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Small Business Hiring

Hire Slowly

Nora T. Akins | Posted 06.23.2014 | 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?

Hiring People You Won't Have to Fire

Bill McBean | Posted 04.13.2014 | Small Business
Bill McBean

Here are some lessons I learned that can help you and your company hire and retain those kinds of people and keep you out of the "firing line."

How, and Why, Small Businesses Plan to Hire in 2014

Mike Pugh | Posted 03.23.2014 | Small Business
Mike Pugh

Although they plan to continue working extremely hard -- entrepreneurs are simply wired that way -- small business professionals do plan to hire and delegate a bit more in the year ahead.

Outsourcing? Don't Hire These 9 Freelancers!

Allena Tapia | Posted 02.02.2014 | Small Business
Allena Tapia

Selecting a professional freelancer, whether a writer, graphic designer, marketer or so on, doesn't have to be a harrowing experience nor a money pit.

Spend Money to Make Money: Why it Pays to Hire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

While it may seem counterintuitive, sometimes you need to spend money to make money. In this recession economy, finding highly qualified employees who would be happy to re-enter the workforce is easier than ever.

The Reverse Interview: How to Attract the Very Best Candidates

Val Matta | Posted 12.03.2013 | Small Business
Val Matta

As a recruiter or employer, typically you're the one holding all the cards in the hiring process. You scan the resumes, call up prospective candidates, and make final decisions. But have you ever thought of your organization as the one in the hot seat?

The Last Question You Must Ask Before Hiring Someone

Ian Mills | Posted 11.19.2013 | Small Business
Ian Mills

After the candidate has ticked all the boxes of what you need for the role and for the business, you need to step back, neutrally put your own interests aside, and ask yourself: "Is this job the next best step for this person in their life?"

Why Your Resume Won't Get You Hired

Bondilyn Jolly | Posted 10.22.2013 | Small Business
Bondilyn Jolly

I want to know why I should hire you and what value you bring to the company. Although I may be impressed by your past achievements, they are merely that, the past. I'm interested in the future and how you are going to contribute to the growth of my company moving forward.

An Amazing Pool of Talent at an Employer's Fingertips

Dakota Meyer | Posted 09.22.2013 | Small Business
Dakota Meyer

Standing out -- not stealth -- should be the new strategy of every veteran and transitioning servicemember searching for a career after the military. How can an employer hire you if they can't find you?

Assembling the Right Hiring Tools for Your Small Business

Brian Honigman | Posted 09.18.2013 | Small Business
Brian Honigman

When you've got a small team, a limited budget and little time on your hands, it's crucial to streamline every business process to get the most value ...

Hiring for Skills Is Hurting Your Culture

Heather Huhman | Posted 09.02.2013 | Business
Heather Huhman

Finding the right balance between a candidate's skills and other traits is an eternal struggle for hiring managers. Which qualities should carry more weight in these decisions?

Do You Speak Problem or Solution?

Tammy Hawk-Bridges | Posted 08.07.2013 | Small Business
Tammy Hawk-Bridges

The hurdle is, the people that speak problem far out weigh the people that speak solution. You will have your work cut out for you when looking for that one golden egg. However, if you're very careful in your hiring process and ask the right questions hopefully you can avoid making a bad and costly decision.

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.

Finding Good Hires Means Measuring Social Impact

Patrick Richard | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Patrick Richard

Job candidates who already demonstrate social impact in their field can drive future recruitment, rev up engagement within the company, and act as a driving force in promoting the company brand.

The Startling Truth About Employment And The Fiscal Cliff

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Washington's budget tightening is having a minimal effect on businesses, a survey of business economists released Monday shows. The ...

A Chief Marketing Officer for Your Small Business?

Melody Stevens | Posted 06.12.2013 | Small Business
Melody Stevens

Do you already have someone like this in your company? Or, does this sound more like a dream? What if all these tasks were off your plate?

The Hiring Guru: When Hiring, Look for Products!

David Jensen | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business
David Jensen

Products are completed actions or activities taken to a final result or a "done deal." In other words, people need to prove having actually accomplished those things they've taken credit for.

15 Ideas for Testing Your New Hires Before You Commit

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 04.24.2013 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Hiring is costly; hiring mistakes are costlier. Should entrepreneurs run trial periods with new employees and if so, how?

Small Businesses Face Slow Down

AP | Posted 03.04.2013 | Small Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The erratic pace of borrowing by small businesses owners continued in November — a sign that they were still cautious about hiring...

5 Top Benefits Your Company Will Gain With PR

Zach Cutler | Posted 02.20.2013 | Small Business
Zach Cutler

Running a business involves putting out a great product or service -- but many products and services may not succeed due to a lack of infrastructure, planning and attention paid to the minutiae of day-to-day operations.

How Small Businesses Can Overcome the Challenge of Expanding Their Employee Roster

Nick Friedman | Posted 02.19.2013 | Small Business
Nick Friedman

With the days of the "quick fix" behind us and the fiscal cliff rapidly approaching, two potential generators of growth remain: small business and job creation.

Trump Points Fingers As Job Cuts Loom

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 12.13.2012 | Small Business

Main Street is battling a mean post-election hangover. A recent survey by Wells Fargo and Gallup found that one in five small business owners expec...

Smart Hiring Means Smart Business

Nick Friedman | Posted 02.07.2013 | Small Business
Nick Friedman

The symbiosis of the business community is dependent on the strength of the individual parts. When one business prospers, it positively impacts businesses in its tangential community. Hiring is an essential part of this process.