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How can I keep staff at my small business?

I run a small business and employ four people. You can’t find reliable people – either they don’t want to work or they stop showing up. Now I have to demand that they be vaccinated so it’s even more difficult. No advice?

Well, the situation you find yourself in is the same for all businesses, regardless of their size. The difference is, if you lose one or two employees, that’s half of your workforce and threatens your ability to run your business.

Small businesses need to be particularly creative and entrepreneurial. Beyond paying well and creating a fun, respectful, and supportive work environment, consider offering a learning experience so that the job is more than just a store clerk. Try to teach your employees how to run a business.

Establish a relationship with a local college that offers a business program where you can offer a paid ‘training program’ and hire multiple students to work part-time with flexible hours, rather than looking for a full-time person you can work with. hope to stay you for a long time which is extremely difficult to find.

A general view of the signs indicating "you must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter this business"
New York has some of the strict vaccine and mask requirements in the country.
Christophe Sadowski

If the masks that most people wear do not protect against this virus (according to science) and the vaccine does not prevent contracting or transmitting the virus (according to science), then why am I forced to demand of my employees that they do both? Those who are not comfortable in the working environment are allowed to work remotely. So what’s wrong with that? Can the government really tell me how to run my business?

I am with you, Governor DeSantis. Employment laws vary by state, and regulations regarding COVID are no different. New York has some of the most stringent requirements for employers in the country.

However, our new mayor has said the focus is on compliance, not enforcement, so read what you want. Authorities don’t enforce social distancing on subways, and it’s an underground, unventilated, and cluttered petri dish, but we’re told as long as everyone keeps their 10-cent face masks on their noses, we are all safer.

Are you wondering why people are flocking to Florida?

Gregory Giangrande has over 25 years of experience as a Director of Human Resources. Listen to Greg Weds. at 9:35 am iHeartRadio 710 WOR with Len Berman and Michael Riedel. Email: [email protected] To follow: GoToGreg.com and on Twitter: @greggiangrande

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