What Small Business Owners Should Know About Maternity Leave Policies

Maternity leave for associates can be a tough issue for a small business. The idea of losing an employee for several weeks—or even months—can be daunting, and may even put the future of the business at risk.

Things to Consider About Telecommuting

While there are many potential advantages to telecommuting for your business's employees, there are also many things you need to consider and work out before setting up any arrangements. These include both personal and technical considerations, and will go a long way toward determining whether telecommuting is a good option for your employees.

4 Steps to Take Before You Hire a Subcontractor

Your favorite customer calls you and wants you to complete a job. You have a dilemma—you can't complete it in a timely manner, but want to keep this client happy. Hiring a subcontractor may be a great solution to your problem. But before you hire Mark or any other contractor, follow these pointers.

How to Use Facebook’s New Job Post Tool to Staff Up Faster

Staffing up is tough right now. We’ve got the lowest unemployment in 10 years in the U.S., and record number of job openings. Basically, all...

3 Key Attributes of Every Great Hire

The success of any company or organization depends almost entirely on its most important resource: its workforce. It is the people who make up an organization who ultimately decide which revenue streams to pursue.

Using an Employee Handbook to Define Company Policies

An effective employee handbook that lays out all of your company policies can be a great benefit to your small business. Although there's no kind of legal requirement forcing you to develop a handbook for your small business, experts have found that companies with a handbook that spells out the company's rules, policies, and procedures have a more productive workplace.

How to Hire Your Next “Perfect Attitude” Employee

Hiring the right people is one of the most important parts of running a business. Think about it: Employees shoulder a lot of the responsibility for the success of their employers, so it pays to find someone who fits the bill from the very start.

Follow These 4 Steps for Fool-Proof Hiring

Are you starting a new business, or getting ready to start one? One of the first questions you’re likely to have is how you go...

Right Person, Right Place, Right Time

Finding and keeping the right people is critical to your business's success and ability to grow. To do so, you must have the ability to effectively recruit, hire, train, and develop talent, as well as assess, coach, and retain skilled employees.

10 Ways to Offer Your Sales Team Awesome Incentives

Who doesn’t love to work towards an incentive? It helps keep up motivation, determination, and a little competition can always be healthy. Offering exciting employee incentives is a great way to keep your team doing its best...

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