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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

Why Small Business Owners Should Care About Employee Misclassifications

To avoid problems, consult an accountant, tax professional or tax attorney specializing in worker classification

Staffing

Combating ‘That’s Not My Department’ Mindset

Give Employees a Broader Sense of the Operation

Workplace Issues & Policies

Staffing

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Maximize Your Workforce’s Productivity

Learn about the effect employee satisfaction and productivity have in your workplace, and how to tap your employees’ greatest...

Staffing

Policing Employees' Use of Social Media

Should online comments be cause for termination?

Hiring and Recruiting

Economy

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Tap New Talent

Small business hiring continues to rise, but it can be expensive and time-consuming to bring in fresh blood

Technology

Should You Hire an IT Staffer?

First ask if you have enough work to keep a specialist busy

Working with Family & Friends

Leadership

Could You Run a Successful Business With Your Ex? This Couple Did.

How to survive and even succeed after splitting up with a business partner

Money

4 Landmines to Avoid When Taking Money from Family and Friends

Sometimes, financial investment from the people you love is the only option when launching or expanding your business. Don’t ...

Firing & Layoffs

Staffing

Policing Employees' Use of Social Media

Should online comments be cause for termination?

Staffing

3 Steps to Reversing a Turnover Trend

Improving your talent-management skills can stop an employee exodus.

Training & Retention

Technology

Small Biz Book Club: Work Smarter, Not Longer

A small business owner draws lessons on efficiency from The 4-Hour Workweek

Staffing

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Maximize Your Workforce’s Productivity

Learn about the effect employee satisfaction and productivity have in your workplace, and how to tap your employees’ greatest...

Independent Contractors & Consultants

Economy

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Tap New Talent

Small business hiring continues to rise, but it can be expensive and time-consuming to bring in fresh blood

Staffing

Why Small Business Owners Should Care About Employee Misclassifications

To avoid problems, consult an accountant, tax professional or tax attorney specializing in worker classification

Retirement Solutions

Marketing

How to Sell Your Company to a Family Member Without Losing Your Shirt

Passing the business on to a relative can be relatively easily if you follow these steps.

NFIB

Avoid These Common Legal Pitfalls with Employee Benefits

If you want to avoid the penalties and litigation associated with employee benefit plans, make sure to understand the legal ris...

Workplace Safety

Safety

How to Ace a Health Inspection… or Bounce Back from a Bad One

Make a checklist of the easy compliance areas, plus more advice for staying in the clear.

Safety

3 New OSHA Rules May Apply to Your Business

The changes may seem minor, but they could impact how you do business.

 

 

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