Categories HR and Management

Human resources (HR) might just be the most underrated job in your company.

That is, if you even have an HR person on staff. But even solopreneurs and freelancers will someday need to hire, fire and lead PEOPLE -- three of the toughest business activities we can think of. Great hires can make or break your company, and bad management can turn brilliant hires into underperforming drones. Sounds like a catch-22, right? But you can do better with practice (and advice).

Below, BusinessCollective authors share their most candid and practical management secrets, from must-ask interview questions to what it’s really like to give a bad performance review.

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When your days are getting longer and your business development slows down, it may be time to bring a manager onto your team.

11 Things to Consider Before Setting a Salary System

Is having a set compensation system right for your company?

9 Most Important Data Points for Evaluating Employee Performance

Employee management isn’t an exact science, but it can make more sense if you follow these tips.

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