hiring

4 Hiring Mistakes and How to Prevent Them

Hiring a new employee is costly. Hiring the wrong employee costs even more.

Don't Hire Without a Background Check

Spend a little time and money getting to know your new hires before you hire them and save lots of time and money later.

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.

10 Tricks for Cutting Training Costs

It's easy to think of what a new employee costs just in terms of salary, but training can also be a significant — and reducible — expense.

For Superstar Employees, Hire Critical Thinkers

Knowledge and experience are great, but your most valuable employees are the ones who can make considered decisions. Learn how to find them.

The Etiquette of Calling for References

References can be your best opportunity to learn about a potential employee...as long as you handle the call right.

How Much to Pay New Hires in 2011

You're ready to bring in new employees — great! But calculating salaries can be difficult. Learn what to pay in a still-unsteady economy.

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.

5 Ways to Save More Taxes in 2011

From hiring your children to changing your accounting methods, make these changes in 2011 to ensure you pay fewer taxes in 2012.

5 Year-End Actions to Improve Your Business

These tax deductions won't just save you money; they'll help your business grow.

5 Ways to Negotiate With an Employee Who Has a Better Offer

There may come a day when a great employee comes to you with the plan to resign, with a better offer in hand.

Dealing With Problem Employees: The Basics of Progressive Discipline

You never want to fire anyone. As a business owner you want to lead, develop, and empower people.

Employers and Freelancers: "Who Do You Trust?"

Workers — especially freelancers — are increasingly finding that employers are using dishonest tactics to save money. What can you do to make sure you're paid?

20 Ways Your Employees Make More Than They Think They Do

You spend a lot of money to compensate your employees, but I bet you don't get credit for a lot of what you spend.

Getting More Than a Good Reference

If you can get a stellar testimonial or reference, you can leverage those references to help you move your business to the next level.

How to Get People to Work for You Cheap (or Free)

There are several ways you can still get quality people to work for you for very little, or deferred payment, or even free.

Résumé Quirks to Embrace and Avoid

To gain deeper insight into a candidate's capabilities, try these techniques for evaluating candidates with just a few résumé and work-related quirks.

6 Ways to Keep Your Rising Stars on Track

You may think it's safe to assume your rising stars are also highly enthusiastic about your company, but recent research suggests otherwise.

Doing Due Diligence on Contractors: Where to Start

A good contractor can make all the difference in the world. Unfortunately, so can a bad one. You need to choose your contractor with due diligence.

Questions You Can't Ask When Hiring

Legally speaking, you can ask just about anything at a job interview. But there are plenty of questions that you should never actually ask, because they'll quickly come back to