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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

1 Question, 3 Answers: How Do You Maintain Smooth Business Operations During Employee Vacations?

Take these steps to maintain continuity and productivity during the lazy days of summer

Economy

INFOGRAPHIC: Should Small Business Owners Have Maximum Rage on Minimum Wage?

The minimum wage debate is heating up in a city near you. Here’s how an increase could affect you.

Workplace Issues & Policies

Staffing

1 Question, 3 Answers: How Do You Maintain Smooth Business Operations During Employee Vacations?

Take these steps to maintain continuity and productivity during the lazy days of summer

Staffing

3 Qualities that Make an Employee Invaluable

Some employees can’t be replaced. Here’s why you should hold onto them—and how.

Hiring and Recruiting

Technology

Should You Hire an IT Staffer?

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

Economy

Overlooked Talent Pools—And Why You Should Tap Them

Reach out to different groups to make a great hire

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

3 Steps to Reversing a Turnover Trend

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

Staffing

How to Fire a Relative Without Getting Cut Out of the Will

Five rules to live by when terminating the employment of a relative.

Training & Retention

Technology

Outgrown Excel? You're Ready for a Customer Relationship Management System

Quick access to data and notes provides a competitive advantage

Staffing

3 Qualities that Make an Employee Invaluable

Some employees can’t be replaced. Here’s why you should hold onto them—and how.

Independent Contractors & Consultants

Technology

Here Comes the Story of a Hurricane Recovery

When Marian Pierre lost her small business in Hurricane Katrina, she rebuilt it.

Staffing

Small Biz Book Club: Help From Contractors

To ease the workload of launching a new business, try this.

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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