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Small Business Hiring

Should You Hire People That Are Smarter Than You?

Lisa Froelings | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Lisa Froelings

Like most people who are just starting their own business, I heeded to Bill Gate's advice which is to hire people that are smarter than you.

Hiring Happy

Kelsey Recht | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Kelsey Recht

As the CEO of a rapidly growing startup, I am challenged with both the "classic small business" and the wildly unpredictable phases of growth. I feel lucky that much of the original team is still with the company today and dedicated to seeing this go big.

If You Want a Better Job, Ditch Your Resume

Hippo Reads | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Hippo Reads

A growing number of studies are revealing how ineffective, damaging, and potentially discriminatory resumes can be in the job application process. Here are four reasons we need to ditch the resume and find a better way to hire.

Putting Your Best Foot Forward to Attract the Right Job Candidates

Erin Daruszka | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Erin Daruszka

Often getting through the first step of the job application process is so cumbersome that you lose viable candidates right out of the gate. Here are some remedies for common first impression issues.

8 Recruitment Myths Preventing You From Finding the Best

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Employees are just as important to a business as the products and services being sold. This is why it's so vital to carry out effective recruitment tactics.

When Hiring the Best: Follow Your Gut or At least the Trail of Police Reports

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

Any decent HR consultant would tell you there are many candidates who interview and present well, but end up being poor employees, and Ray McDonald is no exception.

The 5 Most Costly Hiring Mistakes (Which of Them Are You Guilty of Making?)

David Finkel | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Considering that the true costs of a bad hirer can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the value of a strong hire can be the same or more -- each year -- your company needs you to avoid making these all too common hiring mistakes.

Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring A Mobile App Developer

Rahul Varshneya | Posted 06.09.2015 | Small Business
Rahul Varshneya

Armed with an idea, you're raring to create a mark in the app space. The excitement is understandable, and so are the challenges in that journey towards building a successful mobile app startup.

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?

When Hiring, What Problems Should I Avoid?

John Rampton | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
John Rampton

Hiring can be one of the hardest problems that every business has to deal with. Recently I reached out to eight different startup founders from Startu...

Drafting a Team of A+ Players

Patrick Thean | Posted 03.28.2015 | Small Business
Patrick Thean

Your employees are the DNA of your company and, as such, you invest a lot of time and resources to carefully select the very best to represent your brand. So, the real question is, how do you ensure you employ a team of A+ players?

The 4 Crucial Rs to Hire With Intention and Build a Team You'll Love

Alex Charfen | Posted 03.19.2015 | Small Business
Alex Charfen

The challenge for small businesses and new entrepreneurs is that during the early stages, the hiring process tends to look like this: You hire a friend. Or, someone recommends someone to you, and you say great, let's bring them in!

The ABCs of Recruiting: Always Be Considerate

Erin Daruszka | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Erin Daruszka

A considerate attitude is also important because the persons doing the hiring are the face of your organization and often provide the candidate's first impression of the company. Put yourself in the candidate's place and provide a good experience. Here are some tips...

Misperceptions In Using Personality Assessments For Hiring

Suzanne Miklos | Posted 03.09.2015 | Small Business
Suzanne Miklos

Professionally constructed, validated measures are useful predictors and can often be generalized across jobs with similar requirements.

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:

8 Soft Skills That Make for a Great Assistant

Sharon Tsao | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Sharon Tsao

Not everyone can be an administrative assistant. It takes a very specific set of skills to assist an executive or manager. The following soft skills make for a great assistant: time management, project management, strong communication, and active listening skills, as well as common sense.

Why Companies Should Hire Creative People

Sophie Andrews | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Sophie Andrews

Unconventional workplaces aren't more productive in and of themselves, but, when they are an outgrowth of an employee-centric corporate culture, the results (think Google) can be utterly spectacular.

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.

5 Tips For Building Your Social Dream Team

Saudia Davis | Posted 12.02.2014 | Small Business
Saudia Davis

It's extremely challenging to build teams that not only share your social passions, but who also boast the business experience needed to maintain a healthy bottom line.

The First 6 Months With Your New Digital Marketing Specialist

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 11.22.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

You need a marketing person that understands digital and how your business can benefit from it. Instead, 6 months ago you hired a techie and trapped them in a marketer's body.

Why Your Business Needs a Tennis Player

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.29.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

We've all been part of a group or team where everything clicked. Everyone knows things a great team needs -- leadership, ownership of solving problems, camaraderie and integrity.

Why You Need HR

Erin Daruszka | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

A good HR professional is here to help you, not hinder you. We do not want to make your life difficult, but we want to see the business succeed and help you avoid the landmines that are out there by virtue of being an employer.

Hire Slowly

Nora T. Akins | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Take time to evaluate the need for the position whether it's a newly created position or a replacement. Align the need to the business purpose.

Hiring For Small Business –- Overcoming Challenges And Tips For Success

Jason Whitman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Small Business
Jason Whitman

It's clear that not having the right person in an open role can make or break the future success of your small business. But hiring that perfect talent for an opening is not always something that small businesses feel well-equipped to tackle.

Risk versus Reward of Using Online Searches to Screen Potential Employees

John Rampton | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
John Rampton

With everything happening online, you can find thousands of examples of people getting fired because of posts they put up on social media. But how many businesses use online searches before hiring?