October is National Security Month and for small businesses, this is an area that can easily be overlooked. Small businesses can be particularly vulnerable to security breaches because hackers think that small businesses may not have the safeguards in place; however, it can happen to any business. Consider the following security measures;
Social Media is a powerful tool and for someone looking to change jobs, on-line sites are frequently the first place a candidate may find out about your business. To keep up with your business’s reputation, you should;
Businesses should consider adding a “bullying” policy to their Employee Handbooks. The main types of bullying include;
Halloween has turned into a popular event with many businesses hosting costume contests and parties. While employees want to have fun, guidelines need to be set for a positive environment. Costumes and party decorations should always be non-controversial and in good taste. Costumes depicting celebrities or political figures, relating to religion, targeting a specific race or social group, or are sexually provocative should not be worn in the workplace. Sending out guidelines prior to the event and making it clear that participation in parties and costumes is voluntary will ensure the Halloween celebration is not offensive and unprofessional.