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Is your business facing the need for additional man power? Does the workload or budget warrant hiring a full-time employee? If not, consider the alternatives covered in this article: temporary help services, employee leasing, professional employer organizations, and service contracting.
The on-boarding of staff members can be confusing to newcomers. Yet, this is a time when most employees build important relationships-- friendships, in fact, that can double the chances of those new employees being satisfied at work. In excerpts from his recent book "Vital Friends", author Tom Rath shares suggestions for both formal and informal orientation processes.
Changes in the temporary staffing industry could help you hold down labor costs--if you are willing to be a tough negotiator who shops around.
This article, written by Jeff Dennis, a serial entrepreneur, outlines for entrepreneurs a set of best practices on considering, selecting, and utilizing a board of advisers.
In research conducted by the Gallup organization with more than eight million subjects, employees are more likely to stay with the organization, have more engaged customers, and will be more productive if they have ties of friendship to others in the organization--especially their bosses. An exemplary boss is one who gets to know employees on an individual basis, tailoring their management to the individual.
Want to be an employer of choice? Don't simply ask employees for specific results. Train them in behaviors that produce those results--and then provide consequences that change and reinforce those behaviors. Part 1 of two parts, this article offers seven implementable suggestions for cracking the "motivational code."
Experienced entrepreneurs are commonly tapped to serve as outside directors for promising early-stage companies. VC and blogger Brad Feld provides some rules of thumb for compensating these valuable assets.
Based on customer feedback and commonly searched terms, this page provides a shortcut to the information and services the Department of Labor offers on various labor and employment topics.
There is a difference between employees showing a passion for the employer (which is great to have) versus a passion for their work (which is a crucial part of productivity). The advice given here is to "let people do what they want and need to do" and to keep out of the way of success.
A husband-and-wife team who founded an Internet telecommunications company began to tackle one of the toughest challenges facing them: They looked to find a CEO, a replacement for themselves as heads of the business.
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