1. Articles in category: Hiring

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    1. Small businesses mildly hopeful on Obama jobs plan

      WASHINGTON -- Small businesses, the focus of President Barack Obama's job-creation plan, say they wouldn't suddenly boost hiring if his proposed tax cuts took effect. But they say his sweeteners could spur companies that were considering hiring to take the plunge -- if their sales picked up.
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    2. Thinking beyond pay to keep your star employees

      FORTUNE -- The team at Scott Belsky's company, Behance, is made up of people he calls "long-term greedy instead of short-term greedy." They understand that the fast-growing business, which serves as a web platform for creative professionals to showcase their work, often requires its employees to blend their work and personal lives and to think about work beyond normal business hours. Behance staffers also understand, Belsky says, that it's not the type of company where they can walk into the boss's office to demand a raise, and where pay decisions often come down to paying staff more or hiring more people to manage the company's growth, which currently receives around 50 million page views a month.
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    3. This Week in Small Business: Fat, Flat and Falling

      This Week in Small Business: Fat, Flat and Falling
      The ISM Non-Manufacturing Index shows a slower expansion in June. The office market vacancy rate was flat in the second quarter compared to the first. Americans are getting fatter. Factory orders rose in May. Consumer bankruptcy filings fall 8 percent in the first half of 2011. Mall vacancies rise. The Los Angeles Times reports that gas prices are unlikely to rise much more this summer.
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    4. How To Hire High Performers

      How To Hire High Performers
      From VICTOR BULLARA: Imagine spending just 30 minutes evaluating a $250,000 computer equipment purchase. If that investment in equipment turned out to be a bad decision, do you think anyone would lose sleep over it? Could they even lose their job over it? What about making similarly bad decisions about the next employee you hire? According to a 2009 study by Development Dimensions International, 47 percent of the 2,000 managers surveyed said their job-candidate interviews lasted less than 30 minutes, and 44 percent admitted they relied on their gut instinct to make the decision. Both types of decisions involve a similar level of investment, so they should be approached with a similar level of discipline. American Home Shield, the major-appliance warranty arm of ServiceMaster, has about 1,500 employees. A critical department had an annual turnover rate of 89 percent, and the company estimated the direct financial costs ...
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    5. Is it Time to Hire Again?

      Is it Time to Hire Again?
      Jewish Business NewsIs it Time to Hire Again?Jewish Business NewsI've spoken to thousands of small business owners in Illinois over the course of 2010 and the cash flow is there.” Still, Kite said it will be a while before he expects most small business to start hiring again. “We are only just getting back to where ...and more »
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    6. Small Business Optimism Hits 3-Year High in January

      Small Business Optimism Hits 3-Year High in January
      Small businesses in the U.S. continue to feel better about their prospects, little by little. But the incremental progress is beginning to add up. Small business optimism in January reached a new 3-year high, according to the National Federation of Independent Businesses (.pdf). Most signs are showing that the sector is slowly improving, but the new report also shows hiring isn't yet speeding up.
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