Human Resources

Human resources can be a messy area of any small business -- managing, hiring and firing employees is no easy task! Gain from our expert knowledge, tips and advice on human resources for small business from our collection of blog posts, small business tools and more!

It’s not just business. It’s personal, too.

We do business with people (people that we know, like and trust). We spend time building strong relationships with co-workers and other

The business owner’s challenge: Building a top-notch team

Nothing accelerates growth like excellent team members. I'm not kidding. I've seen business owners struggle to grow their business for

5 Ugly truths about running your own business

Most business owners have on rose-tinted glasses when they first start out. There’s nothing wrong with that—it happens to all of us. We’ve

Why company culture eats strategy for breakfast

Representatives from the armed forces came to my son's school to recruit soon to be high school graduates. Each branch of the armed forces

Creating a company culture: It’s all about your core values

So you've hired some team members. This is a big step in building your business. Now you have help! But you also have worries. Are they

10 Out of the box interview questions to ask

When it comes to interviewing, most potential candidates have their canned responses prepared for those oh-so-predictable interview

Hottest small business articles | January 2015

For small business owners, the new year often means a lot of new stuff: new budgets, new goals, and new employees. So we focussed on hiring

4 ways to include your team in the hiring process

It might be tempting to approach the hiring process in a do-it-yourself fashion. After all, as the leader of your business, you know what

The ULTIMATE Small Business Hiring Guide: Everything you need to know about hiring an employee

Small business hiring is an essential (and often challenging) facet of entrepreneurship. Any business owner who’s made a bad hire (and most

How to ask good interview questions: Be skeptical!

It's always painful to have an opening on your team. Often, the person you're missing was someone you relied on; someone who got stuff done!