Human Resources

The State of Corporate Compliance in 2014

More than 40,000 new laws and regulations became effective on January 1, 2014. Get ready to surround yourself with experts. As a successful American entrepreneur, you’re going to need them. You’re going to need HR experts, healthcare regulation experts, tax experts, compensation experts, and the list is going to get longer, not shorter, in the years […]

Posted by on Monday, March 10th, 2014
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How to Recruit Employees Using LinkedIn

Are you looking for new employees in skilled fields? Despite a high unemployment rate, it can often be difficult to recruit the right candidates for positions that require certain types of skills or backgrounds. Fortunately, LinkedIn—the business-focused social network with more than 175 million members—is an ideal place to scout for talent. Here are a […]

Posted by on Monday, May 6th, 2013
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The Operations Manual: Your Company’s Playbook

In some of our prior HBS posts we’ve offered entrepreneurs help on creating a host of vital but often overlooked documents, from the press release to both operating and cash-flow budgets. This week we’d like to continue with that theme by highlighting another valuable but often forgotten document: the operations manual. Most of us managed […]

Posted by on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
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5 Tips for Effectively Managing Remote Workers

Telework is exploding in popularity: According to a recent Consumer Technologies survey, 34 million Americans work from home at least occasionally; by 2016, experts estimate that 63 million workers will work for companies remotely. Telecommuting is better for the environment, and is known to increase workers’ happiness and productivity—but how do businesses fare when many […]

Posted by on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
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Reference Checking

You’ve found a great candidate and are ready to hire. Is it worthwhile to check references? Unfortunately, the answer is yes! It is a necessary evil, with a compelling purpose and if done well can protect the company and foster a healthy and productive employee relationship. Let’s dig in. During the interview process, ask the […]

Posted by on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
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