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When a Family Business Should Outsource Human Resources

When a Family Business Should Outsource Human Resources

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In this case study, Philadelphia's Buzz Marketing hired a pro to handle HR, saving the owner time and tension over family hires.
May 7, 2013 in Growth Strategies
3 Ways to Find Your Perfect Board of Advisors

3 Ways to Find Your Perfect Board of Advisors

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Successful leaders know how to seek out advice. Having a board of advisors that can help you assess key decisions is important to the growth of your business. Here are three ways to build your board.
May 3, 2013 in Human Resources
3 Meetings Every Business Should Have

3 Meetings Every Business Should Have

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Plan office meetings strategically and you're creating a road map for success. This doesn't have to be complicated. Here are three kinds of meetings that will help your business set and meet its goals.
May 1, 2013 in Human Resources
Richard Branson on Keeping Your Most Valued Employees Happy

Richard Branson on Keeping Your Most Valued Employees Happy

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Finding top talent is hard enough, but keeping driven employees satisfied so they stay at your company has its own challenges. Virgin's CEO offers insight on how to please your most valued hires.
April 29, 2013 in Human Resources
How Other Companies Manage Social Media (Infographic)

How Other Companies Manage Social Media (Infographic)

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The inside scoop on how your industry peers measure social media and staff their teams.
April 13, 2013 in Social Media
Why Employees Need a Say in Your Business Planning

Why Employees Need a Say in Your Business Planning

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When employees help set your company's goals, they'll be more committed to seeing them through. Here are some strategies to better engage employees in business planning.
April 11, 2013 in Human Resources
New York City to Require Employers to Give Paid Sick Leave

New York City to Require Employers to Give Paid Sick Leave

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After a contentious back and forth, the Gotham City is on the verge of passing legislation mandating paid time off for employees that are not healthy.
March 29, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Want to Harness the Power of the Crowd? Consider These Tips

Want to Harness the Power of the Crowd? Consider These Tips

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Crowdsourcing is altering the way companies come up with innovative ideas and accomplish large and small tasks.
February 28, 2013 in Growth Strategies
How to Hire an IT Professional

How to Hire an IT Professional

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What questions to ask to make sure your full-time IT hire knows his or her stuff.
February 26, 2013 in Hiring Center
How to Hire the Right People and Other Tips This Week

How to Hire the Right People and Other Tips This Week

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Why you should open up to potential hires, how you should approach influential people, the importance of listening to your fans and more: our best tips of the week.
February 22, 2013 in Human Resources
How to Build Connections at Work and Other Tips This Week

How to Build Connections at Work and Other Tips This Week

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How love can benefit your company culture, the simple cover letter strategy that weeds out bad candidates, why you need a daily action plan and more: our best tips of the week.
February 15, 2013 in Productivity
How to Attract Top Candidates Without Posting to Job Boards

How to Attract Top Candidates Without Posting to Job Boards

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Everyone else is flocking online to find new employees. Here are five ways you can uncover superstar job candidates without visiting a single site.
February 13, 2013 in Hiring Center
How to Hire Superstar Employees

How to Hire Superstar Employees

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Making sure you hire the best employees -- and the right employees -- for your business isn't a matter of luck. Here are six steps you should take to guarantee you'll land superstar talent.
February 12, 2013 in Hiring Center
How to Start Off New Employees on the Right Foot

How to Start Off New Employees on the Right Foot

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Don't just hire a great job candidate and ignore them. Instead, find out why getting them to offer three very specific updates after their first 30 days can help them thrive.
January 14, 2013 in Managing Employees
Make the Firing Process Easier

Make the Firing Process Easier

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Firing an employee is likely low on your list of favorite tasks. These tips can help make this difficult situation as easy as possible for both you and the employee.
November 14, 2012 in Managing Employees
5 Best Places to Find Qualified Talent

5 Best Places to Find Qualified Talent

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Finding the right team for your company culture is one of the most important tasks for entrepreneurs. Here's how to make the most of your search.
November 6, 2012 in Human Resources
3 Tools That Can Take the Headaches Out of Hiring and HR

3 Tools That Can Take the Headaches Out of Hiring and HR

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Can't afford to hire an HR manager? These simple online tools can make that job easier.
November 1, 2012 in Apps & Software
Your Business Leaking Money? 5 Holes to Plug

Your Business Leaking Money? 5 Holes to Plug

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A little checkup on your spending can go a long way. Here's what to do if you feel like you're watching your money go down the drain.
September 25, 2012 in Management & Operations

How to Handle Problem Employees -- And Fire Them if Needed

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No one envy's an entrepreneur when it's time to let problem employees go. Here's how to make the process as smooth as possible.
September 7, 2012 in Business Management
Small Business Strategies for Managing Rising Health-Care Costs

Small Business Strategies for Managing Rising Health-Care Costs

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Ballooning premiums and shifting government regulations can make dealing with employee health insurance a nightmare, here's how to cope.
August 27, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
5 Ways to Reward Employees When Raises Aren't an Option

5 Ways to Reward Employees When Raises Aren't an Option

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In these tough economic times, raises and bonus pay for deserving employees may be out of the question. Here are some alternative ways to keep your team happy and loyal.
August 24, 2012 in Motivation and Retention
Are You Surrounded by

Are You Surrounded by "Yes" People? 3 Steps to Straight Talk

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Tips for making your team feel comfortable to tell you what you need to hear, instead of only what they think you want to hear.
July 24, 2012 in Leadership
How to Attract -- And Retain -- Staff When You Can't Pay Big Bucks

How to Attract -- And Retain -- Staff When You Can't Pay Big Bucks

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Here are the basics every entrepreneur needs to know about creating an employee benefits package.
June 27, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
Telltale Signs You Have a Workplace Bully

Telltale Signs You Have a Workplace Bully

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How to spot and stop an office bully from chasing away talent -- and damaging your small business.
June 20, 2012 in Managing Employees
A Lie-Detector Test for Resumes

A Lie-Detector Test for Resumes

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In a tough economy, job seekers can be tempted to fudge facts or outright lie on their resumes. Here's how to catch them in the act.
May 9, 2012 in Hiring Center

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