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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

IRS Wants Its $7 Billion From Independent Contractor Misclassifications

The contractor model is particularly appealing in a down economy. However, what seems like a great way to save money may be costly if it's determined that your contractors are m

Temps, VAs, Contractors and Employees: Who Should You Hire?

The options for bringing in some help for your business go far beyond hiring a full-time employee. While an employee can be a good choice in many situations, it's worth taking a

The HIRE Act: Incentives for Hiring Now

If your business has been growing but you've been reluctant to take on a new employee because of economic uncertainty, maybe recently enacted tax incentives will convince you to

Modern companies as specialized venture capital firms

In the old days, companies actually produced stuff. They invented it, designed it, made it, marketed it, and sold it. Although there are still some companies like that, they'r

10 Reasons Why Veterans Make Great Employees

Over the past few years, I have had the privilege of working with military veterans and active duty personnel who anticipate, are in the process, or have already transitioned to th

Use Holiday Hiring to Get Your Next Job – And Keep it!

Looking for some work? Maybe a part time gig or a fresh start in a new industry? We speak with an expert who tells us what businesses are looking for in their next round of holid

6 Warning Signs that It Is Not the Job for You

You’re scouting around for a decent job. While you realize that great jobs are hard to find, you’re avoiding getting into a position that really stinks. Here are 6 tell-tale char