Attract and Retain Employees

What is Your Most Effective Interview Question?

This month, we asked our members the following: When interviewing a potential employee, what is your most effective interview question?…

5 Steps to Building a Winning Internship Program

Interns. They’ll drain your time, make mistakes, and commit political errors—but they will also contribute fresh ideas and add much-needed…

More Businesses Plan to Hire Temporary Workers than Full-Time Employees

A January 2012 Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index poll found that less than 10 percent of the businesses surveyed planned…

Forget Customer Loyalty—Your Employees Matter More

If we think of leadership styles on the most basic of levels, a few obvious techniques come to mind. There…

Fear of Losing Top Talent Becoming Prevalent

Should you be worried about losing your best workers? According to our survey, the majority of people are, at least…

Get a Head Start on Summer Help

With the start of summer searing its way closer, students will be looking for work experience. To attract the best…

Hiring and Management Tips from the Zen Entrepreneur

New Jersey-based Applegate Farms has grown by double digits every year since it began. Founder Stephen McDonnell believes an open…

Low Cost Alternatives to Expensive Recruiting Sites

Finding time to post, search, interview, and hire independent contractors or employees can be time consuming for a business owner…

How to Find Employees

There are more options than ever when searching for new personnel. Since the the most important factor for success lies…

Team Building Begins at the Interview

What if every single one of your employees had a stake in seeing his or her co-workers perform well? How…

Seven Tips to Hiring Resilient Employees

Do you need highly resilient employees? People who can adapt quickly to new developments, hold up under pressure and work…

Get Great Interns

Interns are an inexpensive resource and a great way to identify new talent. Many small businesses consider interns as cheap…

Killer Interview Questions

Exaggerated qualifications on résumés and overly enthusiastic references are all-too common occurrences when employers are looking for job candidates.…

Attract Big Talent to Your Small Business

As corporations downsize and cut budgets, many former corporate soldiers are looking to break ranks. But attracting big talent to…

New Employees: Try Before You Buy

The consensus is that the economy is picking up and will continue to do so. History tells us that small…

Creative Hiring Practices

Like many other small business owners, after starting a cleaning service — The Manhattan Feather Dusters — I faced the…

Be Your Own Coach

I recently swam the English Channel as part of a 4-man relay. Since each team member trained alone, I needed…

New Compensation Practices

As the economic tumble rocked businesses large and small, most businesses had to cut costs—including payroll. Most of us went…

Train or Die (or Just Wallow)

I was worried that longtime readers might feel like I was beating a dead horse. After all, I have been…

5 Minutes With… Ken Giddon

Selling suits to NYC’s successful bankers and brokers was a whole different business two and a half years ago than…