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!

How to hire right, and reward right (for little or no money)

In these two guest posts for Big Ideas and Doostang, Brad Farris covers a good chunk of the employee life cycle, from hiring the right

What Not to Wear … the office edition

It's interesting how dress norms are evolving as a whole, and how they vary at each company. Twenty years ago, most companies wouldn't allow

How One-Sentence Job Descriptions can help you get back to basics

Business can become very complicated, especially as your business grows. But there's a need to maintain simplicity amid all of the chaos. At

Employee Development Plan Worksheet for Small Business

Determine the skills & requirements employees need for promotion You have expectations of the people who work for you -- and they have

Job Growth Worksheet

You have expectations of the people who work for you -- and they have expectations of you too. They want to grow professionally and thrive

How to write compelling job postings that will attract top talent

In 1913, Ernest Shackleton was assembling a team to attempt an expedition to trek across Antarctica. So he published the following ad to

How to hire: A crash course

Hiring is a critical skill for you as a business owner to have because your team can make or break your small business. But, hiring is

What to do when… Your employee is threatening to quit

Terence has been a solid team member the last 4 years, and in the last 18 months has really become an essential part of the team. When you

Your business can't grow without a few growing pains along the way

"No one told me how much time and effort went into going from 2 people to 6 people, and all the systems and processes that needed to be

Business is optimistic about hiring, but worried about employee retention [infographic]

2013 is looking pretty good-and-dandy for business. 15% more businesses plan to hire this year compared to 2012. That's good.  70% expect