When it comes to keeping up with the ever-changing world of people management, small business owners can easily get lost in the tides of benefit offers, talent acquisition, and ever changing legal codes. How do you know if you’re taking the right steps and making the right calls? How do you know when it’s time to call in an expert, and who do you speak to? 

We know how confusing Human Resources can be, and that’s why we invited Mike Maseda, President & CEO of CoAdvantage to join us for a conversation on what you need to know as a business owner. From the changes to U.S. wage laws taking effect in December 2016 to solving the challenges of talent acquisition and retention, and a closer look at healthcare reform, Mike covers it all.


Human Resources & People Management for SMBs: Episode Highlights

  • Mike’s introduction and a closer look at CoAdvantage’s PEO services (0:55)
    • How do SMBs know when it’s time to find a solution like CoAdvantage? (5:42)
  • Advice on how to improve the talent acquisition challenges that most SMBs face (7:49)
    • Once you attract talent, what are the keys to retaining those employees? (9:22)
  • The challenges of being compliant as an SMB in today’s workplace (12:10)
  • Changes coming to the U.S. Wages & Hours laws in December 2016 (14:15)
    • Advice to employers who will be affected by the new wage laws (16:25)
    • Penalties for employers who don’t comply with the new wage laws (19:26)
  • Upcoming changes to know about healthcare reform (20:40)
    • Where should employers go to learn about new legislation? (23:48)
  • General HR and payroll advice for small business owners (25:14)
  • What benefits are most small companies offering to employees? (28:29)
  • How are national and global economy fluctuations affecting the growth of CoAdvantage’s customers? (31:38)
  • Rapid-fire Q&A: best business book, areas that Mike focuses on at CoAdvantage, parting advice, how to reach Mike (33:39)


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