Small Businesses

Insight into how small businesses can make smarter and faster recruiting decisions.

  • What to Know Before Hiring Freelancers for Your Small Business

    What to Know Before Hiring Freelancers for Your Small Business

    If you’re among the 31 percent of small business employers who can’t find qualified talent to fill jobs, consider hiring freelancers or independent contractors. With an estimated 7.3 million...

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  • ADP Report: Small Businesses Added 38,000 Jobs in May

    ADP Report: Small Businesses Added 38,000 Jobs in May

    Highlights from the May 2018 ADP Small Business Employment Report.

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  • 5 Top Tips for Hiring Seasonal Summer Employees

    5 Top Tips for Hiring Seasonal Summer Employees

    It’s hard to believe it’s already time to start ramping up for the summer season. If you haven’t started recruiting and hiring employees for the summer months, now is the time to start. Use these...

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  • 3 Essential Elements of an Effective Small Business Recruitment Strategy

    3 Essential Elements of an Effective Small Business Recruitment Strategy

    How to create an effective small business recruitment strategy.

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  • 10 Phrases That Kill Employee Morale

    10 Phrases That Kill Employee Morale

                                  You may have heard that “employees don’t leave jobs, they leave people.” As the leader of your small business team, your...

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  • 5 Hiring Mistakes Even the Smartest Small Business Leaders Make

    5 Hiring Mistakes Even the Smartest Small Business Leaders Make

    How to recruit and hire new employees for your small business is something they don’t teach you in school – or on the job, for that matter. And yet, whom you choose to help run your business is...

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  • 6 Steps to Get Employees to Use Their Benefits

    6 Steps to Get Employees to Use Their Benefits

                  As a small business, benefits can be your competitive advantage when it comes to retaining employees and attracting new ones. In many cases, benefits are more...

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  • Survey: 3 in 4 Small Business Employers Have Hired the Wrong Person

    Survey: 3 in 4 Small Business Employers Have Hired the Wrong Person

    Have you ever hired someone for your small business, only to find out shortly thereafter that you’ve made a mistake? You’re far from alone: According to a new CareerBuilder survey, nearly three in...

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  • Survey Reveals 5 Small Business Hiring Trends for 2018

    Survey Reveals 5 Small Business Hiring Trends for 2018

    The start of a new year often marks the start of new projects and resolutions to do better, grow bigger and get stronger. And for small businesses, this is no exception. According to a recent...

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  • 2018 New Year's Resolutions for Your Small Business

    2018 New Year's Resolutions for Your Small Business

    When it comes to starting the new year, many of us see it as a chance to start again, and that mentality applies to our business, too. When considering what resolutions to make for your small...

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  • Study: 1 in 2 Small Business Employers Have Caught a Lie on a Resume

    Study: 1 in 2 Small Business Employers Have Caught a Lie on a Resume

    It’s estimated that 60 percent of people lie at least once during a 10-minute conversation. If you believe that, it should come as no surprise that many job candidates are lying to potential...

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  • Need Qualified Candidates for Your Small Business? 6 Hidden Talent Pools to Consider

    Need Qualified Candidates for Your Small Business? 6 Hidden Talent Pools to Consider

    It’s not easy out there for a small business employer. When you need to hire – and hire quickly – the time and costs associated with hiring can be significant. It doesn’t help that qualified...

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  • Tips for Hiring Holiday Workers at Your Small Business

    Tips for Hiring Holiday Workers at Your Small Business

    Doesn’t it seem as though the holiday season approaches earlier and earlier every year? This year was no exception. If you haven’t started hiring for the busy holiday season yet, the time to start...

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  • 6 Steps to Get Employees to Use Their Benefits

    6 Steps to Get Employees to Use Their Benefits

    As a small business, benefits can be your competitive advantage when it comes to retaining employees and attracting new ones.

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  • 6 Tips to Handle Underperforming Employees

    6 Tips to Handle Underperforming Employees

    If you’re a manager for long enough, chances are you’ll encounter an employee whose performance isn’t up to par.

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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?

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  • 5 Mistakes You May Be Making with Your Career Site

    5 Mistakes You May Be Making with Your Career Site

    When it comes to applying for jobs, most job seekers have a “try before you buy” mentality: 64 percent will do research on a company before they apply, according to recent CareerBuilder research....

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  • 7 Things to Include in Your Job Postings (and 2 to Leave Out)

    7 Things to Include in Your Job Postings (and 2 to Leave Out)

    When you have a position to fill at your small business, your staff feels it. Therefore, finding and hiring the right people – fast – is essential to your small businesses’ success....

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  • Offboarding for Small Businesses: What It Is and Why It Matters

    Offboarding for Small Businesses: What It Is and Why It Matters

    It’s never easy to see an employee leave your small business, no matter the circumstances. Aside from the emotional toll of seeing “one of your own” depart, there’s the headache of everything that...

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  • Survey: 3 in 4 Small Business Employees Live Paycheck to Paycheck

    Survey: 3 in 4 Small Business Employees Live Paycheck to Paycheck

    Do your employees seem particularly stressed out these days? The problem might have less to do with their workloads – and more to do with their bank accounts. More than 3 in 4 workers at...

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