It's tempting to consider layoffs to preserve the bottom line during an economic downturn. But is it really worth risking lowered employee morale and the costs of re-hiring and re-training?... Read More
Believe it or not, it's a good time for small businesses to hire great talent when the big guys are laying everyone off. Some of the most talented business people are looking to smaller businesses to provide better opportunities for advancement and earnings... Read More
Here are 5 mistakes to avoid with hiring and starting your new employee. Read More
The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations found in this study are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Advocacy, the United States Small Business Administration, or the United States government. Read More
XYZ Corporation, a fast growing small business, spent five nmonths and several thousand dollars preparing their new employee manual. It includes policies and procedures for all employees. That was four years ago. In that four years, the company has Read More
The old school approach believed that money, above all, is the best way to motivate employees. However due to faltering revenue or other causes, no executive or employee would receive a bonus this year. Given the fact that an unmotivated employee impacts your company more than you may realize, how will you strategize to save both the company and y Read More
During tight economic times some employers are looking for creative ways to cut labor costs and are turning to prisons for a hiring pool. Examine the pluses and discover the downside of this cost cutting measure and see if it works for your small business... Read More
I was asked this question today, and I think it deserves a little bit of discussion. I will share my take on the subject, and then share the opinions I received from several of my friends on Twitter. Feel free to add your comments. Read More
No matter how skillfully you announce bad news, it's likely to cause anxiety, a temporary drop in productivity, and prompt some of your valued employees to look for work elsewhere. How can you deliver bad news in a way that minimizes the damage? Read More
A true pro in the recruiting industry shares 6 best practices for success. Read More

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