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5 Onboarding Improvements You Can Make Today

69% of employees say they're more likely to stick with a company for 3 years or more if they get a great experience during their initial "onboarding" sessions. Despite this, there are still many businesses out there that simply leave their new hires to "jump in at the deep end," with little to no guidance whatsoever. No matter how much experience your new employee might have with your industry, it's important to remember that a new job is a complex and often nerve-...

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Tips For At-Home Businesses

At-home businesses have become increasingly common this past decade. In the 90s, you would have found only a handful of businesses that were situated in their founders' garages. Today, there are close to 40 million home-based businesses in the US alone, most of which are reportedly posting decent revenues. But with opportunity comes the risk of losing your investment money as well as your time. Give yourself a better chance of succeeding in your entrepreneurial venture by following these fou...

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Numbers You Should Have in Mind as HR

While recruiting new employees is often about finding the right person or people for the job, there are also important numbers you should know. There are various metrics that you should be keeping track of to ensure that your recruitment methods are working. With that in mind, take a closer look at a few hiring metrics that you should be tracking at your company.   Keep Track of “Busywork”   While this type of work doesn’t often get recognized, it should....

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Top 5 Cybersecurity Tips for the Workplace

As cyber attacks continue to hit large organizations almost every day, we need to develop strategies that will help us to fight them effectively. Cybersecurity `is nowadays the responsibility of everybody in the workplace. It can be hard for employees to stay updated with the current cybersecurity information because these criminals renew their tactics and sophistication almost every day. Workers need to be trained on various cybersecurity attacks and measures to prevent them from occurring i...

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The SME Instrument: How Innovative Startups Can Receive EU Funding?

  When speaking of funding for startups, most founders first consider VC or Angel Investor funding. Somehow, it is perceived in the startup world that this is the way to go. However, it is not necessarily the only option.   To boost innovation and SME sector growth, the EU Commission has launched the SME Instrument of the Horizon 2020 program – the largest non-dilutive fund in the world.   EUR 3 billion are available to be awarded to 7,500 startups by 2020!...