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Decisions, Decisions: Hiring a Marketing Expert vs. Doing It Yourself
BY Tim Dearlove

Each has its pros and cons. These tips will help you decide which option is better.

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7 Tools to Better Manage Freelancers and Contractors
BY Cabe Atwell

Make your team of freelancers efficient and productive with these tech tools.

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Should Your Business Use Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts?
BY Justin O. Walker

Let's explore the pros and cons of arbitration clauses for your business.

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How to Hire a Great Web Developer
BY Matt D'Angelo

Finding the right help can be daunting, but there are some useful tips to ease your pain.

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Navigating Your Team to a Successful IPO and Beyond
BY Mike Tuchen

Advice from a CEO one year after going public

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3 Marks of a Bad Legal Blog Post – and 8 Marks of a Good One
BY Qamar Zaman

It's better for a law firm not to blog at all than to have a bad blog. Here are some tips.

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Annual Reviews are Out. Performance Management Is In
BY Stuart Hearn

These are the core elements of an effective performance management system.

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Corporate Wellness Programs: Health Benefits With Some Legal Risks
BY Justin O. Walker

Learn the risks associated with creating a corporate wellness program at your business.

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5 Performance Management Practices You Need to Eliminate Today
BY Stuart Hearn

High employee turnover and low morale are signals it's time to make way for new practices.

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From Blue to White: The Gig Economy's Incredible Transformation
BY Michael Burdick

Three Ways You Can Prepare for the Freelance Future

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10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Magento Developer
BY Rich Sharptek

Your e-commerce store on this popular platform needs the right person to bring it to life.

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7 Tactics for Ramping Up Sales Hires
BY Anna Johansson

Give your new sales reps the tools they need to succeed

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How to Make Performance Appraisals Meaningful and Relevant
BY Stuart Hearn

Productive discussions with employees

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How to Turn Change Management Into Personal Development
BY Lynette Reed

Making the most of a changing work environment

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How to Manage a Location-Independent Marketing Team
BY Disha Dinesh

Tools and tips for getting the best from your remote workers

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What are the basic steps to take for staffing a startup?
QUESTION | BY Patrick Monchie | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/05/17

I want to start a handyman business. How do I gather commited workers who know there is no funds and only get paid after a job? More like contract staffing who believe in the same vision I have.

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How Small Businesses Can Build In-House Recruiting
BY Andrew Reiffenberger

Attract top talent without paying fees

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5 Areas Where Attention to Detail Can Create an Effective Organization
BY Lynette Reed

The little things matter.

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The Ultimate Retirement Guide for Small Business Owners
BY Gerald Baum

Finding a strategy for the future

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How do I find reliable and competent employees?
QUESTION | BY Daniel Song | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/29/17

I'm in the executive training business and I need really competent people who have talents in teaching as well as a good acumen for managemnt contents. But it is hard to find such people. Is there...

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Ready to Change Your Company Culture? It Starts at the Top
BY Joseph Spiezio

Getting employees to lead the charge

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Performance Reviews: Which Type is the Best Fit for Your Company?
BY Steffen Maier

How often is enough? And which style is best?

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Hiring for Retail: A Guide to Building the Right Team
BY Amy Nichol Smith

It starts with the interview and ends with you.

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Your Employees Feel Underappreciated. Here's What You Can Do to Fix It
BY Stuart Hearn

When employees feel undervalued, it's usually not about money

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Put the “Pro” in “Productive”: Balancing Traditional & Nontraditional Practices in Workplace Culture
BY Jason Richmond

Each new generation in our workforce is a catalyst for change in workplace culture.

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Building Your Team: A Guide to Hiring Right
BY Karina Fabian

Find the best fit who will stick with your construction business.

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5 Movies With Surprisingly Valuable Performance Management Lessons
BY Stuart Hearn

Sometimes critical management lessons come from the most unlikely of places - including beloved films.

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9 Steps to Set up a Remote Team
BY Felix Tarcomnicu

Setting up an effective remote team needs time, effort, strategy and execution.

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Solving Team Dysfunction: How to Move Your Team From "Storming" to "Performing"
BY Michael Henman

You can equip yourself with the skills to make this phase less turbulent for all.

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In a Hurry to Get Employee Feedback? Use This Method
BY Alison Davis

In a few weeks, you can complete a focus group project that gives you employee feedback.