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    Alex Tolbert

    Alex is the founder and CEO of BerniePortal. He is a recognized thought leader on technology, HR and benefits.
    Is you onboarding focused on employee retention?
    By Alex Tolbert on September 10, 2019 | 4 min read time

    Why onboarding matters According to SHRM, employee turnover can be as high as 50 percent in the first 18 months of employment. A Gallup poll found...

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    Why HR tech lagged behind sales & marketing software
    By Alex Tolbert on August 21, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Emerging HR trends  Over the past few years, there has been a proliferation of human resources (HR) software tools for small and mid-sized...

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    Three ways HR pros can find more quality applicants
    By Alex Tolbert on August 7, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Recruiting and hiring top-quality employees These days, most small businesses have open positions, and many are struggling to find enough quality...

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    Three regulatory changes to know this summer
    By Alex Tolbert on July 31, 2019 | 2 min read time

    Check out this column in BenefitsPro: While the pace of health care reform has slowed dramatically over the last few years, that doesn’t mean the...

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    How to address the challenge of managing managers
    By Alex Tolbert on July 24, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Strategies for managing managers Performance coaching as it relates to management is a consistently popular topic among human resources...

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    How HR teams can find better applicants, faster
    By Alex Tolbert on July 15, 2019 | 3 min read time

    How to accelerate hiring Many small and mid-sized businesses are growing and creating new jobs these days, but most aren’t hiring quickly enough...

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    What small businesses should look for in performance management software
    By Alex Tolbert on July 8, 2019 | 2 min read time

    Performance management software features If your organization doesn’t currently have a standardized performance management tool, evaluating these...

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    Five things HR pros should be doing instead of admin work
    By Alex Tolbert on July 3, 2019 | 3 min read time

      HR professionals at small and mid-sized businesses are drowning in paperwork and repetitive administrative tasks. What they should be doing...

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    How Should a Growing Business Think About Their HR Timeline?
    By Alex Tolbert on July 1, 2019 | 3 min read time

          Starting an HR department Small business owners are usually experienced in making long-term financial plans or sales strategies, but it’s...

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    Why—and How—to Prioritize Weekly One-to-One Meetings
    By Alex Tolbert on June 24, 2019 | 4 min read time

    Performance management is invariably a hot topic in the HR world, and there are a lot of different ways administrators can ensure that ...

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