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How to Recruit a Top-Notch Recruiter

For a growing company, asking a recruiter to help you fill key jobs can be ideal, but how do you know the recruiter 'gets' your company? Here's how to vet a recruiter.

Memorable Management Blunders From 'The Office'

To mark the series finale of the popular NBC sitcom, here's a look back at a few of Michael Scott's not-so-shining moments as a boss.

The Salary Dilemma: Should You Be Open About Employee Pay?

Deciding whether to be transparent about employee compensation can be tricky. But if your office gets talking, the choice is out of your hands. Here are three ways to handle the issue with care.

When Employees Aren't Part of the 'Family' in Family Business

Your top employee may not be a member of your family, but is almost certainly a key to your company's success. Are you doing enough to keep him or her happy?

New York City Council Approves Sick-Leave Requirement for Small Businesses

Business owners react to a bill that mandates paid sick leave for companies with 20 or more employees.

When a Family Business Should Outsource Human Resources

In this case study, Philadelphia's Buzz Marketing hired a pro to handle HR, saving the owner time and tension over family hires.

3 Ways to Find Your Perfect Board of Advisors

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.

3 Meetings Every Business Should Have

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.

Richard Branson on Keeping Your Most Valued Employees Happy

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.

How Other Companies Manage Social Media (Infographic)

The inside scoop on how your industry peers measure social media and staff their teams.

Why Employees Need a Say in Your Business Planning

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.

New York City to Require Employers to Give Paid Sick Leave

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.

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

Crowdsourcing is altering the way companies come up with innovative ideas and accomplish large and small tasks.

How to Hire an IT Professional

What questions to ask to make sure your full-time IT hire knows his or her stuff.

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ballooning premiums and shifting government regulations can make dealing with employee health insurance a nightmare, here's how to cope.
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