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How to Inspire an Ownership Spirit Among Employees

A workforce of owner-minded employees will often go beyond expectations for the sake of the business's objectives.

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Drawing the Line

Don't let personal relationships at work get in the way of good management.

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How Can I Avoid Micromanaging Employees?

Marcus Erb, senior consultant at the Great Place to Work Institute, on ways to get workers to perform without constant supervision?

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How can I recruit quality employees?

How do I know who I should recruit?

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How can I reduce my employees' benefits?

All of my current employees were hired with these benefits in place.

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Holiday Gift Ideas Under $50

Thirty thoughtful employee gifts for small businesses on a budget.

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A New Hire is Sick and Can No Longer Work. Help!

A recently hired salaried staffer has been ill since shortly after she started at my company. She has never worked a full 40 hour week and is now...

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How can I find affordable health insurance for my employees?

I own a small business but I want to offer healthcare to my staff.

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How to Budget Your Own Salary

Follow this guide to calculate how much to pay yourself.

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Can I pay my employees their standard rate for working on a holiday?

I have one full-time employee and one part-time employee who are both non-exempt. Can I just offer the full-timer a different day off?

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Is It Time to Outsource Human Resources?

Professional employer organizations help free up business owners' time to focus on generating revenue.

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Using Credit Checks to Help in Hiring

What you need to know before digging into an applicant's background.

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Is it necessary to have an employee handbook?

Why or why not?

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What's the best way to handle an insubordinate employee?

One of our staffers is not listening to orders and is bringing a negative attitude to the workplace.

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What are my obligations to an employee who I'm converting from full-time to part-time?

I don't have the funding to continue to pay this employee for forty hours every week. But, we can accomplish all of the administrative functions in...

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How should I tell a qualified applicant that we can't hire him after a background check?

I found out that a person applying for employment at my company is a registered sex offender. The nature of my business and our customer base will...

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Is it legal to fill a newly created position without posting it publicly?

We recently hired a new staffer, however we didn't post publicly that a new position had been created.

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How do I attract top performers to my company?

I want employees who both fit with our unique culture and are talented. The pool of candidates is enormous and filtering through resumes is painful.

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When terminating an employee, can I tell them the company will not fight unemployment filing?

Would it be inappropriate? Is it legal?

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What are the best tools to help make the hiring process more efficient?

We don't have the resources to hire recruiters. Are there any automated software programs that make this easier?

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How can I tactfully tell my 80-year-old boss that it might be time for him to retire?

The owner of the company is starting to forget things and isn't well-suited to run things any more. I don't want to cause any friction.

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Can my HR manager discuss my medical condition with other staff?

This is making me feel very uncomfortable, is it illegal?

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How do I determine appropriate deadlines for my employees?

How do I monitor an employee's progress on new projects? I don't want to create conflict.

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How do I hire a seasonal employee now for a job that doesn't start for two months?

I own an accounting firm and need several employees to help out during tax season.

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How to Keep Cold and Flu Out of the Office

Cold and flu season is here. How do you keep sick employees from becoming a drain on productivity?

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Do employee reward programs really increase motivation and productivity?

I really need to boost employee morale.

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What's the best way to fire an employee?

I would like to be as respectful as possible.

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What's the best way to fire one of my employees?

I have a seasonal employee at my landscaping company who doesn't do his work, gets in the way of other workers and instigates conflict. Should I have...

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