Stephanie Faris

  • How LinkedIn Can Help You Find Your Next Great Employee

    by on April 5, 2013

    Despite all of the job-related resources available to applicants and hiring managers on the internet, a company’s own website is often the best online source of talent, newly released research suggests.

    But LinkedIn, which ranks fourth among top job boards,…

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    How to Sharpen Your Listening Skills

    by on March 18, 2013

    Businesses in the U.S. and U.K. lose $37 billion a year simply because workers do not fully understand their jobs, according to a new IDC white paper commissioned by Cognisco, an employee-assessment specialist. Their confusion results in unplanned downtime, re…

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    Small-Business Scams to Watch Out For

    by on March 14, 2013

    Small businesses are at an increased risk for fraud, research has found. According to a study conducted by Javelin Strategy and Research, small-business owners experience fraud at a rate that is double the rate of non-business owners. Some of these scams dupe …

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    Improve Your Better Business Bureau Rating With These Tips

    by on March 13, 2013

    A business’s rating with the Better Business Bureau can make a difference in the number of consumers it attracts. Savvy customers may check these scores — often viewed as stamps of approval — before deciding to do business with a particular company.


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    Can Face-to-Face Sales Give Your Business an Edge?

    by on March 12, 2013

    “Outside sales” positions aren’t what they used to be, what with phone calls, emails, and video chats and conferences giving reps the ability to keep in touch with clients without ever leaving the office.

    But even as web-based transactions quickly overt…

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  • How to Handle Employees Who Habitually Play Hooky

    by on March 1, 2013

    As you hire a new employee, there’s no real way to know if you’re signing up a worker who will call in sick every couple of weeks. You can check references and ask previous employers about their work habits, but many employers are hesitant to give specifics on…

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    Leasing vs. Owning Commercial Space

    by on February 22, 2013

    Many people think of McDonald’s as merely a fast-food chain, but the company actually owns some of the best real estate in the country. McDonald’s realized early on that the biggest money wasn’t in selling hamburgers; it was in buying up choice propertie…

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    Hiring? Don't Rule Out Unemployed Applicants

    by on February 21, 2013

    The job market has been tough for the past few years. Budget cutbacks, outsourcing, and shutdowns have left millions of Americans unable to find full-time work. Many of the unemployed are reliable, skilled professionals who have simply fallen prey to a weak ec…

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