Author:  Rieva Lesonsky

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Are Counteroffers Hurting Your Business?

By Rieva Lesonsky on May 21, 2015

Is your small business is working hard to hold onto talented employees? If so, you may not be happy to hear about a recent survey, in which 20 percent of executives report the number of counteroffers their companies have made …Read More


4 Ways to Manage Change in Your Business

By Rieva Lesonsky on March 31, 2015

Does any change in your business throw your employees for a loop? That’s only natural, because we humans are wired to have a fight-or-flight response to change. However, it can cause problems for your business. Learning how to manage change …Read More


How a Mission Statement Can Help You Hire Right

By Rieva Lesonsky on February 5, 2015

Do you have a mission statement for your small business? If so, is it tucked away in a drawer somewhere, or is it posted prominently in your business? Or perhaps it doesn’t need to be visible, because you and your …Read More


Enlist Your Employees in Employer Branding

By Rieva Lesonsky on February 4, 2015

In the fierce competition for qualified employees, strong employer branding is one of a small business owner’s best strategies. But did you realize how helpful your existing employees can be in helping you build—and disseminate—a great employer brand? Here are …Read More


Job Candidates Are Going Mobile: Are You?

By Rieva Lesonsky on January 20, 2015

If you want your small business to stand a chance of attracting the best and brightest employees, you need to understand “Gen Mobile.” And no—that’s not another name for Millennials. Gen Mobile employees can be any age; they’re defined by …Read More

High Performance Teams

Creating High-Performance Teams for Your Small Business

By Rieva Lesonsky on November 6, 2014

Every small business owner wants to create high-performance teams. But what exactly defines a high-performance team, and how can you attract employees who have those qualities? Charactaristics of high performance teams In a survey by EY, business leaders named the following …Read More

Small Business

5 Ways to Attract Employees When Opening a Small Business

By Rieva Lesonsky on October 29, 2014

You’re opening a small business, and there are a million things to think about. One of them is hiring employees—but how are you supposed to compete with the Googles, AT&Ts and Costcos of the world when it comes to attracting …Read More

Employee Engagement

In Employee Engagement, Relationships Matter

By Rieva Lesonsky on September 23, 2014

“Employee engagement” is a hot buzzword these days. It refers to employees who are more than just “satisfied” with their jobs—they are energized, excited and passionate about their jobs and the company they work for. Engaged employees go above and …Read More


It’s Getting Harder to Hire Millennials

By Rieva Lesonsky on August 27, 2014

No doubt you’ve seen all the news stories about how Millennials fresh out of college have $100,000 student loans hanging over their heads and are happy to find jobs working at Starbucks. So that 20-something job candidate you just interviewed should …Read More


Why Employers Should Offer Telecommuting Perks

By Rieva Lesonsky on August 20, 2014

Are you trying to recruit new employees? Then you’d better be sure telecommuting is an option for your staff. Employees love benefits like telecommuting so much that they’re not willing to give it up, reports a recent survey by Staples. …Read More

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