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July 19, 2019
Really getting to know your customers is a great way to build customer loyalty and extend the customer life cycle. Most businesses rely on cu...
July 11, 2019
Entrepreneurs are innovative and creative by nature but studies show that these traits are stifled when they don’t know how to manage tension...
July 2, 2019
The biggest holiday in July is the 4th of July. It’s a national holiday, which means huge numbers of workers have the day off to celebrate ou...
June 28, 2019
With extremely low unemployment rates in Hawaii, it’s more important than ever to treat job candidates and employees with respect. Treating p...
June 20, 2019
Two of the most important things an aspiring entrepreneur can do to make their business a reality is to create a business plan and a marketin...
June 18, 2019
It happens every year. The weather gets warmer, more people use outdoor grills – and incidents of grill-caused fires go up. Each year, outdoo...
June 15, 2019
With a belief that entrepreneurship and innovation can help to build a diversified and resilient economy, Hawaii state government has set its...
June 6, 2019
Launching a small business is a busy and exciting time for entrepreneurs. Once a business is ready to launch, it’s time to interview job cand...
May 30, 2019
Summer internships can be a great way for students or recent graduates to see if they like a job or industry and it can lead to the opportuni...
May 23, 2019
Summer interns offer many benefits to employers including reducing employee workload and helping managers learn about managing the next young...
May 16, 2019
In March we published a post about the advantages of hiring remote employees including lower office costs, higher productivity and happier em...
May 9, 2019
While the weather may be beautiful year-round in Hawaii, technically it is spring and that means its spring-cleaning season. Like homeowners ...
April 25, 2019
Handling human resources tasks is a necessary part of any business – including small to medium sized businesses that may not have a designate...
April 24, 2019
Makai HR, a professional employer organization (PEO) launched by HR industry veteran Dustin Sellers offering outsourced HR services, on Satur...
April 18, 2019
Today more than ever, potential employees and customers want to learn about a company’s brand, core values and company culture before applyin...
April 11, 2019
Why are some people drawn to entrepreneurship while others can only imagine working for someone else? What makes some entrepreneurs wildly su...
April 4, 2019
Spring is job fair season and that means recruiters need to be on their A-game. Successful recruiters take the time to create a recruitment s...
March 28, 2019
Over the last several years, more employers have started allowing employees to work remotely. The concept started as a way to give local empl...
March 21, 2019
It’s a well-known fact that Hawaii has a high-cost of living and that working in low-wage jobs can make life very difficult. Investing in the...
March 16, 2019
Businesses have always worked to convert leads into customers and increase sales. In the past, sales flyers, phone calls and in-store display...
March 8, 2019
There has been a lot of discussion about how technology will change the workplace and the role of human workers in the coming years. There is...
February 28, 2019
In today’s job market, Hawaii employers need to offer a competitive benefits package to attract and retain top talent. One of the main benefi...
February 21, 2019
A professional employer organization (PEO) can help with your HR and payroll needs; freeing up time to handle other parts of your business. I...
February 14, 2019
Business owners, understandably, tend to focus on the growth of their business rather than retirement savings. Many believe that they will be...
February 7, 2019
Many small business owners and their employees are not invested in 401(k) plans and that means worry about financial security for retirement....
January 31, 2019
Employee retention should be a top priority for business owners and HR managers because of the cost to recruit and train new employees and th...
January 25, 2019
The cost of labor is usually the biggest cost of doing business; sometimes as high as 70 percent of total business costs. Labor costs include...
January 17, 2019
Small business owners and CEOs of startups are known for wearing many hats – sometimes more than one person can reasonably handle. In some ca...
January 10, 2019
From securing funding to hiring employees and leasing the right space, there are so many things to handle in a startup business. But what abo...
December 27, 2018
The holiday season lines up with end of the year, which means that many HR departments and business owners are busy with end-of-year HR check...
December 20, 2018
So you’ve handled the first set of HR tasks outlined in our Be Prepared with an End of Year HR Checklist blog post including a health insuran...
December 13, 2018
End of year is a busy time for payroll as Hawaii employers get employee data organized for tax season and ready to start the new year. After ...
December 13, 2018
Many retailers will be looking to hire teenagers to ramp up their workforce during the holiday season. Hawaii employers should be aware of th...
November 29, 2018
Terminating an employee is one of the most difficult jobs handled by business owners, managers and Human Resources (HR) departments. The last...
November 23, 2018
As we approach the end of the year, HR managers should be going over each employee’s health care coverage for 2019. Most employees sign up fo...
November 15, 2018
Nothing seems to stay the same from year to year and that includes HR trends. Factors including the unemployment rate / economy, and technolo...
November 8, 2018
Healthcare enrollment periods have begun and HR departments are looking ahead to 2019 benefit trends in order to retain and recruit top talen...
October 25, 2018
Low unemployment rates in Hawaii have affected recruiting strategies. Compared to a few years ago, it's a candidate driven job market where f...
October 19, 2018
For businesses, the end of the year means handling a long Human Resources (HR) end-of-year checklist. For small businesses that do not have a...
October 18, 2018
One of the best things about providing outsourced human resources services on Oahu is getting to know the local business owners who run these...
October 4, 2018
Most Hawaii companies just got their health care renewal documents for January 1st, 2019. If you’ve had a chance to read them over you know t...
September 27, 2018
The internet is an incredibly important part of most businesses today. Many people search for product information and reviews, compare prices...
September 23, 2018
If you are dreaming about opening a small business or you're in the startup phase of your business, you may benefit from the wisdom of other ...
September 14, 2018
Courtesy of GoSagely.comOne of the best things about providing outsourced human resources services on Oahu is getting to know the local ...
September 14, 2018
Many people dream about living in Hawaii but unless they are retired or independently wealthy, they will need to find a way to earn an income...
September 9, 2018
Sign taken at a store in Waikiki Hawaii has the lowest unemployment rate in the country at 2.1 percent, which is something to be proud of. On...
September 9, 2018
While Hurricane Lane thankfully didn't make landfall in Hawaii, the storm still managed to have a huge economic impact on the state. Bus...
August 25, 2018
Taxes are a part of life and if you're like most people they are not your favorite subject. Business taxes are often complex; the trick is to...
August 8, 2018
Hiring the best candidate for your job opening can mean the difference between a productive, long-term employee and the need to hire again in...
August 5, 2018
One of the best things about providing outsourced human resources services on Oahu is getting to know the local business owners who run these...
July 26, 2018
If you have recently moved to Hawaii or are dreaming about moving to Hawaii and plan to open a business then there are many things you s...
July 13, 2018
Work-life balance is a worthy goal; it is the idea that it is healthy for a person to find a balance between their working hours and personal...
July 13, 2018
Hawaii was once home to tens of thousands of acres of active farmland growing sugar and pineapple for American markets and exporting aro...
July 5, 2018
While the federal minimum wage remains at $7.25 per hour, Hawaii's minimum wage was raised to $10.10 per hour effective January 1, 2018. This...
June 29, 2018
Over the last several years, many business owners and managers have moved away from cubicles, privacy partitions and private offices toward "...
June 17, 2018
Oahu recently set the country's record for lowest unemployment rate at 1.9%! Labor costs are the biggest expense for all businesses but ...
June 10, 2018
It is a fact of life that despite best efforts to create a safe work environment, some employees will be hurt on the job. Employees in blue a...
May 29, 2018
Hawaii is a progressive state in many ways, including in its health care laws. Decades before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law, Hawai...
May 18, 2018
On top of federal and municipal regulations, each state has its own HR laws that employers must comply with to run a business and employ work...
May 10, 2018
What Every Business Owner Needs to Understand About Managing Millennials at Work As of 2015, millennials are the most populous generatio...
May 6, 2018
PEOs offer many solutions that improve your worker's experiences from technology driven solutions to health benefits and more. When it comes ...