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Your small business has weathered its ups and downs, but the slow economic recovery has caused you to rethink everything. No longer can you expect robust earnings month over month — indeed, just turning a profit can be a big challenge with rising regulations, health care costs, and sharp competition weighing in.
If you have ever considered working for yourself you’ll be joining tens of millions of Americans that have ventured out on their own. Many started their businesses on the side and, once firmly established, quit their regular jobs to devote full attention to their budding enterprises.
To carry out your business’ operation you need employees whom you can trust. Sharing information about your business without your authorization can damage your company, perhaps through exposing trade secrets to a competitor or sharing new product strategy.
Human Resources professionals have their work cut out for them especially when a critical new hire has to be found, vetted and hired.
Casual Fridays began in the 1980s, a non-compensation perk that allowed employees to dress down once per week. It was initiated during a deep recession when businesses were looking for ways to boost morale, given that pay increases were limited or frozen.
Available and publicized job openings mean the receipt of multiple applications, sometimes numbering in the hundreds for just one position. Human Resources departments are often strained under the weight of the responses, but careful consideration must be made to ensure that competitive candidates are not overlooked.