Management

Google HR boss says asking these questions will instantly improve your job interviews

Interviews tailored to specific jobs and skills will yield the best results, says Google HR boss Laszlo Bock. Managers may want to keep interviews conversational or unique — asking weird questions like “What was the last costume you wore?” — but you’ll be doing both yourself and the candidate […] Click here to view full […]
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Minimum Wage Puzzle: Businesses Support Raises, Fret About Going Broke

They have backed efforts to address climate change, held countless fundraisers for local causes and been staunch supporters of progressive political candidates including President Barack Obama — but one thing they can’t fully get behind is the push for a swift and sharp increase in the minimum wage. Some […] Click here to view full […]
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Using Big Data to Make Better Pricing Decisions

It’s hard to overstate the importance of getting pricing right. On average, a 1 percent price increase translates into an 8.7 percent increase in operating profits (assuming no loss of volume, of course). Yet we estimate that up to 30 percent of the thousands of pricing decisions companies make every […] Click here to view full […]
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How immigrant entrepreneurs are making it

For immigrant-owned small businesses in the U.S., ties to their home countries can be very lucrative. Firsthand knowledge of the culture as well as connections abroad make immigrant entrepreneurs well-positioned to navigate the complicated export landscape. That’s true for Royce Leather, a family-owned leather […] Click here to view full article Join the conversation...Google+LinkedinFacebookPinterestRedditStumbleUponTwitterTumblremail
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How to Stress Less

Stress may seem an unavoidable side effect of a small business owner’s busy schedule, but it doesn’t have to rule your life, says speaker Maura Thomas of Austin, Texas, author of Personal Productivity Secrets and founder of RegainYourTime.com. Here, she shares three […] Click here to view full article Join the conversation...Google+LinkedinFacebookPinterestRedditStumbleUponTwitterTumblremail
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3 Management Mistakes You Should Definitely Avoid

As a leader, you know that your company can be tripped up by a host of unexpected events–a sudden economic shift, a new global competitor, a huge new market that you’ve somehow overlooked, an environmental disaster, or a technological breakthrough you haven’t foreseen. What you may not realize is […] Click here to view full […]
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How to Recruit Excellent Board Members

For many companies and associations, the creation of a board is an important step in adding value to an organization and ensuring that sound business decisions are made, and for all U.S. corporations, boards are required. However, recruiting the right board members is a daunting proposition for many, and the consequences […] Click here to […]
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Creative Options for Employee Perks

The media loves to rave about employee-friendly companies like  Google  and  Zappos  for their extensive employee perks, such as bowling alleys, unlimited food and on-site yoga. Some corporations even offer hockey rinks, rock walls and open bars for their staff. Why do businesses spend thousands or more on these […] Click here to view full […]
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