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How to recruit local workers in novel ways

By Jeff Davidson For small business owners finding competent workers can be a continuing challenge. By now everyone has variety of approaches to hiring via the Internet. It makes sense to employ other approaches concurrently. For example, when is the last time you posted a help wanted advertisement on a library public bulletin board? Have […]

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The challenge of boosting growth in a low-inflation economy

For anyone who was around during the hyper-inflation days of Presidents Ford and Carter, the current economic climate as something of an Alice-in-Wonderland feel. I say this because in those days the Fed was continually hiking its interest rate to bring down inflation. Today, the Fed is more worried that there isn’t quite enough inflation […]

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Look Closely. Is This Candidate a Good Fit? 

Interviewing candidates can be a rewarding experience, and everyone wants a team they can work with, that will get the job done and help the company move forward. On the surface, it seems like a straight-forward process. You ask questions, the candidate answers. You give the candidate a chance to do the same. But can […]

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One Percent Edge #Podcast: Andrew J. Sherman

Redefine How Your Company Compensates, Engages, and Retains the Best Employees with Andrew J. Sherman With 40 percent of Americans dissatisfied and unengaged from their workplace, it’s no struggle to see that we are entering a new era in the business world. The times are changing, as is the workforce and their needs. As you […]

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Creating a more effective hiring process [#infographic]

By Ron Emery The single biggest mistake organizations make in acquiring talent is believing that the burden of proof is on the candidate; that the right candidate for the job will become evident no matter how they go about screening the candidate pool. What they don’t understand is that the process through which the candidates are […]

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Your best bet for success: Hire the right people

By John Tschohl All of your locations are up and running. You’ve done all you could do to advertise and get a jump on your competition. So now, the only thing you have left to do is the hiring. Plus you must retain good employees. Success includes retaining good employees. Turnover creates inefficiencies that cost […]

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How to Play to Your Strengths and Hire for Your Weaknesses

By Sara Sugar Whether you’re hiring your first, fourth, or fourteenth employee, brushing up on how to effectively hire the best staff is never a bad idea. Beyond being a kind and generous boss that employees will appreciate, learning how to leverage your strengths as an entrepreneur and hire for the gaps in your experience […]

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4 partners or hires to propel your business growth

If you’ve set your success goals high– and are honest with yourself – you know that you alone can’t do everything. You read about the “fog of war” and sometimes I think there’s a “fog of running or starting a small business” when you can get so focused on making it through the day or […]

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Don’t hire this person for your small business!

It should be no surprise that all kinds of recruiters are advertising their services like crazy: Hiring is a hassle. For years now, the problem of finding talented people has been one of the top two complaints from small business owners. (The other consistent complaint is tight bank credit.) However, piloting a small business to […]

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Train your team in these important marketing skills

Do you wonder what kind of training you need for yourself, or what kind of training you should provide for your team? The folks at Venngage shared an important infographic with me recently and for many small business owners, it can shed a little light on what kind of skills you and your team should […]

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