A new survey reveals a strong benefits package — even more than salary — can help employers recruit and retain top workers.
Hiring, training, leading, compensating and retaining employees are among the biggest challenges in a small business. Browse real-world advice, tips and resources on how to build a great team.
Dealing with an employee who just isn't working out can be stressful for any business manager. But for small business owners, the situation can be critical. With a small team, it can be extremely detrimental to have anyone functioning below par. So how do you go about handling an under performing employee?
You've heard plenty about the need to market to Millennials, no doubt. But now that this group makes up a stunning 50 percent of the workforce and will soon control nearly $7 billion in liquid assets collectively, you may want to think bigger.
As a small business owner, where do you stand in the minimum wage debate? New research finds that a majority of small business owners do support a wage hike for those making the least per hour.
If you're looking to expand the size of your small business team, you will inevitably run across someone making a total career change. Here are some reasons why a career changer may be the right fit for your growing company.
Keeping happy employees goes beyond a competitive salary and health insurance. Adding in some other fringe benefits -- at little cost to the company -- can address your team's real-life wants and needs, too.
More than 3 million Americans work at least part of their week at home. So your small business is more likely going to be relying on the services of a remote worker, if it hasn't already. So, who is the average work-from-home person?
Having a healthy team can lead to increased overall company productivity. It can also drive down the cost of running your business. And these are just a few benefits of a company wellness program.
Independent contractors are a hugely important part of the economy today, especially for small businesses. But now the U.S. Department of Labor is again suggesting the classification is being misapplied. And some suggest crackdowns may be coming soon.
As an entrepreneur or small business owner, you're the one responsible to build a strong company culture. Shape your company culture the way you want it. Don't simply let it evolve on its own without your guidance. Think of it as your company's personality. Are you happy with the personality your business exhibits?
Big salaries aren't the only way to attract top talent. Plenty of companies have other perks too to attract the people they need and retain them for the long haul. From opportunities to work abroad to training opportunities and even company wide BBQ, there are many ways to lure the employees you want.
Great employees are the key to your company's success. But how do you recruit the best and brightest and then have them sick around for the long haul? Check out these suggestions on how to build a team that lasts.