on August 9, 2013
“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”
This cautionary quote, from legendary basketball coach John Wooden, emphasizes the importance of hiring the right employee — the first time. Hiring the wrong employee wast…Read » Views: 2,952
on August 7, 2013
Entrepreneur Jordan Fliegel says coaching makes all the difference to many aspiring athletes.
“I wasn’t very good at basketball, but I loved it,” Fliegel says. “I found a private coach working at a summer camp I went to, and through his coaching I got…Read » Views: 4,401
on August 7, 2013
A little over a month ago, I wrote about my struggle to find the right way to do a background check on a new employee. Now that I’ve successfully completed one, I thought I’d share what I learned during the experience.
First, I should say that this was on…Read » Views: 2,069
on August 6, 2013
Hiring great employees for your small business can be a difficult and time-consuming chore. That’s why many small-business owners opt to use an outside recruiting firm to search for, vet, and rank suitable candidates.
However, the quality of the applican…Read » Views: 2,285
on August 5, 2013
An estimated 8 million unauthorized workers were employed in the U.S. in 2010, constituting 5.2 percent of the nation’s labor force, according to a 2013 report by the Migration Policy Institute. Although it can be tempting to hire undocumented immigrants to …Read » Views: 2,885
on August 2, 2013
For the first time since January 2013, U.S. small businesses saw a slight decline in employment, according to the July Intuit Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes. July small business employment dropped 0.05 percent, equating to 10,000 jobs for busine…Read » Views: 2,089
on August 1, 2013
Dishonesty in the workplace can be harmless if it simply involves co-workers telling occasional white lies to avoid offending one another. But when employees hide mistakes, sabotage their peers, lie to customers, or steal from the business, you have a major pr…Read » Views: 2,072
on July 30, 2013
You may have heard that under the Affordable Care Act businesses with 50 or more employees will be fined for not providing health insurance benefits.
That provision remains in place, but on July 2 the Obama administration extended the deadline for coverin…Read » Views: 2,464