Social Media Strategy Drives Employee Engagement

If company leaders are NOT blogging and tweeting about the values of your business, how could you expect front line staffers to do so? It is surprising, then, that only 6% of businesses active in social networks are using it to motivate existing employees.

Cash Isn’t King: 4 Tips for Employee Retention

Employee retention is a hot topic as the economy slowly improves and employees' job options are increasing. Lucky for bootstrapped startups, cash isn't king when it comes to employee retention.

5 Ways to Effectively Train New Hires

Companies typically spend countless time and money hiring the ideal candidate, but then tend to stop such efforts before the training stage. It's no secret training programs can be pricey, but are they worth it?

Using Facebook to Find High-Quality Employees

When employers think of online recruiting, LinkedIn is usually the first service that comes to mind. LinkedIn does have a great professional network, but Facebook can be an overlooked source for finding high-quality employees.

How to Scale Your Business Staffing Requirements

One of the biggest challenges for a business owner, especially in a small organization, is knowing how, when, or if they should recruit extra staff. Hiring new staff is a costly affair, and if you get it wrong, it could be detrimental to your firm. Here's the lowdown on how to scale your staffing requirements.

Maternity Leave: How to Best Handle the Employee’s Absence

Maternity leave, which is now often referred to as family or parental leave, is the period of time that an employee takes off after giving birth to or adopting a baby.

Independent Contractor Versus Employee?

Is it better to be an independent contractor or an employee? For a small business owner (SBO), the question mostly is how to determine what business relationship exists between the person providing the services & the SBO, and if that relationship is that of an independent contractor or an employee.

The Problem with Hiring Relatives

Hiring relatives of employees can be a dangerous policy for so many reasons. Early in my academic career, the small department where I taught hired a husband and wife as teachers.

10 Tips for Setting Rules and Guidelines for Your Interns

Your experience with interns can be a positive one if you provide excellent guidelines and training. Even if you are not able to eventually offer them a permanent position, your role as their corporate mentor and possible reference is invaluable to their future success in their chosen field.

Make Your First Hire Your Best Hire

If you're running your own business and finding there aren't enough hours in the day to get all your work done, it may be time to hire your first employee. But for many business owners, that idea is daunting. What if you hire the wrong person?

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