employees

How to Hire Your First Employee

Your small business or side hustle is all grown up and in need of its first employee. Now get hiring!

How to Protect Your Job When You're in a Workplace Relationship

A love affair at work is nothing unusual these days. But, if you don't take the proper precautions, it could mean the end of your job.

This One Skill Can Make You a Better Boss

Being a boss is not easy. But, by learning this one skill, you can become a better manager, and leader, and bring greater success to your business.

15 Rookie Mistakes New Bosses Make

You did it: You're the boss. The big cheese. Numero uno. However, don't get too comfy and make these rookie mistakes.

5 Ways Employee Perks Are Good for Business

Work perks keep employees happier, healthier, and more loyal. Find out how.

5 Powerful Reasons Companies Should Offer More Wellness Programs to Keep Their Employees Healthier and Happier

Healthy, happy employees are great for the bottom line. Boost morale and productivity with an employer-sponsored wellness program!

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.