Culture, Hiring and Management

Before You Fire an Employee, CYA

Ending relationships with employees can prove to be surprisingly expensive. If your business is in a position where it needs…

Low Cost Hiring Solutions

Free Employment and Training Programs A lot of businesses may not realize that in most communities, nonprofits are paid by…

Culture Club: Get Your Staff to Love Their Jobs

When you walk into your business, are you greeted with smiling faces and the hum of busy, happy workers, or…

Human Resources Successes

Readers of this column and attendees at our events probably know how I feel about human resources: Your staff is…

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?…

Gen Y Workers Get Mixed Reviews

A third of our survey respondents reported that, while the work of Generation Y employees (workers born between 1980 and…

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…

Protecting Your Network from a Terminated Employee

When’s the best time to start protecting your network from a terminated employee? Before you hire the employee.

One in 25 Executives May Be Psychos

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 While researching his book, Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work, psychologist Paul…

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…

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…

5 Minutes with…Tony Hsieh

Tony Hsieh has many reasons to smile. Since he became the CEO of Zappos.com, the online retailer, in 1999, sales…

Energize Your Staff

We asked four readers how they have kept their employees smiling and productive through the recession.

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…

The Truth About Hiring Generation Y

By 2010, there will be 36 million Gen Yers (born 1978-1994) in the workforce with relative business naïveté and a…