People

This is our collection on subjects and topics that deal with your people -- your employees. Here's our best of on managing, leading, running, and dealing with employees.

How to ask good interview questions: Be skeptical!

good interview questions

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! Now they aren't there; and who's getting that stuff done? It's probably you (in one way or another). That open position is dragging you down. It's no wonder

The phone screen interview: What questions should I ask?

phone interview question

If you've got a good job posting out there, and know clearly what you need to pay, you should have a solid batch of resumes to sift through. Pick out the best, and let's set up some phone screen interviews. But wait. Do I know what questions to ask? What do I need to know at the phone screen

Employee Compensation: 3 mistakes small businesses make

employee compensation

Issues surrounding employee compensation come up frequently for the small business owner. When it’s time to start recruiting for a job there’s an inevitable question: how much should I pay employees? What’s a fair wage for this job? Or perhaps you aren’t hiring, but your employees are approaching

Hiring employees? Here’s 5 things you need to know

hiring employees

Hiring employees is hard. It’s time consuming and it’s risky (mistakes are painful and costly). For most of us, it’s not something that we’ve been trained to do. But if our business is going to grow, a big part of our job is going to involve recruiting, selecting, and training new

Employee Interview Guide: The Business Owner Interview Guide

Employee Interview Guide

When you are growing your business, hiring the right people for the right jobs is critical. Making a bad hire in a critical job can set you back six months or more; while making a great hire can accelerate your growth. So how do we find the right people for the right job? Well, that's a complex

How to attract talent to your small business (and how not to)

how to attract talent

There's nothing that makes a business more successful than top-notch talent. When a business owner has a team they can count on, the sky is the limit -- we have all the confidence in the world and it shows. But when we don't have the talent we need, when we aren't confident in our team, we start

How to boost employee morale when sales are down

boost employee morale

When I first purchased MyCorporation from its previous owner, I realized I had some serious work to do to boost employee morale. No one seemed particularly cheery, and lacked work ethic. Thankfully, buying the company brought a great opportunity for change. Luckily I had been working as a MyCorp

5 Tips for Coaching Millennial Employees

coaching Millennial employees

Millennials are now the largest generation, with more than 95 million members. And Millennials in the workplace have become a hot topic of conversation in recent years. They’re hardworking and driven, or they’re lazy and entitled. They’re more loyal to brands, but less loyal to jobs. They’d

Step 3: Stop doing your employees’ work!

employees work

This is Step 3 in our control freak recovery series. In this step we talk about how it's not the boss' job to clean up our employee's messes or do their job for them. Read Step 1 and Step 2 here. This is a long journey, and none of us can go it alone. We hope you're reaching out to a trusted friend

Step 2: Why business owners need to ‘let go’ more

let go

This is Step 2 in our control freak recovery series. This time we talk about what it looks like to loosen up our grips on controlling everything inside of our business -- and why it's healthy. Find step 1 here. Too many business owners have an inner control freak that can make them really

Cube vs. Corner: How do the boss’ work habits affect yours?

How does your boss' work habits affect yours?

Sometimes it’s difficult to know how much you’re supposed to reflect the boss’s work habits. Especially in regards to working hours. After all, he or she is the boss — so doesn’t that role come with increased responsibility? But at the same time, as an employee, it’s important to show dedication and

Step 1: Admitting you have a need for being in control

Control-freak-recovery

If you've been following this control freak series you've either been hurt by control freaks, or you think you might be one. If you know this is you, take heart! Admitting it is the first step toward recovery. Yes, I'm treating your control freak behavior as an addiction. It's a behavior that is