Category Archives: Human Resources

Problem Employees

Hiring and firing are probably two of the most difficult areas facing most small business owners and we've done many posts on it in the past. Effective hiring is crucial to the ongoing success of any small business and getting … Continue reading

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Wage Law Warning

We recently ran across an article that raises a warning flag for small businesses. It seems the United States Department of Labor got a 28% increase in its 2010 budget in order to ramp up enforcement of federal wage and … Continue reading

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Simulations for Sales Hiring

I think we can all agree that one of the most important factors in the success of a small business is hiring good employees. Hiring employees for some positions  is easier than others, for example if you need a vacuum … Continue reading

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More on Hiring Interns

We posted something on Marketing Your Small Business on Friday and focused on one suggestion, hiring an intern for your small business. We promised a followup on how to get the most from your intern, and as promised here's a … Continue reading

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Marketing Your Small Business

We recently ran across a great article from a new source (for us anyway), The Southeast Missourian. Each month they ask local experts for their input on some issues facing small businesses. The question this month concerned the problem of … Continue reading

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Happy Employees

There was a recent article by Jay Goltz in the Small Business section of the online New York Times about The Secret to Having Happy Employees. In the article he describes how half of the secret to happy employees is … Continue reading

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A Word to the Wise

There was a short article recently in USA Today about how the IRS and several states are keeping a close eye on companies that are changing the status of employees to independent contractors. Since many small businesses legitimately use independent … Continue reading

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Employees and the Recession

We did a lot of postings on employees and the recession in 2009 because both have such a huge impact on any small business. The recession has had a negative impact for most businesses and employees can make or break … Continue reading

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Blue Monday

This is a probably a good post for a Monday in January since it concerns an article in USA Today about those times when we are having trouble getting motivated. Now, you may be someone who enjoys Mondays even in … Continue reading

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Important Personal Job Skills

We ran across an article recently on the results of a survey that provided a list of personal skills that most employers feel are very important for employees. Some of the survey results are obvious, such as Cooperation, Drive, and … Continue reading

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