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

Staffing

The Four-Day Workweek: Can It Work For Your Business?

Can you get the same amount done in less time? These companies say you can.

Staffing

Should Your Business Eliminate Sales Commissions?

A sales coach and small business owner weigh in on the pros and cons of commission-based pay.

Workplace Issues & Policies

Staffing

Video: Employee Theft—Stop the Caper

Two-thirds of small businesses are at risk. Learn how to head off the heist.

Staffing

How to Create Secure Passwords That Will Help Protect Your Data

Stick by these do’s and don’ts to prevent your company’s data from being hacked.

Hiring and Recruiting

Staffing

How To Welcome a New Hire

Bringing a new hire on board? Here’s how to introduce them to the rest of the team and make sure they have a great first day ...

Staffing

Use BuzzFeed, YouTube and Reddit to Attract Talent

Think beyond LinkedIn and other job sites to promote your culture—and nab the best new hires in the process.

Firing & Layoffs

Staffing

Escaping a Creative Rut

Small business owners should ask themselves tough questions to gain fresh insights.

Staffing

Liar, Liar, Résumé on Fire

Is a potential job candidate lying to you? Learn how to spot lies in résumés.

Training & Retention

Staffing

How To Welcome a New Hire

Bringing a new hire on board? Here’s how to introduce them to the rest of the team and make sure they have a great first day ...

Staffing

Overcoming Employee Plateau: 4 Tips for Small Business Owners

How to motivate employees to go beyond their comfort zones

Independent Contractors & Consultants

Staffing

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.

Technology

Is Using a Travel Agency Still Worth It?

Travel agencies can help businesses get the best deal.

Workplace Safety

Safety

Infographic: How Your Small Biz Can Survive the Next Snowpocalypse

Harsh winters can disrupt small business operations, costing thousands of dollars if you aren’t prepared. Follow these tips t...

Technology

Cybersecurity Threats Facing Small Business

Hackers often see smaller companies as easy marks