human resources

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.

Hiring the Best: Go Beyond Asking Questions in an Interview

The next time you hire a new employee, skip the interview and play chess instead.

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.

5 Tips for Using the Internet at Work

Using the Internet for personal reasons at work? Just don't be a moron about it, and follow these tips to keep the privilege.

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

The Small Business Benefits Package

For a small business, the right benefits package can make a world of difference. On top of offering the right benefits for your employees, it can be particularly important to cr

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 High Cost of Employee Turnover

No matter how great your company is, it's likely that some of your employees will eventually move on to other opportunities. That may be costing you more than you realize.

Incentive plans always go awry

Ever worked someplace that had an incentive plan (as in, "Hit these targets and you'll get a bonus")? Here's a little tidbit for you: Incentive plans always go awry.

Walking away (from a job that’s going away) on your terms

If you sense that you're in trouble at your job, don't let the progressive disciplinary madness continue. Take action instead, and walk away on your terms.

Book Review: Excuse Me, Your Job is Waiting!

A few weeks ago, I won a copy of Excuse Me, Your Job Is Waiting: Attract the Work You Want from Consumerism Commentary (thanks, Flexo!). If the sign above describes your job, then this book is for you! [more]