Month: March 2015

How to Make Sure Your Small Business Qualifies for a Loan Running a small business isn’t cheap. First you have to come up with the money for start-up and initial operating costs. After you’ve been in business for a while, you may want to expand. That costs money, too. But it’s not easy to get […]

How to Find & Hire Reliable Freelancers Who Won’t Let You Down Freelance workers can provide top-quality work for a fraction of the cost of full-time employees. That’s because most freelance workers are experts in their fields, with talent and technical skills in areas like writing, graphic design, programming, and consulting. You only pay freelancers […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Managing Millennials By the year 2020, Millennials — the generation born between about 1980 and the year 2000 — will make up 46 percent of the workforce. These young people are ambitious, educated, and like most workers, eager to find their place in a meaningful career. But if […]

The Sooner You Can Fire a Problem Employee, the Better Once you realize that one of your employees is no longer a good fit for your business, it’s best to let that employee go as soon as possible. The longer you let a problem employee remain with the business, the more likely that his or […]

How to Hire a Candidate Who’s a Good Fit with Your Company Culture Skills and qualifications are important, but they’re not all that goes into making the perfect job candidate. A new hire could have several impressive degrees and many years of professional successes and experience, but if he or she isn’t a good fit […]

3 Ways to Manage Remote Employees — Painlessly Remote working is getting more and more popular as technology has advanced to the point where it’s easy to stay in touch and share data with staff members around the country and the world. But even though the 2010 census report indicated that 13.4 million Americans work […]

5 Tips for Managing Creative Employees Creative employees, and the innovation they foster, are the lifeblood of many organizations. But it’s not easy to manage creative types, especially when they happen to also be difficult types. Creative employees need the space and freedom required for experimentation and risk-taking, but at the same time, they need […]

How to Keep Bullying Out of Your Workplace Workplace bullying is a serious issue in the U.S., one that 13.7 million Americans are currently dealing with. One survey, which asked 2,283 people about their experiences with workplace bullying, found that a shocking 96 percent of workers have experienced bullying at work. Eighty-nine percent of workplace […]

How to Have Healthier Workers Workplace wellness initiatives can save your company money. For as many as 74 percent of American companies, lowering health care costs is a primary motivator for workplace wellness programs. But that’s not the only way wellness initiatives help your bottom line. Healthy workers have more energy, take fewer days off […]