Hiring & Training Employees

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Best Practices for Firing Employees

Involuntary terminations—firings or layoffs—are seldom pleasant experiences for either manager or employee, but it’s more unpleasant for everyone involved if you wait too long to let someone go. Involuntary [more…]

The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing

Outsourcing is the practice of turning over an entire function (shipping, payroll, benefits administration, security, computer networking) to an outside specialist. In many cases, the outside firm’s employees [more…]

How to Process Résumés More Effectively

The ability to process résumés effectively is a key element in improving human resources efficiency. This means quickly separating the best candidates from the worst. Based on résumés alone, you’d think [more…]

How Efficient Is Your Hiring Process?

You should examine the efficiency of your hiring process. People generally assume that when hiring decisions go wrong, the fault lies with bad judgment during the interview process. However, this view [more…]

Put People First When Setting HR Goals

Consider two aspects of contemporary business. On the one hand, in order to thrive, your organization must be diligent, competitive, and keenly focused on bottom-line results. But at the same time, most [more…]

Set Up an Efficient Onboarding Process for New Employees

Your onboarding program for new employees can be as elaborate as a six-week combination training and boot camp or as simple as a series of scheduled one-on-one conversations between the new employee and [more…]

How-to Hire Outsourced Workers for Your Micro-Entrepreneurial Business

Hiring outsourced workers for your micro-entrepreneurial business is very simple to do, but you need to outsource the right way to prevent problems. Outsourcing your work, if done right, is one way in [more…]

7 Great Outsourcing Websites for Micro-Entrepreneurs

Hiring outsourced workers for your micro-entrepreneurial business is easy if you choose carefully and are aware of potential problems. For micro-entrepreneurs just getting started with outsourcing, agencies [more…]

Find Virtual Assistants for Your Micro-Entrepreneurial Business

If your micro-entrepreneurial business needs are mundane or administrative, then look into the world of virtual assistants. Virtual assistants are outsourced workers that provide administrative services [more…]

Find Occasional Small Job Assistance for Your Micro-Entrepreneurial Business

If all you need for your micro-entrepreneurial business is the occasional task or a small job done, then maybe you don’t need full-blown outsourcing assistance. You may just need someone to complete a [more…]

Market Your Micro-Entrepreneurial Blog with Microtasking Jobs

Utilize microtasking jobs to market your blog. For a small cost, you can have someone microtask tweets, emails, or linked postings to boost viewership of your blog. When you go to a microtask site, you [more…]

How to Hire Permanent Employees for Your Micro-Entrepreneurial Business

Hiring an employee isn’t a light decision, so if you decide to add permanent people for your micro-entrepreneurial business, tread carefully. Outsourcing is a temporary and limited solution for some workload [more…]

How to Pour the Perfect Beer in a Bar

Although customers in your bar choose a beer based on its taste, you can impress them by serving an attractive glass of beer. How that glass looks depends on two things: how clean the glass is and how [more…]

How to Pretty Up Bar Drinks with Garnishes

Garnishes, those little decorations that add color or flavor to a drink, can make or break a cocktail in your bar. What’s a Bloody Mary without a crisp and cool celery spear? Or a gin and tonic without [more…]

How to Train New Bar Employees

In the world of bars and restaurants, there are as many ways to do things as there are owners and managers. Even when you hire experienced em-ployees, you need to train them to do things the way you want [more…]


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