Telecommuting: Pros and Cons

14 Jan, 2002
Viable telecommuting programs require clear policies, advance trouble-shooting, and unconventional management styles. But they can pay off in happier, more productive workers.

How to Use Employment Contracts

14 Jan, 2002
In such a litigious society, all business owners need to understand the necessity for employment contracts (such as confidentiality agreements), at-will termination agreements and noncompete agreements. Should you use them? What's ...

How to Stay on the Right Side of Nondiscrimination Laws

14 Jan, 2002
Avoid discrimination in your company by taking a proactive stance. Following a few simple guidelines will help you to create and promote a workplace that encourages diversity and steers clear of ...

Revealing the Person Behind the Resume: Pre-employment Testing

14 Jan, 2002
Pre-employment testing is an easy way to ratchet your hiring process up to its most effective level. You can offer jobs only to candidates who promise to synergize with your team, ...

Phases of Leadership: Determining the Role of the Entrepreneur as the Company Grows

14 Jan, 2002
How long have you been at the top of your organization? Are you as thrilled by your position now as you were that first year? Are you as effective at your ...

How to Value Your Company

14 Jan, 2002
Find out why you should perform a valuation for your company. Then examine several valuation methods you should consider.

Smart, Simple Direct-Marketing Ideas

14 Jan, 2002
We've brainstormed a long list of basic marketing techniques to better attract your customer. Some of them don't even cost any money.

Hiring for Retention and Promotion

14 Jan, 2002
Place emphasis on internal succession planning, so the employees you mentor will be motivated to stick around for a long time.

Communication Tips: Public Speaking

14 Jan, 2002
Have you heard yourself speak recently? You gain or lose business because of what you say and how you say it. Learn ways to improve your style.

Understanding the Costs of Employee Turnover

14 Jan, 2002
Can anyone in your company give you a figure for TOTAL expenditures last year in replacing employees? You might be surprised to find that you are spending more on turnover than ...