Hiring

Growth Strategies

4 Ways to Get New Employees Off on the Right Foot

Make the most of a new hire's first weeks with these tips to make them feel productive and welcome.
Marketing

6 Must-Have Attributes of Social Media Managers

Hiring someone to handle your company's social media message is an important step to growing your business. Here are some skills to look for.
Growth Strategies

How to Hire the Right Employees for Your Startup

When you're on a tight startup budget and timeline, it can be easy to make compromises on who you hire. Don't. Here's what to look for in an employee.
Franchises

No Time to Hire? Enter the Virtual Interview

Jody Presti created JobOn, an online service that allows job applicants to answer questions via webcam. Subway, Starbucks and Pizza Hut are using it.
Entrepreneurs

7 Steps to Hiring Your First Employee

Small business experts Adam and Matthew Toren answer readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
Growth Strategies

3 Personality Types That Can Harm Your Business

How to spot warning signs before hiring people who will be a bad fit for your company.
Franchises

The Melting Pot Looks to Diversity to Grow its Franchise

Fondue franchise broadens its reach to new communities to expand its corporate office and franchisees.
Growth Strategies

Listen to Small Business: Don't Increase the Minimum Wage (Opinion)

Business owners often oppose the minimum wage because it reduces their profits. But their position might be more helpful to low-skilled workers than the altruistic views of elected officials.
Growth Strategies

Want the Right Stuff? Start With Your Help-Wanted Ad

A top-performing team starts with writing a thorough and accurate job description. Consider these five tips.
Growth Strategies

Think It's OK to Ask for Employees' Facebook Logins? Think Again

State and federal legislation aimed at protecting freedom of speech is catching up with social media and employers.
Growth Strategies

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.
Growth Strategies

Small Business Hiring Slows, But Still Adding More Jobs Than Large Companies

While revenues rise among small businesses, the latest payroll numbers show the smallest increase in hiring in seven months.
Growth Strategies

Hackathon Hiring: How to Scout for Coders with Confidence

Some advice to help you mingle with and recruit coders for your growing team.
Growth Strategies

Gas Prices, Health-Care Law Keep Small Businesses from Hiring

While small-business owners are feeling slightly more optimistic about the economy, they aren't creating jobs, according to a new survey.
Finance

Senate Offers Its Own Small-Business Tax-Cut Plan

A few days after the House introduced its tax-cut proposal for small businesses, the Senate responded with its own plan to reduce the tax burden on the coveted demographic.

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