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10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Letting an Employee Go

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Letting an Employee Go

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Every time you are tempted to fire an employee, use it as an opportunity to look in the mirror and learn. The fact that an employee isn't performing according to your expectations may not be his problem, but yours.
August 28, 2013 in Managing Employees
How Much Does College Matter? For Small-Business Owners, Not Much (Infographic)

How Much Does College Matter? For Small-Business Owners, Not Much (Infographic)

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More than 60 percent of small-business owners notice no difference between the performance of employees who have college degrees and those who don't, according to a new survey.
August 13, 2013 in Hiring Center

The Big Apple to Tech-Savvy New Graduates: 'We're Hiring'

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A recent report has New York City and Boston seeing major growth in hiring for tech-media companies.
August 7, 2013 in Starting a Business
Video: What to Look for When Hiring Web DevelopersPlay Video

What to Look for When Hiring Web Developers (Video)

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Nelly Yusupova, founder of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, details the most important qualifications when hiring web developers.
August 5, 2013 in Hiring Center

Startups Creating Fewer Jobs -- Not a Problem

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The decline in new jobs created by small businesses could be a good thing. Here's why.
August 2, 2013 in Human Resources
Why Overseas Job Creation Is Good for U.S. Workers

Why Overseas Job Creation Is Good for U.S. Workers

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Rather than robbing jobs, increased growth overseas actually helps companies domestically, which is good for both employees and investors.
July 30, 2013 in Tax Center
Hiring Spree: Amazon to Add 7,000 New Employees

Hiring Spree: Amazon to Add 7,000 New Employees

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The internet retailer is expanding its fulfillment and customer service networks in an effort to offer more customers speedier delivery options.
July 29, 2013 in Human Resources
Should Appearance Be a Factor in Hiring?

Should Appearance Be a Factor in Hiring?

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Retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is under fire for hiring beautiful people as sales clerks. We examine the role looks should play in hiring.
July 26, 2013 in Human Resources
Brace for a Bumpy Road Ahead, Obamacare Rollout Expected to Be Patchy

Brace for a Bumpy Road Ahead, Obamacare Rollout Expected to Be Patchy

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Small-business owners will soon be able to enroll for health insurance on new, online marketplaces. Health-care experts weigh in on how that process might look.
July 24, 2013 in Human Resources
Is the U.S. Too Hungry for Foreign Workers?

Is the U.S. Too Hungry for Foreign Workers?

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Companies may be overstating their need to tap foreign workers for specialized jobs in the United States, according to new data from Bright.com.
July 24, 2013 in Hiring Center

Looking to Join a Startup? Get an MBA

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In a new survey, MBA graduates are a hot commodity for startups looking to recruit talent.
July 23, 2013 in Starting a Business

Forget Stock Options, Bitcoin Becomes a Must-Have Startup Perk

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Though controversial and full of risks, startups are hoping Bitcoin will help them reel in top talent.
July 17, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
Hiring in Retail? How to Find the Right Employee for the Job (Infographic)

Hiring in Retail? How to Find the Right Employee for the Job (Infographic)

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The National Retail Federation offers a way to assess someone's skills and talents to find the best job.
July 15, 2013 in Hiring Center
8 Keys to Award Winning Startup Customer Service

8 Keys to Award Winning Startup Customer Service

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It's a mistake to only consider customer service as an afterthought. Here are the keys to creating a world-class response system at your startup.
July 13, 2013 in Marketing Basics

Why Starting Small Can Mean Big Business for Your Career

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Working at a startup used to be risky for career-minded young people. It's now gaining ground as the first stop on the road to gainful employment.
July 9, 2013 in Starting a Business
Find the Right Hires for Each Stage of Your Startup

Find the Right Hires for Each Stage of Your Startup

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From your business partners to full-time staff, here is what to look for at three critical stages of your startup.
July 8, 2013 in Hiring Center
4 Steps for Handling a Key Employee's Departure

4 Steps for Handling a Key Employee's Departure

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When a trusted member of your team decides to throw in the towel, here are four steps to ensure a positive departure.
June 29, 2013 in Human Resources
Small-Business Hiring Snapshot (Infographic)

Small-Business Hiring Snapshot (Infographic)

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The most-common small business in the U.S. has only three employees and a single location, but taken together, small businesses in the U.S. are the primary engine of job growth.
June 12, 2013 in Human Resources
Apple Aims to Increase Its Silicon Valley Workforce By Nearly 50 Percent

Apple Aims to Increase Its Silicon Valley Workforce By Nearly 50 Percent

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The tech giant says it expects to hire 7,400 additional employees to work in its new headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.
June 5, 2013 in Human Resources
In Major Hiring Push, Web Hosting Powerhouse Go Daddy to Expand Its Services

In Major Hiring Push, Web Hosting Powerhouse Go Daddy to Expand Its Services

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A look at Go Daddy's plan for growth and new offerings in an effort to target small businesses.
May 9, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Blue, Green, Gold? How to Manage Employees by 'Color' Temperament

Blue, Green, Gold? How to Manage Employees by 'Color' Temperament

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Authors Susan Geary and Anne Bulstrode provide a simple way for entrepreneurs to decipher employees' temperaments -- and how to handle them.
April 27, 2013 in Business Management
Can NYC Keep Its Startup Prowess? A New Report Shines Doubt

Can NYC Keep Its Startup Prowess? A New Report Shines Doubt

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With New York City's talent pool in possible jeopardy, entrepreneurs may soon reconsider Silicon Alley as a startup destination.
April 14, 2013 in Startup Basics
Video: When It's Time to Hire StaffPlay Video

When It's Time to Hire Staff (Video)

Ann Mehl, a business coach, says there are different events in a growing company's lifecycle that will trigger the hiring of staff.
April 11, 2013 in Hiring Center
10 Questions to Ask Before Making Your First Hire

10 Questions to Ask Before Making Your First Hire

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Before rushing to expand your business with that first employee, here are the most important things you need to consider first.
April 2, 2013 in Hiring Center
The Pros and Cons of Using Klout and Kred for Hiring

The Pros and Cons of Using Klout and Kred for Hiring

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We examine two of the most popular tools for measuring online influence for business.
March 28, 2013 in Social Media

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