Human Resources

Suspect substance abuse? Unless you have a policy in place, your choice in how to respond is to either tolerate it or fire the employee

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Many business owners think that an office manager should be the last person you hire as your company grows. Those with experience say otherwise.

The benefits of hiring someone with a criminal record can outweigh the risks 

Medical treatment and lost wages ... When someone working on a roof falls and is injured, there's a price to pay

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The state is taking steps to combat the labor shortage

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Creating a successful internship program for your company is all about creating a process, including managing it

The last step in your hiring process may prove to be the most crucial

The trend toward more frequent, more subjective employee appraisals begs the question: What should you be measuring?

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Industry associations are taking direct action to help alleviate the labor shortage

People are your company's greatest asset—an asset that requires close attention and a strategic focus 

Immigrant installers can be a dream come true when you rise to the communication challenge

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Social media platform tests a new feature for hiring

Until recently, employees who left a company were considered disloyal and were often prohibited from being rehired. But today re-hires happen often enough to have a name—Boomerang employees.

Technology is a tool, but let's not forget that it's just that

Small Business Health Care Relief Act passes House

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As competition for workers intensifies, home improvement companies direct more efforts to training

remodelers and the new overtime regulations

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On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor redefined the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime threshold

Many home improvement business owners reaching a key growth stage will consider if, when, and how, to engage someone else to run their company

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Home improvement companies share secrets of success for recruiting young sales talent

The greater the effort made to prepare new hires for their job, the more likely it is that they will succeed

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