5 Surprising Traits to Look for When Hiring

Hiring_the_right_candidateHiring someone is a big commitment but sometimes, looking for these 5 “surprising” qualities can help ensure your decision is a good one.

Hiring good, reliable, and highly skilled people is one of the most important elements for your business’ success. It can also be the most difficult if you can’t find the right candidates immediately. Often, business owners turn to either hiring an expert to help them find the right candidate or to a hiring software that weeds out candidates based on keyword searches. However, most business owners don’t hire experts since it’s too costly, while relying only on software eliminates the human element needed to ensure you have the right person.

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7 Tips for Conducting a Successful (and Painfree!) Exit Interview

Exit_InterviewsExit interviews can be a little uncomfortable but are extremely important for improving business success. Start mining useful information from exit interviews by following these 7 tips.

If you’re a business owner, you’re probably not fully utilizing one of the simplest and most valuable tools to make your business stronger: the exit interview. It’s more than just an awkward goodbye (even though it doesn’t have to be painful). An exit interview is a discovery tool that uncovers patterns you may be too close to see.

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How to Use Onboarding to Make Your Business Better

Onboarding new employeesUnderstand why onboarding is so important to your business and take these 9 steps for success.
I’ve appreciated everything I’ve learned during my short time here but I just don’t think that I’m a good fit for your company. 

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7 Ways Business Owners Can Increase Productivity

ProductivityThese must-dos will free up your time and lower your stress level.

All business owners struggle with improving time management and productivity. However, as an entrepreneur or small business owner, struggling can feel more like drowning. Since you’re required to do more with less, you wear a variety of hats, juggle many tasks, and control nearly every aspect of your business.

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7 Ways to Grow Your Business Through Downsizing

Downsizing office spaceGrowing your bottom line may mean downsizing your office spaceHowever, before you downsize, here are some things to think about.  

usiness owners often think that growing their business means relocating to a bigger space. While that’s often true, growing your business can also mean downsizing your physical office space. We know it sounds counter-intuitive but it’s a growing trend for businesses that want to expand their bottom line and manage expenses. After all, thanks to the web conferencing and the cloud, many businesses no longer need a lot of physical space for conference rooms, filing cabinets, or server rooms 

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