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Are You Paying Too Much for Employee Cell Phones?

woman on cell phone

As cell phones have become an increasingly invaluable part of the small business world, the average cell phone bill has climbed 15 percent since 2001. Businesses aren’t immune to rising cell phone costs, but with so many smartphone service providers clamoring to compete for small business dollars, the smart small business owner can find ways to save money. 

To cut down on costs, here are a few tips to improve the value you’re getting from your mobile service provider: 

Hiring Commercial Drivers

There are a few categories of workers in this country that requires a background check by law. For the most part, public school employees, healthcare workers, casino employees, and a host of others in certain job categories must have background checks done. That list includes commercial drivers. For the vast majority of workers in the country, however, a background check is done not because it is required by law, but because the employer feels it is a wise policy. That is smart.

Hiring in a Mobile, High-Tech Society

For many, life was a lot simpler decades ago. Granted, the advancements in technology and medicine didn’t seem to come as quickly as they do now. And we probably all wonder how we ever lived without cell phones.  But the slower pace is something people these days probably wouldn’t mind experiencing every now and then.

The Top Ten Ways We Waste Energy And Water In Buildings

Last week, one third of the country saw thermometers hit triple digits. Across the nation, air conditioners are cranking and sprinklers are chugging away as millions continue to seek relief from the summer heat.

You Accept Resumes but don’t have a Job Application? Not a Good Idea.

If you accept resumes, we recommend that you also require the completion of a job application. Here’s why:

Powering Businesses on Renewable Energy

For the largest corporations in the United States, renewable energy is becoming business as usual. This is as good news for the bottom line as it is for our planet. In fact, nearly half of the largest companies in the U.S. are already capturing significant business value by cutting emissions and using clean forms of energy to power their operations.

Required Disclosures and Authorizations for Background Checks

Hand pointing to resumeClass-action lawsuits against employers are becoming more common because plaintiffs (job applicants and current employees) are claiming that violations of the Fair Credit Reports Act have occurred.

Hydraulic Fracturing: Critical for Energy Production, Jobs, and Economic Growth

Abstract: Energy production on private lands in the United States has been one of the most promising success stories in recent years, at a time when the country has struggled to grow economically. A large part of the success behind this tremendous oil and gas production and jobs creation is due to an energy-extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing. Misconceptions about hydraulic fracturing abound.

Hiring Risks for Companies with Multiple Locations

Businesses that operate multiple locations have a variety of challenges when it comes to human resources, especially if job interviews and background checks are handled at each individual site. It is crucial that you establish a consistent hiring process, regardless of how many locations you have.

Quiz: Test Your Lighting IQ

How bright are you when it comes to lighting trivia? Test your knowledge with this fun quiz!

Read more here: Energy.gov

The Michigan Chamber’s LED Lighting program is a practical, long-term solution to reduce your facility electric bills, save on maintenance time and cost, and make a positive imprint on the environment.