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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!...

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Top 10 Legal Terms That HR Pros Need to Know

Human resources professionals have to deal with legal issues every now and then. An employee could sue the employer, or a former client could sue the business. Here are the top 10 legal terms that are important to know.   1. Counterclaim   If you are sued, you have the option to counter sue. As the defendant, you can file a counterclaim in civil court.   2. Alternative Dispute Resolution   An alternative dispute resolution is a process of settling a le...

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5 Solutions for Automating Away Your Business Pain Points

Every entrepreneur dreams of a situation where they will maximize efficiency in business operations while reducing the costs. Thanks to technological advances, it has now become very easy to avoid employing redundant manpower and improve the bottom line in business. In case you are still struggling with issues like visibility, lead conversion, and accountability in your marketing campaigns, here are a few solutions that will help eliminate the problem.   All-in-one digital sales analy...

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What HR Needs To Know When Someone Is Hurt

The human resources department must be notified anytime someone is hurt on the job. There are certain things that they would need to know if you got hurt. Those things are:   Who Was Involved   HR is going to need to know who was involved in the incident because they may need to interview those people. So you'd have to be able to supply them with the names of anybody who may have witnessed the accident happening or knows anything about it.   When It Happened...

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Workers Comp

Workers compensation is insurance coverage provided by employers to cover any medical expenses or lost wages associated with injuries that occur in the workplace. Most people think that workers compensation is pretty straight-forward. However, there are many things about it that people do not commonly know. Let us take a closer look at five things you probably didn't know about workers comp.   Volunteers Are Not Always Covered   Volunteers are known as unwarranted emplo...