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Human Resources

Effective Employee Management? Look to the Golden Rule.

It should go without saying: treating your employees with respect is the mark of a great manager.
Human Resources

Is It Better to Be a Freelancer or Full-time Employee?

Our expert weighs in on the advantages of being a full-time staffer versus a freelancer.
Human Resources

Who Should I Hire for My Ecommerce Site?

Who are the major types of employees that one should hire to run a successful ecommerce website? Why?
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How Can I Keep Employees From Texting Too Much?

I have a problem with my employees getting distracted by their mobile phones. I catch them texting a lot. From a human resources standpoint, how can I handle this? Can I take my staff's phones away wh...
Human Resources

How Can I Hire Exceptional Individuals?

I'm building my first startup toward launch. I've learned a lot during the process, but hiring continues to perplex me. I've hired about 20 people over the past several months, and fired most. But one...
Human Resources

How Do You Find Employees With the Right Mindset?

As an entrepreneur, my company is my pride and joy. When it comes to staffing up, how can I find people to bring into my organization that truly care about it the way I do?
Human Resources

What is a Business Owner's Relationship with Freelancers?

Is the enterprise head the employer of the freelancer? Or is he or she the client of the freelancer? Are there any legal issues to consider? What tips can you share for managing this type of business...
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Are Owners Required to Provide Past Employee Pay Slips?

As an employer in California, we provide printed pay slips and mail them to our employees. Many do not keep track of them and continue to ask us to send them six months of past pay slips. Legally do w...
Human Resources

How Do I Chart a Path for Employee Growth?

I own a research and development company for pharmaceutical drugs. How can I create a success ladder for employees? I was thinking there would be three "ladders" altogether: Managerial, admi...
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Can I pay my employees their standard rate for working on a holiday?

I have one full-time employee and one part-time employee who are both non-exempt. Can I just offer the full-timer a different day off?
Human Resources

How can I find affordable health insurance for my employees?

I own a small business but I want to offer healthcare to my staff.
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A New Hire is Sick and Can No Longer Work. Help!

A recently hired salaried staffer has been ill since shortly after she started at my company. She has never worked a full 40 hour week and is now unable to perform her duties. She needs surgery and is...
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How can I recruit quality employees?

How do I know who I should recruit?
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How can I reduce my employees' benefits?

All of my current employees were hired with these benefits in place.

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