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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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How to know when it’s time to fire an employee

Deciding when it’s time to fire an employee isn’t an exact science. Occasionally a burst of outrageous behavior will make the decision obvious, but that’s seldom the case (fortunately!). Putting the issue in a broader perspective helps. I once heard someone divide employees into four groups: Type D: Those who won’t do their work, or […]

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What Jerry Maguire teaches us about business partners

They say that opposites attract, but the truth is deeper and more important than that simple observation. See if you remember this Tom Cruise line from the movie Jerry Maguire: “You complete me.” He was talking to Dorothy Boyd (played by Renée Zellwiger) and before he delivers the line he talks about how rough and […]

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When You Have to Say, ‘You’re Fired’

By John Tschohl Firing someone can seem heartless at times, but in actuality, continuing to employ people who routinely fail is a disservice to them as well as your organization. Constant failure breeds more disappointment and rubs off on everyone else. You can’t let a non-performing employee’s attitude or actions infect the rest of your […]

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The Secret Formula for Creating a Winning Company Culture: Attractive Employee Benefits

How long have you been in the workforce? If you’ve been out there for a while, you’ve witnessed changes in management philosophy and style. I think the most important of these has been the drive to set a positive and engaging company culture to shape employee behavior and create company loyalty. Old-style management would try […]

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