Employment Articles For Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners

August Job Stats Not as Promising as Projected

Amidst the data pointing to an improving economy, statistics involving the employment of Americans failed to meet expectations as of August 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Unemployment rate slumped to 6.1% but hiring was less than the 225,000projections by economists. There were only 142,000 jobs added as of August 2014, the statistics [...]

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The Art, Science of Managing the Virtual Team

Balancing Time, Focus – Today, team members come from inside and outside the company and may be working in the same town or across the globe. They come together for a specific project and set of goals. For the project to succeed, the project/program manager has to clear the path for the team members, keep [...]

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Things Move Too Fast to Overlook Half the Workforce

“Everybody knows women are fragile. I mean, they’re all emotions, no logic, there’s nothing going on upstairs. Every once in a while, they say something that’s a little inconvenient.” – Carol Dexter, “Changeling,” Imagine Entertainment, 2008 If you listen to some guys, you’d swear women shouldn’t touch technology. They don’t realize that if it weren’t [...]

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Leadership and Management: What’s the Difference?

Precisely among most frequently rehashed topic for debate and discussion in the field of business are the concepts behind being a leader and a manager. Taken from their exact terms, leaders are meant to lead people, while a manager is expected to manage tasks. More often than not, however, the two ideas are misrepresented and [...]

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4 Ways To Rehire Employees Who Have Left Your Business

Welcoming new workers who aren’t exactly new – those have left the company and have come back – is increasingly becoming a more common phenomenon in businesses. Entrepreneurs are seeing the value of getting boomerang employees back on board, particularly those who have spent a considerable time and earned significant experience working in the company. [...]

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A Lot of Factors Go into Male, Female Pay Disparity

“You’re the first woman I’ve seen at one of these things that dresses like a woman, not like a woman thinks a man would dress if he was a woman.” – Jack Trainer, “Working Girl,” 20th Century Fox, 1988 A few months back, enough U.S. Senators pooled their votes and defeated the equal pay bill [...]

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Hiring For Startups

One of the most formidable challenges in launching a successful startup is finding the right mix of talent, skills and attitudes to support your business model. I believe that great ideas only come to life with great people, so follow these Do’s and Don’ts and you’ll be in good shape on the ‘human capital’ front. [...]

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Small Business News: Does Obama Know How To Create Jobs?

Fox Business released the video and transcript of IFA President Steve Caldeira’s interview criticizing U.S. President Barack Obama’s tax policies.  Caldeira laments the president’s “legendary” neglect of the job problem in the nation.  He does not buy the president’s argument that he’s been too busy to meet the Jobs council.  He says the president just [...]

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Largest Veteran Hiring Fair Held In Detroit

Brad Cooper in The White House Blog reports on his experience when he joined the Department of Veterans Affairs and thousands of veterans at the largest hiring fair held in Detroit in July.  This fair for veterans was a continuation of the efforts of First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden’s Joining Forces Initiative [...]

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Taking Control of Your Own Future

Paranoid or Proactive – Some spend their workdays in quiet desperation, hoping they will never be found out, while others have gained confidence in using uncertainty as a challenge to help their company – and themselves – to move forward. It’s not always easy, but it does make your days interesting. You either know from [...]

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4 Tips to Running a Productive Workforce

In today’s growing economy, more and more businesses are opening every day that employ millions of Americans. With the unemployment rate slowly decreasing, more and more people are starting to get jobs. So how can you tell if the people you hire are going to be a good fit for the company and are going [...]

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5 Jobs That Pay Well Without a College Degree

The common line of thinking goes that if you want to make good money as an adult, you need to get a college degree. And sure, plenty of lucrative fields of employment require a college degree, and sometimes multiple. But college isn’t for everyone. Those going straight into the workforce after high school will be [...]

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Using Social Networking Sites in the Hiring Process

Social media websites can offer substantial opportunities for employers who are searching for information about prospective employees. However, these social networking sites also create serious challenges if employers want to use them for employee screening purposes and background checks. For some businesses, searching for the names of potential employees on popular social networking sites such [...]

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When to Quit your Job to Become an Entrepreneur

Karen Klein at Businessweek.com compiled answers on a question from a reader who wants to know when the right time is to quit one’s job.  The reader wants to open his or her own business.  Various experts on entrepreneurship have different ideas.  A business coach from New York advises to “wait until their new venture [...]

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Need a Part Time Job?

In this harsh economic time, many people do all they can so as to be able to make ends meet. Most people normally prefer to find a part time job so as to get an extra source of income. However, part time jobs may not be easy to come by if you do not have [...]

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Employing An Age-Diverse Workforce

By 2020, almost a third of the workforce will be over the age of 50. The number of “mature workers” is steadily increasing around the world, and research proves that more of us are looking to work longer. Research carried out by Prudential shows that 40% of us want to carry on working past 65. [...]

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What Types of Financial Courses Can I Take in the UK?

If you are looking to start a career in finance, the UK offers a range of financial qualifications. Whether you are looking to get into accounting, private banking or sales and marketing there are lots of financial training courses based in London and around the UK to start your training. See some details below on [...]

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Experience Is Essential

I have a scenario you may be familiar with. You’re applying for a job. You reflect on what you want to do next, what engages you and what you can realistically get from your next move. Let’s suppose you’ve studied towards qualifications to work in a particular skilled sector of the economy. You can’t wait [...]

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3 Reasons to Run Background Checks on Employees

When it comes to hiring employees, we want to make sure we find the best ones out there.  Finding employees that will help out our business as though we would, is essential.  Though finding great employees may seem difficult, one way to weed out the bad ones is through running a simple background check.  Background [...]

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Top 100 Places to Work – Interstate Batteries Makes It Three in a Row

The Dallas Morning News’ Top 100 Places to Work is an annual search by the magazine.  Public and private companies, governments and nonprofit organizations with more than 50 employees may enter the contest.  For 2011, over a thousand companies were nominated.  The companies were rated through anonymous survey questions sent to employees of each.  They were [...]

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