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Common HR Mistakes Small Businesses Make

As a small business owner, you will make a few mistakes along the way. The key thing is knowing how to avoid the big, expensive ones. In this lively webinar, USA TODAY small business columnist Steve Strauss shares the common mistakes that small businesses make and solutions to help you avoid them, such as:

  • Mixing Up Employees and Contractors
  • Discrimination in Interviews and Hiring
  • Handling Employee Terminations Poorly
  • Ignoring Applicable laws
  • Recordkeeping Issues

Easily avoid the big HR mistakes with hiring, employee terminations, and recordkeeping with a new breed of HR solutions: HRdirect Smart Apps. The Smart Apps are affordable at just $60 a year per each app, regardless of your employee count. Get started with the Employee Records App.

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Jaime Lizotte
Presented by: Jaime Lizotte,
HR Solutions Manager
Many businesses choose to work with independent contractors, which is perfectly acceptable. But only if you follow the legal parameters. The IRS has strict worker classification rules regarding who is a contractor and who is an employee. Get it wrong and you could face severe penalties, including back taxes, steep fines and, in some cases, even prison.
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