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Screening Questions to Ask During a Phone Interview (+ Phone Interview Tips)
By Skye Schooley | July 10, 2024

Learn how to conduct a phone screen interview and what phone interview questions to ask a candidate.

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What You Should Know About Noncompete Agreements
By Skye Schooley | July 10, 2024

Learn how a noncompete agreement works and how to include one in your company policies.

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How to Negotiate When Hiring Freelancers
By Bennett Conlin | July 10, 2024

If you need additional help but can’t afford to hire a full-time employee, working with a freelancer is a good option. Here’s how to negotiate fairly.

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Boo! The Scary Reality of Employee Ghosting
By Skye Schooley | July 01, 2024

Job seekers and employees are ghosting employers more than ever. Learn how to stop this trick from happening to you.

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The Hidden Ways Gender Bias Can Sabotage Recruitment
By Skye Schooley | July 01, 2024

Learn what gender bias looks like and how to avoid it in your hiring process.

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Why Hiring People With Disabilities Is Good for Business
By Jennifer Dublino | May 17, 2024

Hiring people with disabilities is good for business and the economy. Learn the upsides of hiring people with disabilities and fostering inclusivity.

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Up in Smoke: Should Businesses Still Drug Test for Marijuana?
By Skye Schooley | May 17, 2024

Amid increased legalization, the debate on whether to still drug test employees for weed use is complicated. See the pros and cons here.

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Who Are You Hiring? The Shocking Cost of Resume Fraud
By Skye Schooley | April 17, 2024

Find out what resume fraud is, how it may impact your small business, and how to spot it.

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Comparing Candidates: Should You Hire Experienced Workers or Recent College Graduates?
By Skye Schooley | April 04, 2024

Why might hiring a recent college graduate be a better choice for your business than a seasoned professional? Here's a closer look at the options.

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10 HR Interview Questions for Employers
By Skye Schooley | April 04, 2024

Hiring a good HR manager for your business starts with asking the right questions. Check out a list of the best interview questions for HR.

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7 Signs It’s Time to Hire Your First HR Person
By Skye Schooley | April 04, 2024

By hiring someone to handle HR in-house, small business owners can save time and increase confidence that their HR is being handled responsibly.

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Small Business Guide to Hiring a Social Media Manager
By Kiely Kuligowski | April 04, 2024

Are you considering hiring a social media manager for your business? Find out what to look for, where to find one and how much you should pay.

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Why It’s Important New Hires Fit a Company’s Culture
By Andrew Martins | April 01, 2024

Business owners who want a cohesive workplace must ensure new hires fit the company culture. Learn why a cultural fit is vital and how to qualify people.

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How to Hire and Staff for Your Business
By Chad Brooks | March 18, 2024

Learn strategies and techniques for hiring employees as you build up a staff for your small business.

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Bookkeeper
By Derek Gallimore | February 14, 2024

Hiring a financial professional like a bookkeeper can help you save money and time. But it's crucial to understand the downsides as well as the upsides.

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Finding Talented Freelancers: 12 Websites Worth Searching
By Jennifer Dublino | February 14, 2024

Freelance workers help your company expand your team while keeping overhead to a minimum. Learn about 12 websites where you can find talented freelancers.

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Physical Height Is a “Complex” Hiring Bias
By Ali Saleh | February 14, 2024

Don’t let your shorter workers get the short end of the stick.

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How to Fast-Track Productivity for New Hires
By Ben Baran | February 14, 2024

Onboarding … on schedule.

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Don’t Go It Alone: The Case for Hiring a Marketing Expert
By Jennifer Dublino | February 02, 2024

While entrepreneurs can do it all, they should leave digital marketing to the experts. Learn how a digital marketing expert can improve your bottom line.

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8 Hiring Challenges Facing Small Business Owners
By Skye Schooley | February 01, 2024

Discover how your small business can overcome the many challenges associated with hiring.

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How to Hire Immigrant Workers for Your Small Business
By Skye Schooley | January 12, 2024

Small businesses have a lot to think about when dealing with immigration and foreign employees. Learn about visas, work authorization I-9 forms and more.

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Owning Your Onboarding Process Is the Key to Success With New Hires
By Miranda Fraraccio | January 03, 2024

Make sure your new hires are onboarded successfully so they are set up for success in their new roles.

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Company Culture Metrics: What You Need to Be Tracking and Why
By Miranda Fraraccio | January 03, 2024

Here are some important measures of performance in the office and components of company culture that you need to be tracking.

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How to Recruit New Employees
By Skye Schooley | November 06, 2023

Effective recruiting strategies can improve your workforce and save you money. Learn what the recruitment process is and how to conduct it.

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Why Companies Are Choosing Freelancers Over Full-Time Employees
By Jennifer Dublino | November 06, 2023

More businesses are outsourcing project-based jobs to freelancers instead of hiring full-time staff. Learn the pros and cons of hiring freelancers.

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What Is a Criminal Background Check?
By Patrick Proctor | November 06, 2023

This guide introduces the concept of criminal background checks and why employers might use one when recruiting and hiring new employees.

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Hiring Smart: 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Hiring
By Evyatar Sagie | November 06, 2023

Finding the right employees is key to your business's success. Follow these tips to find workers who are a good fit for the organization and role.

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Background Checks: Can You DIY?
By Skye Schooley | November 06, 2023

Employers may run background checks on candidates. If you're wondering what a background check can reveal about you, run a personal background check.