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

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

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.
Labor Ruling Is a Reminder to Revisit Social Media Policies

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.
Avoid These Interview Mistakes

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

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.
How to Compete If Your Job Market Is Rebounding

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.
How Checklists Can Save Lives -- and Your Business

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

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

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.
Would You Give All Your Employees A Raise?

Would You Give All Your Employees A Raise?

Raises have been few and far between in the past few years, but here's why Google gave all its workers a 10 percent raise this year.
How Entrepreneurs Can Lure Top Talent from Big Business

How Entrepreneurs Can Lure Top Talent from Big Business

Here are five ideas for how to find great hires for your small business.
Using Credit Checks to Help in Hiring

Using Credit Checks to Help in Hiring

What you need to know before digging into an applicant's background.
How Can I Retain Good Employees?

How Can I Retain Good Employees?

Marcus Erb, senior consultant at the Great Place to Work Institute, on keeping top talent from leaving for other jobs.

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