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Human resources topics of interest to small businesses.  Click on the titles below to be linked to the full articles.


Topics important to small business owners  

Bucklin Human and Administrative Resources believes in empowering small business owners.  The articles below are intended to help you understand some important topics, but it is always best to speak to a professional.  If you would like more information about these topics or others, complete the contact form under Contact.

Background Checks

The truth is, we live in a distrustful age. Whether through personal experience or hearing the stories of others, you know that not every applicant tells the “whole truth” about their background. That’s why you need to conduct pre-employment background checks.


Basic Human Resources for Every Organization

Every organization, no matter how large or small, should have some basic human resources practices in place to ensure compliance and consistency in its recordkeeping. State and Federal regulations provide the minimum requirements, dealing mostly with wages and labor laws.

Going from Sole Proprietor to Employer

Congratulations!  Your business is taking off and you admit you just can’t do it all yourself – you have to hire people to help you.  Now, you are an employer!

Office Holiday Celebrations

Celebrating this holiday season with the office can be a minefield.  This is not a time to relax your guard or to change your company policies. 

Politics in the Workplace

What do you do when you hear an employee say, “John McCain is too old to be president”?

Downsizing With Dignity

There has been a lot in the news lately about companies making decisions that adversely affect their employees:  mergers, sales, closings, and layoffs.