Entrepreneur: Latest from Heather R. Huhman http://www.entrepreneur.com The latest small business tips and advice from Entrepreneur.com. en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:30:00 GMT 5 Ways HR Technology Can Improve Performance Reviews With many unsatisfied with the current setup for giving feedback, find out how software can step into the breach. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235797 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235797 With many unsatisfied with the current setup for giving feedback, find out how software can step into the breach. Common Vacation Mistakes Managers Make (Infographic) Are you the type of entrepreneur who's guilty of failing to break away from work so as to recharge and return with a fresh perspective? Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235569 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235569 Are you the type of entrepreneur who's guilty of failing to break away from work so as to recharge and return with a fresh perspective? 9 Questions to Ask Candidates' References Job seekers aim to present themselves in the best light. But the very people they offer to validate their claims might point to other useful information. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235359 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235359 Job seekers aim to present themselves in the best light. But the very people they offer to validate their claims might point to other useful information. Hire Better Talent With a Big-Data Scientist This new breed of HR employee will integrate data sets, interpret findings and compare different data sets to make new discoveries. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235211 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235211 This new breed of HR employee will integrate data sets, interpret findings and compare different data sets to make new discoveries. Attract More Talent With Video Job Ads A new study shows candidates spend on average 55 seconds reading text-only ads, whereas job seekers might watch a video ad for a far longer stretch. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235056 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235056 A new study shows candidates spend on average 55 seconds reading text-only ads, whereas job seekers might watch a video ad for a far longer stretch. The 10 Unique Soft Skills Employers Desire in New Hires Companies have a hard time finding candidates with communication skills, a positive attitude and the ability to work on a team. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234864 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234864 Companies have a hard time finding candidates with communication skills, a positive attitude and the ability to work on a team. Smarten Your Employees' Work Styles -- 5 Ways to Coax Productivity By creating a goal-oriented culture and focusing more on quality work, managers can help their staff save time while bettering the results. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234660 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234660 By creating a goal-oriented culture and focusing more on quality work, managers can help their staff save time while bettering the results. 7 Secrets of the Most Productive Meetings Convening the right crew for a well-defined planning session can result in an efficient exchange, providing you stick to these rules. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234430 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234430 Convening the right crew for a well-defined planning session can result in an efficient exchange, providing you stick to these rules. 5 Signs It's Time to Fire a Company Manager A poor supervisor can dampen employee engagement and satisfaction, prompting an exodus. Here's what to look out for. Wed, 28 May 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234184 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234184 A poor supervisor can dampen employee engagement and satisfaction, prompting an exodus. Here's what to look out for. Sizing Up Candidates for Cultural Fit Throughout the Hiring Process Job seekers who mesh well with an organization are also more likely to stick around, saving employers costly employee turnover, Wed, 21 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233935 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233935 Job seekers who mesh well with an organization are also more likely to stick around, saving employers costly employee turnover, 6 Signs It's Time to Find a New Hiring Strategy New technology can significantly decrease the duration of the entire interview process, at every stage. Wed, 14 May 2014 10:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233748 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233748 New technology can significantly decrease the duration of the entire interview process, at every stage. Building an All-Star Virtual Team As the number of employees working from home or remotely grows, here's how to make top-notch hires. Wed, 07 May 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233620 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233620 As the number of employees working from home or remotely grows, here's how to make top-notch hires. Join the League of Extraordinary Bosses: 4 Habits to Cultivate The most effective managers value transparency, practice two-way communication, provide constructive feedback and go above and beyond to serve their employees. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233469 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233469 The most effective managers value transparency, practice two-way communication, provide constructive feedback and go above and beyond to serve their employees. 4 Secrets to Firing Your First Employee Know the rules, provide evidence and conduct the termination in a thoughtful and caring manner. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233022 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233022 Know the rules, provide evidence and conduct the termination in a thoughtful and caring manner. Radical Transparency Can Re-Energize a Company's Culture and Deliver Results See what a few innovative organizations are doing to foster information sharing, improve the work produced and better employee retention. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232910 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232910 See what a few innovative organizations are doing to foster information sharing, improve the work produced and better employee retention. Not Using Big Data for Hiring? You May Be Missing Out on the Best Candidates. Small employers can use computers and software to objectively evaluate job seekers based on skills, experience and knowledge before an interview -- and remove bias from the process. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232780 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232780 Small employers can use computers and software to objectively evaluate job seekers based on skills, experience and knowledge before an interview -- and remove bias from the process. 4 Tips for Crafting the Perfect Elevator Pitch The only way to really stand out when networking is to have an interesting and memorable conversation. Here are some suggestions. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232745 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232745 The only way to really stand out when networking is to have an interesting and memorable conversation. Here are some suggestions. How a Personal Assistant Can Help You Be Even More Awesome There's a defining time in every well-maintained brand when it becomes so popular and respected that you have to ask yourself, 'Can I continue doing this alone?' Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232174 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232174 There's a defining time in every well-maintained brand when it becomes so popular and respected that you have to ask yourself, 'Can I continue doing this alone?' 3 Ways Introverts Can Boost Their Personal Brand Here's how you can gain more exposure for yourself without giving up too much of your personal space. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231280 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231280 Here's how you can gain more exposure for yourself without giving up too much of your personal space. 4 Ways to Tell If Your Personal Brand Is in Danger Even the greatest influencers have experienced problems with their brand at at one point or another. Here's how you can tell if yours is about to hit a snag. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231045 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231045 Even the greatest influencers have experienced problems with their brand at at one point or another. Here's how you can tell if yours is about to hit a snag.