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Hiring Better Fitting Employees

Hiring an employee is knowing what you are looking for and how to find it in an applicant. Considering hiring a new employee? Despite what we see in the movies, meeting an interesting stranger, hitting it off after a few
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How to Keep Your Best Employees

It can be difficult for Hispanic small businesses to retain top talent; however, it’s not impossible. In this article, you can learn the main reasons employees leave and how to prevent turnover of your best performers. Losing a…
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Confidence is Key to Getting Hired

Getting hired requires confidence that often trumps skills when it comes to the intangible connection between interviewer and interviewee. The key to getting hired is not always about possessing ‘required’ skills. More importantly  
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The 9 Key Pitfalls of Hiring

Hispanic small businesses must be aware of laws relating to the hiring of employees. As any Hispanic small business owner knows, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of federal, state and local laws that must be
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6 Tips for Career Success

Here are 6 career tips, habits that I adopted based on Stephen R. Covey's great advice. When it comes to career tips and success, it's hard to think of a better career advice checklist than Stephen R. Covey's "The 7 Habits of
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Promoting Diversity

It’s Not Just Good Business. It May Be Legal Business Promoting diversity in the workplace helps businesses recruit and retain qualified employees and respond to the needs of customers in the global marketplace. And in some
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8 Signs of Employee Depression

Understanding your employee's symptoms of depression is vital to your business productivity and their health The holidays are a complicated time of year for any business. The workplace can be filled with merriment and good…
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The Complexities of Co-Ownership

Offering employees co-ownership or a piece of the company can be complicated-and risky-undertaking. As an alternative to increasing cash compensation, many employers are choosing to offer stock options to attract and retain
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Firing Without Getting Burned

Before firing an employee make sure you have a code of standards in place to avoid wrongful discharge litigation Wrongful discharge lawsuits are an unfortunate fact of life for today’s business owners. In light of this,…
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The New Work Force

Independent workers will soon become the majority. Is it time to choose that path? I was recently laid off from my job as director of creative development at The Weather Channel. This is my second layoff since 2009. I have…
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To Unionize or Not to Unionize?

Hispanic business considerations for employees and entrepreneurs regarding unions. One of the most important decisions that employees can face is whether to elect a union to represent their interests. When confronted…
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Background Check

Avoid the pitfalls that come with conducting a background check. For many employers, obtaining background checks on applicants or employees is a routine part of doing business. Indeed, some employers, such as educational institutions,…
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Parents Have Rights

The law respects employees’ family obligations. You should too. There is a growing trend of lawsuits filed in U.S. courts by workers alleging discrimination because of their obligations to care for children,
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Managing Religious Diversity

Just what is ‘reasonable accommodation?’ America boasts a multitude of religious faiths, and they are not felt lightly. In a recent poll, most respondents said that religion plays a "very important" role in their lives. Of course,
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Fire Hazard

How to dismiss an employee without getting sued The risk of a "wrongful discharge" lawsuit is an unfortunate fact of life for today's business owner. Nevertheless, sometimes an unsatisfactory employee must be fired. Here's the right
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