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Hiring & Firing

How can your small business find, interview, hire, and compensate the best possible employees? What if you have to lay off or fire someone?

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If you are a business that uses independent contractors, beware that you often have conflicting guidelines at the state, federal, and local levels.
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As an entrepreneur, you have specific skills that make you successful. But as your company grows, you need to hire employees with complementary skills.
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Regardless of how you feel about outsourcing, it's here to stay. Learn the five key components of a modern business that you can outsource to save money and facilitate growth.
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Learn both the upside and downside to hiring a freelancer, along with helpful resources on where to find one.
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Small business expert Denise O'Berry teaches you four key tactics you can use that will make your employees say, "I'll stay!"
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Hiring the right employees is a priority for small businesses, in which every employee plays a very specific role. Here are five tips for finding the right employees for your small business.
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When a new team member joins your company, how can you make sure you take time out of your busy schedule to make them feel welcome?
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Ken Yancey of SCORE shares some great resources to help you navigate the challenges of hiring employees.
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Getting extra help gives you more time and energy to focus on those tasks that you, and only you, need to do: Run your business. Talk to customers. Close sales.
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A business needs more than individual employees to drive growth. Dr. Richard Weinberger explains how to bring together a strong team of stellar employees.
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It takes only a few terrible employees to kill morale and bring down a great organization. Here are five typical problem employee types that you'll stumble across in any workplace.
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With employers looking to hire interns, the race for the perfect intern team is well under way. With so much competition, how can you ensure your internship program stands out from the rest?
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First impressions may be important, but so are second ones! Here are fatal mistakes to avoid after you have a job offer signed, sealed, and delivered.
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If Northwestern University football players can vote for a union, can your employees? Yes, your employees probably have these rights under federal law.
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Sure, every company wants rock star employees. But when it comes to posting a job in a sea of online job listings, how can you stand out and attract the top talent?
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When hiring candidates, your job is to look beyond the flash and find people with the right balance of skills and traits to succeed.
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No matter what industry you're in, turnover is a problem you can't ignore. If you're lucky, it's relatively low compared to industry standards -- but if it's not, it's time to do something.
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Leaving an employer on good terms is always in your best interest. Here are some reasons why -- reasons that are easily forgotten when you're in the midst of being shown the door.
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When employers make assumptions about an employee's knowledge and background when training them, they are often surprised and disappointed with the results.
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Recently, a California court ruled that denying transgender employees the right to use gender-identity appropriate facilities violates state nondiscrimination laws. As an employer, you need to know the law.
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