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Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: The Downside of Open Offices
Home Page Blog, Human resources for Small Business, Just Getting Started

Spurred by tech startups and tight recession-era budgets came a trend of open offices: large, open rooms where everyone shares the space. Open-plan offices are supposed to spur creativity and innovation, but are the employees in these offices really happy about the setup? A recent Quartz. com guide found evidence to the contrary. Read more…

    4 Secrets to Successfully Onboarding New Hires
    Home Page Blog, Human resources for Small Business, Leadership
    4 Secrets to Successfully Onboarding New Hires
    29 May 2013

    You’ve finally hired that employee you were looking for and you’re breathing a sign of relief. Not so fast! There’s still one crucial step in the hiring process: Bringing the new employee on board in a way that makes him or her feel welcome, part of the team and ready to get to work. Try these three tips for a smooth “onboarding” process. Read more…

      Are Small Business Owners Ready to Hire?
      current events, Home Page Blog, Human resources for Small Business

      How are small business owners feeling about their companies’ success nearly halfway through 2013? More than half (60 percent) are satisfied with their businesses’ financial performance, according to a new TD Bank survey of more than 600 U.S. small business owners. However, small businesses still face some challenges as the economy recovers. The biggest challenges small business owners foresee for 2013 are growing their businesses (51 percent), dealing the economic environment (45 percent) and managing cash flow (34 percent). Read more…

        How to Use Social Media to Find Job Candidates
        Facebook/Social Media, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog
        How to Use Social Media to Find Job Candidates
        24 May 2013

        Are you searching for job candidates the old-fashioned way—by placing want ads on newspaper or job search websites? That’s all well and good, but you can boost your chances of finding the perfect hire by expanding your job candidate outreach to include social media. Social media is a natural way to search for job candidates, and has some great benefits. First, if you get recommendations for job candidates from people you know, the candidates are already vetted because there’s a connection. Read more…

          For Your Next Hire, Think Out of the Box
          Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog, Human resources for Small Business
          For Your Next Hire, Think Out of the Box
          20 May 2013

          When you think about hiring, do you automatically think of hiring a full-time, permanent employee? There are many other options for hiring that can save you money, expand your range of possibilities and give you access to skills and talents you might not otherwise have. Here are four “out of the box” hiring options to consider. Hiring seniors. Read more…

            Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Hiring in the U.S.
            Business, current events, Entrepreneurship
            forum.web.com
            17 May 2013

            The U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) has revised the work eligibility form I-9 required when businesses hire new employees and made it available to employers as of May 7, 2013. To make sure you’re using the correct form, look for a 3/31/2016 expiration date. You do not need to fill out an I9 for any temporary workers, independent contractors or those employees living outside of the U.S. In addition to form I-9, you can also register for the E-Verify system. Read more…

              Secrets to Conducting a Successful Job Interview
              Business, Entrepreneurship, Home Page Blog
              Secrets to Conducting a Successful Job Interview
              17 May 2013

              If you’re like most small business owners, you hate interviewing potential employees almost as much as employees dread interviewing! Most entrepreneurs get stressed out about interviewing because they’re so busy they feel like they don’t have time for it, they’re shy and get nervous about talking to new people, or they just aren’t sure what to ask to do a good interview. Unfortunately, the way you conduct an interview can make the difference between hiring the perfect employee and hiring someone who leads to nothing but regrets. Be prepared. Read more…

                Do You Need to Hire an IT Expert?
                Business, Entrepreneurship, Getting Advanced
                Do You Need to Hire an IT Expert?
                15 May 2013

                While there’s much debate about hiring trends in the U.S. and among small business right now, there’s no question about one area of hiring: IT employees are hot. A Monster. com poll of companies that hire IT workers found that a majority of them are planning to hire IT staff in the next 60 days. Read more…

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