Building a Pet-Friendly Workplace

There was a time when people smoked in the office, but would have considered it rude if someone brought their dog in to work. Times have changed.

These days, many employers strive to create a workplace that is open, airy and comfortable. The idea is to make it so that…

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The Mom and Pop Businesses Is Alive and Well

Big box stores and online shopping have been a threat to the classic mom and pop business. And yet, this hometown style of business is still thriving.

According to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau, there were nearly 28 million business firms in the U.S. as…

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Small, Midsize Businesses Struggle with Hiring Process

Smaller businesses run lean, and usually don’t have a full HR department. So it’s not surprising that many of them struggle to get the hiring process right.

A new survey from global staffing firm Robert Half probed small and mid-size businesses on how they cope with this…

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When Hiring an Employee, Avoid the Perils of a 'Mismatched Skill Set'

Sometimes employers are so eager to fill a vacancy that they hire the wrong person. Sometimes this “wrong person” has an outstanding resume, and a strong record of performance. But if that employee’s skills aren’t right for your business, the results can be a disaster for all involved…

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Small Business: Recruit, or Wait for Resumes?

To recruit or not to recruit? This is the question facing many small businesses as the job market tightens.

Hiring a headhunter or recruiting firm can add expense to the hiring process. Why not just place ads and sift through the applicant’s resumes?

One big reason to consider recruiting…

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