Employees

Growth Strategies

Tips for Hiring the Best Employees

Follow these suggestions to simplify the interviewing process and help make sure it turns up the best candidates.
Growth Strategies

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.
Growth Strategies

Should an Employer Allow an Employee to Work on a Side Business?

A professor of business ethics advises on if and when to allow employees to moonlight on startups of their own.
Starting a Business

Employees' Facebook Pages Are Private, Until They're Not

New York court ruling muddies the waters surrounding what employers can and cannot demand of their employees' social media activities.
Growth Strategies

How 'Working Spouse' Rules Can Save a Company Money -- And Headaches

Employers can save money by creating 'working-spouse carve-outs' encouraging employees to use their spouse's health-insurance plans.
Growth Strategies

The Hidden Costs of Employee Turnover

A revolving door of workers can take a toll on your company in surprising ways. Here are four that you might not notice.
Growth Strategies

Five Ways Businesses Are Coping With Rising Health-Care Costs

Some owners have found innovative ways to manage change amid health-care reform.
Leadership

Four Ways to Foster Fairness in the Workplace

Focusing on transparency and frequent communication can reduce employee concerns and help improve productivity.
Leadership

5 Steps for Giving Productive Feedback

It can be a delicate process, but assessing a person's progress can lead to improvement and growth.
Growth Strategies

How to Blend Company Cultures in a Merger

Considering an acquisition? Learn to minimize a potential blow to employees and maximize the value of existing talent.
Ask Entrepreneur

What's Your Management Style?

To manage your staff effectively, instilling rules and fostering flexibility make an ideal combination.
Project Grow

How to Inspire an Ownership Spirit Among Employees

A workforce of owner-minded employees will often go beyond expectations for the sake of the business's objectives.
Growth Strategies

How Can I Find Dedicated Employees?

Marcus Erb, senior consultant at the Great Place to Work Institute, on how business owners can find employees as competent and dedicated as they are.
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