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Hiring Employees

Hire The Workforce That Works For You

David B. Nast | Posted 10.25.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

I placed 523 CEOs in my career. I've hired and trained 43 recruiters. As a Certified Interview Architect, I've designed countless interviews and sel...

What Laws Apply to My Small Business? 5 Important Points

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 08.16.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

While there are many laws that apply to businesses of all sizes, others are based on the number of employees you have.

The One Question Missing From Job Interviews

Alex Budak | Posted 08.07.2016 | Business
Alex Budak

It's often said that employees don't leave bad companies, they leave bad managers. And on the flip side, the teams that accomplish the most are those...

Interview Questions To Identify Top Performers

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

As a small business owner, one of your key responsibilities is to identify top performers who will fit your business culture and contribute to the success of your business. The interview is an important step in the process and the questions you ask are critical to the success of the interview.

Aging in Place in an Uber Economy - Is It Safe?

Anthony Cirillo | Posted 03.18.2016 | Fifty
Anthony Cirillo

Ripped from the headlines - February 22 - Kalamazoo, Mich. - an Uber taxi driver goes on a killing spree. On the same day in another city, a pedestri...

How to Find Great People

Ellen Rohr | Posted 03.18.2016 | Business
Ellen Rohr

"I can't find any good people to work for me." This is the #1 lament I hear from business owners.

How to Hire New Employees to Fit Your Company Culture

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Most small businesses have a clear definition of their core values, but many don't realize that these core values are considered their "company cultur...

Hiring Guru: What Jerry Maguire Taught Us About Hiring

David Jensen | Posted 12.11.2016 | Business
David Jensen

Yesterday my wife and I had a laugh about how when she was a very small child her mom would let her go down, alone, to the corner store to get a quart...

Beware! 13 of the Best Lies Told By Job Candidates

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

How do you make sure you're hiring the right candidate for the job? It's not as easy as it may seem. In fact, many employees lie on their resumes and in interviews for the sole purpose of landing a position.

3 Tools to Reduce Employee Turnover for Your Small Business

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

While some turnover is to be expected, implementing the HR solutions mentioned here is a simple, effective way to reduce turnover before it becomes a problem.

The Reason Why Your Business Is Still In The Technician Stage

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 05.16.2015 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

What prevents small business owners from operating as visionary entrepreneurs who hire the right people and implement processes so their company can run like a well-oiled machine?

No Need to Watch Your Back When You Hire Right!

Terri Wallin | Posted 04.12.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

If you adhere to the systematic hiring process recommended, you'll stomp out the glowing embers of political intrigue that can burn a business to the ground. And you'll sleep better at night knowing that you can concentrate on leading your company forward.

5 Lessons on Hiring Your First Employee

Chelsea Berler | Posted 02.09.2015 | Small Business
Chelsea Berler

There are five important lessons in hiring your first employee that I learned the hard way. So after the fact, trust me, these are important and suggestions you want to take to heart:

Hiring Your First Employee - What You Don't Know CAN Hurt Your Business

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 12.13.2014 | Small Business
Margaret Jacoby

Hiring your first employee is a balancing act between finding the right candidate and protecting the future of your company. By taking your time and looking for a well-qualified, personable candidate, you can hire an employee that will be an asset and not a threat to your business.

What Should I Do if an Employee Is a Liar?

Russ Warner | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Russ Warner

We need to be careful not to assume that individuals are guaranteed to repeat past behavior. Such assumptions can limit a person's ability to learn and grow. But, how can we know if an employee is going to repeat past behavior such as illicit drug use, theft, or bribery?

How to Hire the Wrong People and Fail, Sometimes, Repeatedly!

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact

Why is it that some truly amazing social entrepreneurship ventures never get off the ground? Or why do some concepts and programs with every reason to succeed and thrive only achieve a modicum of success, and then die?

2 Steps to Hiring and Retaining the Right Millennial

Bruce Mayhew | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
Bruce Mayhew

Are you asking yourself, "What is with these Millennials? They have no loyalty?" Well, perhaps their loyalty isn't the challenge -- perhaps, you are hiring the wrong Millennial.

Don't Look for Talent; Find People Who Do Things

Tucker Max | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Tucker Max

When I interview someone, I tell them I don't care about their résumé. I only care about two things. I don't want to know anything else, because everything else is puffery, status signaling, or bullshit.

A Guide to Hiring Recruitment Firms

Heather Huhman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Small Business
Heather Huhman

Hiring the right employees for any size company can be extremely difficult and very time-consuming. Nevertheless, recruiting top workers should be a priority for every firm -- and your company should be no different.

Katherine Bindley

What Employers Really Look For In Job Candidates: Someone To Hang Out With | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business

Prior to an interview, job seekers may fret about whether their analytical skills are up to par or whether their experience is extensive enough, but w...

Job Hopping Is Down and the Wage Gap Is Up Between Young and Old Companies

Jordan Bell-Masterson | Posted 11.28.2012 | Small Business
Jordan Bell-Masterson

As the labor market begins to recover and loosen up, job applicants will naturally have more options of potential employers -- including whether to sign on at a large, established firm or to look for work at a startup instead.

Develop a Skills Plan for the Life Cycle of Your Career

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

In today's volatile economic environment, success amid global competition and technological change requires workers to take charge of their careers. Committing to continuous skill development is an essential step to increasing your employability and career prospects.

The True Cost Of Hiring (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.04.2012 | Small Business

When it comes to the cost of hiring new employees, many companies jump straight to salary and benefit calculations. However, the actual cost of hiring...

7 Kinds of Smart You Need to Look for When Hiring

Ted Harro | Posted 06.17.2012 | Money
Ted Harro

It's easy to be imprecise about what kind of "smart" we are looking for when hiring. Asking, "is someone smart" is a simple way to screen a candidate. Just be sure that you're not going from being simple to being simplistic. Know what you need and where you need it.

Answering the Question "What's Your Greatest Weakness?"

Liz Ryan | Posted 06.02.2012 | Money
Liz Ryan

Isn't all that the point of a job interview -- to get past the surface, far past what a resume would tell us? If so, why are we still wasting time with mindless, insulting interview questions?