Small Businesses

Tips, tricks and more to help small business make smarter and faster recruiting decisions.

  • Survey: 2 in 3 Small Business Employers Use Social Media to Screen Candidates

    Survey: 2 in 3 Small Business Employers Use Social Media to Screen Candidates

    These days, people use social media sites to research everything from restaurants they should eat at and hotels they should stay at to house cleaning and automotive services. So it makes sense...

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  • Study: Only 50% of Small Businesses Have a Structured Onboarding Process

    Study: Only 50% of Small Businesses Have a Structured Onboarding Process

    There are two types of small businesses: Those that have a structured onboarding process for new hires and those that don’t. Where do you fall? New research suggests that if you fall into the...

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  • Small Business Employers Reveal Hiring Plans for Second Half of 2017

    Small Business Employers Reveal Hiring Plans for Second Half of 2017

    Now that it’s the half point of 2017, it’s a good time to check in and get a pulse on how small business employers and workers are feeling about their plans for the second half of the year....

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  • ADP Report: Small Businesses Created 17,000 Jobs in June

    ADP Report: Small Businesses Created 17,000 Jobs in June

    Highlights from the June 2017 ADP Small Business Employment Report.

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  • How to Fix 5 Common Talent Management Mistakes

    How to Fix 5 Common Talent Management Mistakes

      Talent management today is no easy task at a small business. While may have fewer employees to keep track of, there’s still a lot to handle – from workforce planning to recruiting and hiring...

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  • How to Avoid 5 Common Onboarding Mistakes at Your Small Business

    How to Avoid 5 Common Onboarding Mistakes at Your Small Business

    An employee’s first days, weeks and even months on the job are the most crucial to their success, which makes onboarding a crucial process for small businesses to have. And yet, only 32 percent of...

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  • 9 Competitive Benefits for Small Businesses

    9 Competitive Benefits for Small Businesses

    Competitive benefits do not have to be expensive. There are plenty of low-cost benefits small businesses can offer that will attract and retain top employees.

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  • Why Your Small Business Needs an EVP and 5 Steps to Build It

    Why Your Small Business Needs an EVP and 5 Steps to Build It

    An EVP, short for “employee value proposition,” is the set of offerings a company promises its employees in return for contributing their time and talent. Find out why you need one and how to...

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  • Survey: Majority of Small Business Employees Feel Burned Out at Work

    Survey: Majority of Small Business Employees Feel Burned Out at Work

    Vacation season is here, and it seems as if the majority of small business employees could desperately use one. According to new research from CareerBuilder, 3 in 5 workers at small businesses (59...

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  • How to Succeed as a One-Person HR Team

    How to Succeed as a One-Person HR Team

    Running a small HR team has a unique set of challenges. Use these tips to survive and thrive as an HR team of one.

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  • 6 Ways to Stop Employee Turnover in Its Tracks

    6 Ways to Stop Employee Turnover in Its Tracks

    At small businesses, employee turnover is no small deal. Staff sizes are already small, so when one person leaves, it makes an impact. Here's how you can stop employee turnover before it starts.

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  • 4 Recruitment Metrics Every Small Business Needs

    4 Recruitment Metrics Every Small Business Needs

    Overwhelmed by all the possible recruitment metrics to track? Focus your time and effort on a few that will yield data you can use to make better decisions.

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  • 4 Essential Soft Skills for Small Business

    4 Essential Soft Skills for Small Business

    Soft skills are increasingly important in the business world. Here are the soft skills to look for in potential employees at your small business.

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  • 3 Ways Salary Transparency Could Benefit Your Small Business

    3 Ways Salary Transparency Could Benefit Your Small Business

    Salary transparency may be a scary concept, but it could benefit your small business in multiple ways.

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  • 6 Ways the Best Small Business Managers Set Themselves Apart

    6 Ways the Best Small Business Managers Set Themselves Apart

    The heights a small business can reach depend largely on the competency of management. But what distinguishes an unsuccessful manager from a successful one? Check out these habits of effective...

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  • Hiring? Watch Out for These Red Flags

    Hiring? Watch Out for These Red Flags

    Get to know some common red flags that can tell you to reconsider a candidate and dig deeper before moving ahead in the hiring process.

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  • How to Assess Potential Employees Using Pre-Employment Tests

    How to Assess Potential Employees Using Pre-Employment Tests

    Using pre-employment tests to evaluate potential employees can assist with hiring decisions and help you avoid hiring mistakes.

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  • How To Write a Powerful Job Posting

    How To Write a Powerful Job Posting

    With this infographic, learn how to write an effective job posting to attract the right candidates.

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  • 9 Steps to Creating an Amazing First Week for Your New Hire

    9 Steps to Creating an Amazing First Week for Your New Hire

    Create an effective, unforgettable first week for your new hire and set the tone for a prosperous tenure at your small business.

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  • Forget Skills. Hire for Attitude First

    Forget Skills. Hire for Attitude First

    Can't find qualified candidates? Hire employees for their attitude and train them for the skills you need.

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