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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.
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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.
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.

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