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How to Hire and Staff for Your Business
By Chad Brooks | March 18, 2024

Learn strategies and techniques for hiring employees as you build up a staff for your small business.

Screening Questions to Ask During a Phone Interview (+ Phone Interview Tips)
By Skye Schooley | March 13, 2024

Learn how to conduct a phone screen interview and what phone interview questions to ask a candidate.

7 Signs It’s Time to Hire Your First HR Person
By Skye Schooley | March 04, 2024

By hiring someone to handle HR in-house, small business owners can save time and increase confidence that their HR is being handled responsibly.

The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Bookkeeper
By Derek Gallimore | February 14, 2024

Hiring a financial professional like a bookkeeper can help you save money and time. But it's crucial to understand the downsides as well as the upsides.

Finding Talented Freelancers: 12 Websites Worth Searching
By Jennifer Dublino | February 14, 2024

Freelance workers help your company expand your team while keeping overhead to a minimum. Learn about 12 websites where you can find talented freelancers.

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Physical Height Is a “Complex” Hiring Bias
By Ali Saleh | February 14, 2024

Don’t let your shorter workers get the short end of the stick.

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How to Fast-Track Productivity for New Hires
By Ben Baran | February 14, 2024

Onboarding … on schedule.

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Up in Smoke: Should Businesses Still Drug Test for Marijuana?
By Skye Schooley | February 14, 2024

Amid increased legalization, the debate on whether to still drug test employees for weed use is complicated. See the pros and cons here.

Comparing Candidates: Should You Hire Experienced Workers or Recent College Graduates?
By Skye Schooley | February 12, 2024

Why might hiring a recent college graduate be a better choice for your business than a seasoned professional? Here's a closer look at the options.

Don’t Go It Alone: The Case for Hiring a Marketing Expert
By Jennifer Dublino | February 02, 2024

While entrepreneurs can do it all, they should leave digital marketing to the experts. Learn how a digital marketing expert can improve your bottom line.

8 Hiring Challenges Facing Small Business Owners
By Skye Schooley | February 01, 2024

Discover how your small business can overcome the many challenges associated with hiring.

Why Hiring People With Disabilities Is Good for Business
By Jennifer Dublino | January 30, 2024

Hiring people with disabilities is good for business and the economy. Learn the upsides of hiring people with disabilities and fostering inclusivity.

What You Should Know About Noncompete Agreements
By Skye Schooley | January 25, 2024

Learn how a noncompete agreement works and how to include one in your company policies.

How to Hire Immigrant Workers for Your Small Business
By Skye Schooley | January 12, 2024

Small businesses have a lot to think about when dealing with immigration and foreign employees. Learn about visas, work authorization I-9 forms and more.

Owning Your Onboarding Process Is the Key to Success With New Hires
By Miranda Fraraccio | January 03, 2024

Make sure your new hires are onboarded successfully so they are set up for success in their new roles.

Company Culture Metrics: What You Need to Be Tracking and Why
By Miranda Fraraccio | January 03, 2024

Here are some important measures of performance in the office and components of company culture that you need to be tracking.

How to Negotiate When Hiring Freelancers
By Bennett Conlin | November 16, 2023

If you need additional help but can’t afford to hire a full-time employee, working with a freelancer is a good option. Here’s how to negotiate fairly.

Small Business Guide to Hiring a Social Media Manager
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 07, 2023

Are you considering hiring a social media manager for your business? Find out what to look for, where to find one and how much you should pay.

How to Recruit New Employees
By Skye Schooley | November 06, 2023

Effective recruiting strategies can improve your workforce and save you money. Learn what the recruitment process is and how to conduct it.

Why Companies Are Choosing Freelancers Over Full-Time Employees
By Jennifer Dublino | November 06, 2023

More businesses are outsourcing project-based jobs to freelancers instead of hiring full-time staff. Learn the pros and cons of hiring freelancers.

What Is a Criminal Background Check?
By Patrick Proctor | November 06, 2023

This guide introduces the concept of criminal background checks and why employers might use one when recruiting and hiring new employees.

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Who Are You Hiring? The Shocking Cost of Resume Fraud
By Skye Schooley | November 06, 2023

Find out what resume fraud is, how it may impact your small business, and how to spot it.

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Hiring Smart: 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Hiring
By Evyatar Sagie | November 06, 2023

Finding the right employees is key to your business's success. Follow these tips to find workers who are a good fit for the organization and role.

Background Checks: Can You DIY?
By Skye Schooley | November 06, 2023

Employers may run background checks on candidates. If you're wondering what a background check can reveal about you, run a personal background check.

10 HR Interview Questions for Employers
By Skye Schooley | November 03, 2023

Hiring a good HR manager for your business starts with asking the right questions. Check out a list of the best interview questions for HR.

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Everything You Need to Know About Hiring Foreign Nationals
By Skye Schooley | November 02, 2023

Learn what a foreign national is, how to hire foreign workers and why you should consider hiring them.

Would You Hire Someone Who Didn’t Go to College?
By Jennifer Post | November 02, 2023

Is having a higher education essential to being a good employee? Not necessarily. Here is what hiring managers should consider.

What Is Employment Verification?
By Patrick Proctor | November 02, 2023

Employment verifications play an important role in the hiring process. Here is how to conduct one.

Should You Hire Full-Time or Part-Time Employees?
By Mona Bushnell | October 30, 2023

If you're preparing to hire new employees, consider which roles require a full-time employee and which jobs might be best filled as part-time positions.