Human Resources – Hiring, Firing, and Everything in Between

The topic of human resources can be quite daunting, particularly for entrepreneurs and new business owners. What do you do when suddenly you’re the boss? Bright Hub’s Entrepreneurship Channel has an entire area devoted to articles dealing with issues concerning human resources, including topics such as what to look for when hiring, how to write an employee handbook, and how to deal with difficult employees. Our talented writers will also look at some of the legal issues surrounding topics in human resources, such as what benefits you have to offer to prospective employees and how to appeal an unemployment claim. In addition, we’ll offer tips and advice on how to retain star employees, making sure they get the recognition they deserve.

Hiring a Manager for a Startup Company

A startup company can be an exhilarating yet challenging place to work. When founders put their ideas into action, very often they need operational help to smooth out the initial bumpy ride and steer the new company in the right direction.

Guidelines for Farm Succession Planning

It’s important for owner-operators of family-owned farms to know how to accomplish farm succession planning. Understand how agricultural farm lands and their permanence or discontinuation can impact the economy of rural communities. The farm’s future is hinged on the readiness of the successors.

Exploring Statistics on Flextime in the US Workplace

What is the effect on the US worker when flextime is offered in lieu of a preset, inflexible schedule? The author explores two major national studies and presents some fascinating facts about flextime trends for males vs. females, various ethnicities, and workers at companies of various sizes.

How to Handle an Employee Lawsuit

If you employ more than one person, as a business owner, you probably worry about employee lawsuits. Employees do and can sue employers all the time for a variety of different reasons. Jean Scheid, an HR expert and business owner tells you what to do if an employee sues you.

Sample Flextime Proposal for the Employer

Organizations are notorious for resisting change, so in order to convince the boss to implement a new flextime policy, you will need a convincing and solid proposal. Here is a sample flextime proposal for the employer that will get his or her attention.

Employee Productivity and Job Satisfaction

The image of big Egyptian soldiers whipping the backs of their slaves as they drag a massive rock across the scorching desert comes to mind. Employee satisfaction is still widely seen as an unnecessary cost and a demanding implementation to the workplace. This is a self-defeating managerial stance.

Great Tips for Designing Internship Programs

If you need additional help around the office or have employees heading on vacation, it is a great idea to hire an intern to get the work done. Here are some tips for creating an internship program specific to your company needs.

What Are Kiva Microloans and Do They Work?

You may have heard about Kiva Microloans – loans that are intended to help individuals start businesses who otherwise might have no means to do so. But, do Kiva Microloans work, and if so, how? Read on and find out.