Last Thursday, January 14th, 2016, HR Strategies hosted an open house at their new location, allowing clients and invited guests to be able to tour the new space and see the many ways that the new location will enhance the services that are offered.
Guests were invited to enjoy refreshments in the new onsite training room while meeting the internal staff. This allowed them time to put faces with names and meet the benefits, payroll and client service reps that they talk to on a regular basis.
During the Open House we were able to give a brief demonstration of the upcoming enhancements to the Human Resource Information System (HRIS) that our clients interface with, enabling them to see the continued investment we are making into providing top of the line services and technology platforms.
The turnout by clients was fabulous and we even gave away an Apple Watch to one lucky guest! The Open House was also an opportunity for our guests to network with a sample of the diverse selection of clients using our services. In this economy, HR Strategies wants to provide as many growth opportunities as possible to their clients!
Last Thursday, March 22nd, HR Strategies held an Open House & Networking Event at our Duluth office. We had an excellent turnout; complete with office tours, delicious food, client networking and even a few display tables. This event was just one more step in our rebranding effort. With our new HR Strategies sign over the door, we welcomed clients and vendors to come enjoy an excellent meal and the company of our internal staff. It was exciting to see clients putting faces with the voices they talk to on the phone. We work very closely with our clients, and the personal relationships are strengthened when our clients get to meet our internal staff face to face.
Additional to the Open House, we also wanted to include the opportunity for our clients to network with one another. ‘Networking’ has become a commonly used phrase in the past few years, and in today’s world, is more necessary than ever before. As we have a very diverse selection of clients, we’ve found that they can help each other out, and we want to give them every opportunity to do so. We offered display tables to any client or vendor who wanted to showcase their business, and had a wonderful response, with a majority of the showcasing businesses offering some sort of discount to those in attendance. Attendees could walk around and talk to the representative from each table, acquiring information and promotional goodies. It was great to see clients talking about how they could help one another out. With the success of this networking event, we definitely plan on making it a more regular occurrence.
Clients, if you were unable to attend this event, we hope you can make it out next time! If you are a business owner, and think you’d like to learn a little more about what we do here at HR Strategies, call us today at (770) 339-0000 ext. 129 or email us at
Yes, so January 1st has already passed, but it’s never too late to make a resolution for positive change.
So often we begin the New Year making a list of personal resolutions to better ourselves or our circumstances. What about our businesses? Why not resolve to better them and their circumstances? After all they are our livelihood; the very entity that allows us the opportunity to then better ourselves. It’s easy to look at the obvious personal resolutions: exercise, diet, etc. Resolutions for a business may be a bit harder to think of; how about resolving to one or more of the following? After all, even one positive resolution is sure to bring on further positive change.
- Review 2011
- Look at the past year. What worked? What didn’t? Where did you gain the most profit? Where did you lose the most? Resolve to look at what does and doesn’t work in your line of business, and to learn from it.
- Set Goals & Strategize
- Resolve to set aside time daily, or at least weekly, to review where your business is at and where you want it to be. Then make a plan to get it there! Reviewing throughout the year will allow you to change course as needed, and by utilizing weekly business planning sessions you can continually keep on track with your goals.
- Make Sure Your House is in Order
- Resolve to be organized from the start with your books and taxes. Keeping your finances in order from the start, including your taxes, bills, and payroll, will help you to avoid the stress of facing an audit unprepared. In addition, go ahead and replace any equipment or necessary supplies that are in disrepair and making productivity harder.
- Invest In & Reward Your Employees
- You hire the best, most talented employees in order to grow your business. Now resolve to keep them motivated and morale high by investing in and rewarding them. Offer training to continue their growth within your company. Remember to reward good work and to identify them for going above and beyond. Use positive constructive motivation and your results will be ten-fold.
- Forge New Partnerships / Networks
- Resolve to join a networking or business organization to forge new partnerships and networks. These can be of immeasurable value to your company. Through new contacts you may spark new business ideas, or gain referrals.
- Resolve to promote your business regularly and consistently in a variety of ways. Not sure about social media? 2012 is the time to really give it a shot, as it is becoming more and more important in both marketing and research. Also, don’t forget about reaching out to the customers you already have, they can be of great service in referrals and testimonials to use. And lastly don’t forget to keep your website up to date and appealing!
- Consult & Serve Your Customers Well
- Take the time to listen to your customers. Their insight can really help you identify what you are doing right, and what you need to improve on. Resolve to really take into account their comments and recommendations and to implement change from them.
- Handing over tasks and relinquishing control can be one of the hardest things to do. However, it can also be just the thing to help spur growth in your company. If you are always consumed with the administrative tasks of payroll, benefits, etc., you are not focusing on bringing in revenue. Why not resolve to hand over some of the burdensome administrative tasks to HR Strategies and focus on why you really went into business?
- Schedule YOU Time
- Business can be consuming. As the “boss” you must make sure that you find time to schedule in your own down time. After all, who else is going to do it? Not leaving time for you away from the office and running the business is asking for burn-out, and disaster. Resolve to give yourself that pat on the back and some time away for the great job you’re doing. In doing so, you will be more motivated and inspired.
- Give Back
- Make a difference in your community. Remember that those who give also receive. Take the time to find an organization to help, someone to mentor, serve on a committee, or volunteer. By growing goodwill you will also be growing a name for your business. So make a resolution to find a cause in your community that matters to you, and start making a difference.