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Beyond the Free Snacks: Spotlighting the Best Small Workplace Practices
Human Resources

Beyond the Free Snacks: Spotlighting the Best Small Workplace Practices

A look at the innovative small-employer practices at the companies that made our annual list.
Why Your Business Should Be a Great Workplace
Human Resources

Why Your Business Should Be a Great Workplace

In their own words, seven leaders say what inspires them to strive to become a great workplace, despite the competing demands of business today.
Three Tips for Building a Great Workplace
Human Resources

Three Tips for Building a Great Workplace

How can you build a great place to work? Workplace consultant Marcus Erb shares insights from the Great Place to Work Institute research.
ADP's New Payroll On-the-Go HR App
Human Resources

ADP's New Payroll On-the-Go HR App

The payroll giant is offering a mobile app that lets employees of its U.S. clients check and manage their HR, payroll and benefits information from their smart phones.
Employees' Facebook Posts Give Businesses Heartburn
Social Media

Employees' Facebook Posts Give Businesses Heartburn

Facebook posts about work may be protected speech -- giving small employers more of a reason to seek professional advice when crafting a social-media policy.
Four Ways to Cut Small Employer Health-Care Costs
Compensation and Benefits

Four Ways to Cut Small Employer Health-Care Costs

Health-insurance premiums in the U.S. surged substantially in 2011. Here's how small companies can reduce costs.
How 'Working Spouse' Rules Can Save a Company Money -- And Headaches
Human Resources

How 'Working Spouse' Rules Can Save a Company Money -- And Headaches

Employers can save money by creating 'working-spouse carve-outs' encouraging employees to use their spouse's health-insurance plans.
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Bootstrapping a Growing a Business
Human Resources

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Bootstrapping a Growing a Business

Shark Tank judge and angel investor Barbara Corcoran describes how she grew the Corcoran Group, one sales person at a time. Starting from her couch, her real-estate firm eventually expanded to 1,000 people. Her bootstrapping followed a simple formula.
The High Cost of Sales Team Turnover
Human Resources

The High Cost of Sales Team Turnover

Lost sales, time and money: High turnover in your sales department is a serious problem. Here's what to do about it.
The Hidden Costs of Employee Turnover
Human Resources

The Hidden Costs of Employee Turnover

A revolving door of workers can take a toll on your company in surprising ways. Here are four that you might not notice.
Are We on the Verge of a Small-Business Hiring Boom?
Human Resources

Are We on the Verge of a Small-Business Hiring Boom?

A new study shows 40 percent of small business owners plan to make a hire in the next six months. Could this be the start of a turnaround in unemployment?
How to Build a Stellar Team at a High-Potential Startup
Human Resources

How to Build a Stellar Team at a High-Potential Startup

Ready to add an employee or 12 to your roster? Put these recruiting and hiring strategies to work for your growing company.
Labor Ruling Is a Reminder to Revisit Social Media Policies
Social Media

Labor Ruling Is a Reminder to Revisit Social Media Policies

A recent decision suggests it's time to consult with counsel regarding the legality of your social media policies.
Are You Your Employees' Morale Problem?
Human Resources

Are You Your Employees' Morale Problem?

If productivity is lagging at your business, ask yourself these five questions about your management style.
Avoid These Interview Mistakes
Hiring Center

Avoid These Interview Mistakes

Employees can make or break your success as a small business owner. Here's how to make better hires.
Tips For Planning an Exit from Your Small Business
Business Management

Tips For Planning an Exit from Your Small Business

If you're thinking about leaving your business behind, some careful planning up front can make it a smooth transition that ensures your company thrives after you're gone.
Richard Branson on Managing Experienced Workers
Motivation and Retention

Richard Branson on Managing Experienced Workers

The billionaire entrepreneur shares his advice for promoting your business's best asset.
How to Compete If Your Job Market Is Rebounding
Hiring Center

How to Compete If Your Job Market Is Rebounding

Hiring is bouncing back in certain pockets around the U.S. Use these tips to help recruit the cream of the crop.
Seven Steps to Superstar Employees
Training

Seven Steps to Superstar Employees

Don't just rely on annual performance reviews. Create an ongoing communication with your employees to help them be their best.
How Checklists Can Save Lives -- and Your Business
Human Resources

How Checklists Can Save Lives -- and Your Business

Tips to use five-step procedures as a management tool to improve your business.
How To Smooth a Rejected Job Applicant's Feathers
Human Resources

How To Smooth a Rejected Job Applicant's Feathers

Job seekers can hold a grudge if you reject them for a position. Here's how to avoid their fury.
Do's and Don'ts of Using Social Media to Screen New Hires
Social Media

Do's and Don'ts of Using Social Media to Screen New Hires

If your HR department or hiring manager is thinking about vetting job applicants via social media sites, consider these consequences.
Five Problem Employees and What You Can Do About Them
Managing Employees

Five Problem Employees and What You Can Do About Them

Small companies aren't immune from workplace behavior problems. Here's what to do about them.
The Six Biggest Downsizing Mistakes
Managing Employees

The Six Biggest Downsizing Mistakes

Whether you are trimming your operation to streamline your successful business or save your recession-affected enterprise, consider these tips.
Five Retirement Plan Options for Your Business
Compensation and Benefits

Five Retirement Plan Options for Your Business

From IRAs to profit-sharing plans, learn which option is best to consider for your company's future.
Is Disorganization Sapping Your Small Business's Health?
Managing Employees

Is Disorganization Sapping Your Small Business's Health?

Disorganization can sap small-business productivity. Here are eight tips to help you stop the chaos and get organized.
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