Human Resources

How many people does your small business employ? Here are the blog posts every entrepreneur needs to read to keep their small business team running smoothly.

  • The Right Way to Do Employee Reviews

    The Right Way to Do Employee Reviews

    Make employee performance reviews less painful with these steps for improving the process.

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  • 8 Ways to Say Thank You to Your Employees

    8 Ways to Say Thank You to Your Employees

    This November, remember to give thanks to the people who make your business run--your employees. Here are 8 easy ideas.

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  • 7 Ways To Find Good Workers In A Tight Labor Market

    7 Ways To Find Good Workers In A Tight Labor Market

    Finding qualified employees is a challenge for small businesses, but these tips will help you attract the best job candidates.

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  • Independent Contractor or Employee: Why It Matters to the IRS

    Independent Contractor or Employee: Why It Matters to the IRS

    If you're treating an independent contractor like an employee, you could owe big at tax time. Here's what you need to know to stay on the right side of the IRS.

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  • Congress Doesn’t Agree About Healthcare, But Your Employees Do

    Congress Doesn’t Agree About Healthcare, But Your Employees Do

    No matter what Congress decides about healthcare, health insurance is a key factor in attracting and retaining employees of your small business.

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  • Is It Time to Hire Your First Employee?

    Is It Time to Hire Your First Employee?

    How do you know when it's time to hire the first employee for your small business? Ask yourself these questions to find out.

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  • 5 Tips to Attract Millennial Employees

    5 Tips to Attract Millennial Employees

    You can't run a business without millennial employees--but do you know how to attract and keep them? These tips will help you build a loyal millennial team.

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  • How to Give Employees Feedback That Gets Results

    How to Give Employees Feedback That Gets Results

    Giving employees feedback on their performance is a sensitive issue. Here's how to deliver feedback so it gets results.

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  • 6 Tips for Hiring Summer Interns

    6 Tips for Hiring Summer Interns

    Hiring summer interns can bring energy and enthusiasm to your business. But before you place that ad, make sure you're following these 6 rules for hiring interns.

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  • What You Can and Can’t Ask in a Job Interview

    What You Can and Can’t Ask in a Job Interview

    Avoid discrimination lawsuits by treading carefully when you interview job candidates. Here's what you need to know.

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  • 6 Steps for Onboarding New Employees

    6 Steps for Onboarding New Employees

    Is your new employee starting off on the right foot? These six simple steps will ensure new hires have a positive first-day experience.

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  • Friday Forum: How Do You Reward Employees?

    Friday Forum: How Do You Reward Employees?

    Do you regularly show appreciation for your employees? What methods work best for your business?

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  • 9 Do’s and Don’ts When Employees Work From Home

    9 Do’s and Don’ts When Employees Work From Home

    Letting employees work from home can be a great motivational and productivity tool. Here are some tips to make it work for your business.

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  • 10 Ideas to Reward Your Employees

    10 Ideas to Reward Your Employees

    Want to thank your employees for all their hard work? Here are 10 ideas to get you started.

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  • 10 Proven Ways To Hire Top Tech Talent

    10 Proven Ways To Hire Top Tech Talent

      Know what you’re doing. It takes a great programmer to spot and hire other great programmers. If you don’t have any experience with coding, it’s that much harder to know which questions to ask...

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  • Five Things Self-Respecting Job-Seekers Won’t Tolerate Anymore

    Five Things Self-Respecting Job-Seekers Won’t Tolerate Anymore

    We are moving out of the state where employers could take their time filling job openings, and invite job candidates for four, five or six interviews before making a decision. It is a job-seeker’s...

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  • Is It Time to Give Yourself a Raise?

    Is It Time to Give Yourself a Raise?

    I remember back in the ‘70s reading in Ms. Magazine that employed women made something like 70 cents for every dollar earned by a man. The gender wage gap has closed up a bit (not entirely) in the...

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  • Creating Your Corporate Culture: Are You Baking Cookies or Developing Your Secret Sauce?

    Creating Your Corporate Culture: Are You Baking Cookies or Developing Your Secret Sauce?

    Wouldn’t it be great if the process of building and sustaining a strong, vibrant corporate culture was like an easy-to-follow recipe or even just popping the ingredients out of a can –like baking...

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  • Navigating Distractions in the Workplace: 5 Challenges Full-Time Workers Face

    Navigating Distractions in the Workplace: 5 Challenges Full-Time Workers Face

    Telecommuting has made it easier for businesses to meet all of their goals, from diversity to cost savings. When businesses can hire outside of their immediate area, they open up possibilities,...

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  • Communicate a Bold Choice to Drive Culture Change and Results

    Communicate a Bold Choice to Drive Culture Change and Results

    “The most important business decision we ever made.” That’s how Carl Sewell, Chairman of the Sewell Automotive Company, describes the decision his company made to be the best. I interviewed Sewell...

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