzlement (and How to Stop It)

Warning Signs of Embezzlement (and How to Stop It)

It’s a hard truth of business ownership that your staff will steal from you. Even honest staff who wouldn’t pocket a cash transaction might help themselves to an unpaid-for meal or merchandise item with a higher-than-standard employee discount. Staffers who wouldn’t do that will happily take home office supplies. This is unavoidable, just one of… Read more

Employee Management, Retail & Inventory

Building a Training Schedule for Your Seasonal Workforce that Won’t Strain Your Staff

Building a Training Schedule for Your Seasonal Workforce that Won’t Strain Your Staff

Heading into the busy holiday season, many businesses rely on seasonal workers to meet increased demand in positions ranging from customer service to sales. Training your seasonal workforce is a challenge – after all, how much training is enough? Exceptional service isn’t optional during your business’ most profitable season, yet it’s important to balance the… Read more

Employee Management, Hiring & Firing, Retail & Inventory

Your Seasonal Employee Tool Kit: Everything You Need to Know About Seasonal Hiring

seasonal employees

“Your number one customers are your people. Look after employees first and then customers last.”– Ian Hutchinson, author of People Glue ‘Tis the season to hire seasonal employees. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation, retailers are expected to hire between 700,000 and 750,000 seasonal workers during the 2015 holiday season. Hiring full time employees, managing… Read more

Employee Management, Restaurant & Bars, Retail & Inventory

3 Tools That Businesses with Shift Workers Need to Survive the Holidays

3 Tools That Businesses with Shift Workers Need to Survive the Holidays

As businesses get ready for the busy holiday season ahead, staffing is one of the foremost issues on managers’ minds. Does your business rely on shift workers for critical staffing coverage? Managing non-desk employees can be a challenge since they’re not sitting in front of a computer with constant access to email or instant messaging…. Read more