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October 15, 2018

Even as Labor Market Tightens, Experts Say Ageism Holding Small Businesses Back

Russell Sinclair says he knows what ageism looks like. The 46-year-old has worked at several tech startups, and when he interviewed for a senior-level role at a New York City startup, he noticed that “everyone there was young, in their twenties.” The age of the interviewers didn’t faze him until he heard several people use […]

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August 22, 2018

New Hire Training 101

You’ve started your own small business– congratulations! You’ve mastered the hiring process and defined a company culture that’s able to attract top millennial talent. You have several teams all scheduled to start in the next couple weeks… and then it hits you. You have to put together a new hire training for your new team […]

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August 10, 2018

How to Write the Perfect Job Description

What’s the first step in assembling your dream team staff? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not coming up with killer interview questions or even crafting the perfect training program—it all starts with writing the perfect job description. You see, before a potential hire even enters your office walls or chats with you on the phone, […]

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July 19, 2018

The 7 Benefits of An Onboarding Program

Today’s workplace moves faster, demands more, and waits for no one. If you want your new hire to hit the ground running, you’ve got to provide them with the tools, education, and information they need to be productive right from the start. The best way to do that? A comprehensive onboarding program. Onboarding: Much More […]

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June 13, 2018

A Quick Checklist for Hiring Seasonal Employees

Summer is here, and many businesses need to hire seasonal employees. As the beaches get crowded and tourist spots heat up, the seasonal workers arrive as a force, preparing meals, running registers, taking reservations, and countless other jobs. In particular, teens step in to fill these temporary positions. Based on data from the Bureau of […]

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June 12, 2018

Interview Bootcamp: 4 Hiring Tips to Help Your Team Recruit Top Talent

Hiring is hard. What do you ask your candidates? Do you perhaps give them a test? Ask about their experience, or pose theoretical situations to examine their thought processes? These decisions are hard enough for recruiters to make, let alone for an entire team to align on. While there’s no perfect formula for finding a star […]

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May 30, 2018

The Employer’s Guide to Independent Contractors Vs. Employees

As businesses grow, staffing needs increase. Should an organization hire an employee or independent contractor? An independent contractor may feel like a part of the team. And their independent status doesn’t mean they can’t — or shouldn’t — be a major contributor to the company’s goals and culture. But there are important distinctions between an […]

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May 17, 2018

How to Drive Employee Engagement

Whether you’re entering a new day, new week, new month, year or business quarter, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as having a “tabula rasa”. The opportunity to move forward with a blank canvas and reflect on both your business achievements and areas if opportunity only comes as often as you’d like it to, so why […]

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May 8, 2018

An Over 30’s Guide to Recruiting Millennials

There’s a new, young generation infiltrating the workforce, and they’re changing the way top companies are recruiting. Though Millennials have a pervasive reputation of entitlement, they now comprise one-third of the US workforce, and that’s proving to be a good thing. Their ideas of a positive work environment go way beyond pescatarian lunch options and […]

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May 4, 2018

Building a Positive Culture from the Ground Up | 5 Pro Hiring Tips

To stay competitive in today’s talent market, your organization must have a culture that sets your team apart. Ideally, employees are happy, dynamic, cooperative, and display ingenuity– but these characteristics necessitate a healthy work environment, support, and a positive culture in the office. While this may seem like common sense (and all the rage in […]

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April 23, 2018

10 Ways To Prepare For An Employee’s First Day

We all know that an employee’s first day at a new job can be overwhelming– not only for the new hire but for employers as well. Beyond the responsibility of teaching someone an entirely new role, the employer is also expected to help him or her transition into a new company culture and work environment. […]

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March 13, 2018

Surviving Employee Turnover: Lessons From Sports and Military Leaders

Although your company may be working hard to improve staff retention, sometimes employees leave at inopportune times. So how do you keep your business moving forward when continually faced with employee turnover? Time to ask the experts. Organizations that struggle in the face of constant employee turnover can learn some valuable lessons from the military […]

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