employees

10 Innovative Ways To Reward Your Employees

Rewarding employees for a job well done is a fundamental management technique. And it doesn't have to be expensive.

The Art of Letting People Go

While firing an employee is never easy, these six rules of dis-employment can make separation tolerable. For both sides.

A Third Of Employees Are Ready to Quit: How To Hold On To Yours

The key to keeping your employees yours is keeping them engaged.

10 Employment Laws You May Be Breaking

State and federal employment law can be arcane. But no matter how difficult to comprehend, you're still liable if you're not in compliance.

5 Types Of Employees That Are Destroying Your Business

You can't afford to hire -- or keep -- these five types of problem employees.

Settle Your Worker Classification Problems with No Penalties

If you fear the IRS may decide your independent contractors are really your employees, now is the time to take advantage of a special worker classification amnesty program.

3 Undervalued Employee Virtues

Honesty is a virtue. So are inventiveness, integrated thinking, and occasional imprudence. Learn how to identify and motivate these key employee virtues.

4 Ways Energetic Employees Electrify the Workplace

If you're lucky enough to find -- and hire -- high energy employees, you and your team will get more done, and have more fun doing it.

7 Mistakes Bosses Make That Drive Employees Crazy

Sometimes leaders and managers can't avoid these seven common pratfalls of bad bosses. But with some careful management, these stumbles don't have to hurt morale or productivity.

Countering: What To Consider Before An Employee Gets Another Offer

Your high value employees are valuable to your competitors, too. Here's how to develop a counter-offer plan before another firm lures them away.

25 Questions to Ask Before You Outsource HR

A Professional Employment Organization can make a business owner's life a lot easier. But as with any business relationship, it pays to know what you're getting into before you do.

7 Survival Strategies from Tomorrow's Talent Wars

Talented, productive employees are precious and rare. And they're soon to become more precious and rare. Will you be able to keep yours and find more?

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Truth About Payroll Services

For many small businesses, a payroll service can ease the burden of managing wages and taxes. But services aren't free and they aren't without risk.

5 Types of Employees You Can’t Afford to Keep

In good times or bad, it's never smart to hang onto these five poor performers.

6 Common Small Business Money Leaks And How To Plug Them

Let a few dollars leak here and a few dollars leak there, and pretty soon it's a torrent of dollars rushing away.

Target Your Hiring for Targeted Tax Credits

Small businesses planning to add to their payrolls can trim the cost by hiring the right people.

10 Tips to Landing the Right Freelancer

Freelancers can help your small business do more for less. Just be sure you're hiring the right ones.

6 Ways to Raise the Bar on Employee Performance

Help your employees reach their potential and they'll help your business reach its potential.

5 Workplace Situations That Just Won't Wait

Small business owners face challenges to overcome everyday. Some can wait until tomorrow or next week. Others need to be tackled, head-on as soon as they arise.

Should You Hire a Recruiter?

Working with a recruiter can be expensive, but finding the perfect employee can be even more valuable. Here's how to figure out whether a recruiter is worth it for your business.