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How to Hire the Right People and Other Tips This Week

How to Hire the Right People and Other Tips This Week

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.
How to Build Connections at Work and Other Tips This Week

How to Build Connections at Work and Other Tips This Week

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.
How to Attract Top Candidates Without Posting to Job Boards

How to Attract Top Candidates Without Posting to Job Boards

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

How to Hire Superstar Employees

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.
How to Start Off New Employees on the Right Foot

How to Start Off New Employees on the Right Foot

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.
Make the Firing Process Easier

Make the Firing Process Easier

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.
5 Best Places to Find Qualified Talent

5 Best Places to Find Qualified Talent

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

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

Can't afford to hire an HR manager? These simple online tools can make that job easier.
Your Business Leaking Money? 5 Holes to Plug

Your Business Leaking Money? 5 Holes to Plug

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.

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

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.
Small Business Strategies for Managing Rising Health-Care Costs

Small Business Strategies for Managing Rising Health-Care Costs

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

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

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.
Are You Surrounded by

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

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.
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

Here are the basics every entrepreneur needs to know about creating an employee benefits package.
Telltale Signs You Have a Workplace Bully

Telltale Signs You Have a Workplace Bully

How to spot and stop an office bully from chasing away talent -- and damaging your small business.
A Lie-Detector Test for Resumes

A Lie-Detector Test for Resumes

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.
Can't Afford Employee Training Programs? Think Again

Can't Afford Employee Training Programs? Think Again

To attract and retain great employees, Fortune 1000 companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year on training. Small businesses can't afford not to compete.
How to Find the Right Person to Manage Social Media

How to Find the Right Person to Manage Social Media

The key is choosing someone who embraces social participation and communication.
The Five Things Employees Really Want

The Five Things Employees Really Want

The recent 'Undercover Boss' episode on Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen showed exactly what workers really want from their employer. Here's a hint: It's not a raise.
The Risks of Betting on Sports in Your Office

The Risks of Betting on Sports in Your Office

Here's how office pools may earn your company a major-league penalty.
Labor Picture May Brighten in 2012

Labor Picture May Brighten in 2012

Last year was bleak for many small businesses, but sales, along with hiring, appear to be on their way up. Here's a look at some of the factors that could affect staffing plans -- for betteror worse -- in 2012.
How to Uncover Exceptional Talent

How to Uncover Exceptional Talent

Three ways business owners can spot the rare find when making that next important hire. Hint: Take the contrarian path.
Five to Follow on Twitter for Company Culture

Five to Follow on Twitter for Company Culture

BetterWorks co-founder Zao Yang reveals his top picks.
Beyond the Free Snacks: Spotlighting the Best Small Workplace Practices

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

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.

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