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


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.


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


Seven Reasons to Take a Vacation - Right Now!

Taking a vacation can make you healthier, happier, and more productive at work.


Video: Employee Theft—Stop the Caper

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

Hiring and Recruiting


4 Easy Ways to Attract Millennial Workers to Your Small Business

Millennials are predicted to overtake the majority of the workforce this year. Here’s how to reach these potential employees.


Work Tryouts: Put Potential Employees on ‘Trial’

If you’re not sure whether a job candidate is right for the position, giving them a short “tryout” may be beneficial.

Firing & Layoffs


Escaping a Creative Rut

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


Liar, Liar, Résumé on Fire

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

Training & Retention


Team Building Activities 101

Team-building activities in the workplace can be hit or miss. Here’s how to make sure your team-building exercises are fun an...

Independent Contractors & Consultants


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.


Is Using a Travel Agency Still Worth It?

Travel agencies can help businesses get the best deal.

Workplace 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...


Cybersecurity Threats Facing Small Business

Hackers often see smaller companies as easy marks