Hiring and Recruiting Articles

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    The 9 Things You Need to Do When Hiring

    by on January 30, 2015

    Hiring a new employee is an important task for any business to undertake. While expansion is an exciting time, rushing into the hiring process can hinder or even prevent the acquisition of a valuable associate. Patience and due diligence are two of the most im…

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    When Can You Ask a Worker About Citizenship Status?

    by on January 30, 2015

    You’ve got a job opening at your company, and you’ve just had a phone call to set up an interview with a candidate who seems perfect for the job. The only issue is that she speaks with an accent, and all her previous jobs were located in …

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    6 Questions You Should Never Ask in an Interview

    by on January 30, 2015

    There are few people, regardless of the side of the table they’re sitting on, who enjoy interviewing. It can be a nerve-racking experience for the candidate and a tedious one for the employer. However, an interview is still one of the best ways to assess…

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    Expert Advice: How to Build the Right Team to Ensure Business Success

    by on December 30, 2014

    In a recent CB Insights study, 23 percent of failed business owners attributed that failure to not having the right team. So, how does a small-business owner find the right people to build a team that will lead the business to success? To find the answers, we …

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    Can You Afford a New Employee?

    by on October 20, 2014

    If you have more work than you can manage or your employees are claiming that they are completely overwhelmed, it may be time to increase your staff. Being short-staffed does more than just increase stress for you and your team. It can limit your growth potent…

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    6 Tips for Cost-Effective Subcontracting

    by on October 7, 2014

    When should you consider enlisting the services of a subcontractor, independent contractor, or freelance consultant for your small business? The need may arise during times of high customer demand or if you need certain specialized skills your employees don’…

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    What to Do When You Need Help, but Can’t Afford an Employee

    by on October 6, 2014

    So, your business is growing and you need help, but you don’t yet have the funds to hire an employee. Will you have to continue working 20-hour days to get it all done yourself, or is there another way? Luckily, small business owners — even home-based ones…

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    In the Trenches: Staffing with Growth in Mind

    by on September 3, 2014

    Since I started Cranky Concierge five years ago, I’ve always been a staffing laggard. Recently, however, I’ve gone the other way. It’s a little bit scary, but I knew it was the right thing to do.

    When I call myself a “staffing laggard,” I mean that I wouldn…

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