Hiring, Staffing & Workplace Issues

Find tips and tools related to small business human resources and staffing issues, including hiring and firing advice, how to handle layoffs, motivating employees and structuring your workplace.

Compensation & Benefits


5 Reasons for a Paperless Pay Day

Most everything is easier when you can handle a task online. It's often automated, fast, secure, immediate and easy to access. ...


INFOGRAPHIC: What Small Business Thinks About Healthcare

Small business owners weigh in on the burdens of Obamacare.

Workplace Issues & Policies


Video: Breaking Down Marijuana in the Workplace

Marijuana legalization is increasing. Is your small business ready?


QUIZ: What’s Your ‘Game of Thrones’ Leadership Style?

Think you could rule Westeros better than the characters in the books or TV show? Find out which 'Game of Thrones' character sh...

Hiring and Recruiting


How to Protect Yourself From Discrimination Lawsuits When Hiring

Learn which questions to avoid and which ones you can ask to find the perfect candidate and reduce your risk of being sued.


10 Things Small Businesses Should Know About Background Screenings

10 Things Small Businesses Should Know About Background Screenings

Working with Family & Friends


Video: Small Biz Marketing at a Glance

Budgets are tight. See what marketing strategies do—and don’t—work for small business owners.


Infographic: True Cost of Employee Turnover

Your employees are your greatest assets. What do you lose when they leave?

Firing & Layoffs


INFOGRAPHIC: How Small Businesses Can Increase Engagement on Social Media

Successful marketing on Facebook and Twitter is hard. Here’s how to get more likes, comments, shares and link clicks.


INFOGRAPHIC: Top 3 Small Business Tech Trends

Cloud computing, mobile payments, and social media are gaining popularity.

Training & Retention


7 Tips for Training New Employees

Give your new hires the tools they need to excel at work.


Infographic: Franchises vs. Independent Businesses

Owning an independent business and owning a franchise are two very different things. NFIB's infographic breaks down the big dif...

Independent Contractors & Consultants


Should I Use a Freelancer or Hire an Employee?

Decide whether to hire an employee or a freelancer for your next big project with these tips.


How (and Why) Your Business Can Tap Into the Freelance Economy

More than a third of Americans work as freelancers, and they can help your business grow.

Workplace Safety


Futuristic Auto-Safety Features Are Available Now

The once imaginary car of the future could be in your driveway today.


Is Your Business Ready For a Fire?

Planning and preparation can protect your employees, customers and assets in the event of a fire emergency.




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