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.

Want to Build a World-Class Workforce? Here’s How to Attract Top Talent

It’s inevitable that you’ll lose talent to big-name companies like Google. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t compete every step of the way.

This Isn’t Personal: How to Diplomatically Fire Your Best Friend

Every entrepreneur’s worst fear is having to fire their best friend when it just isn’t working out. These tips will make it a little easier.

How Can You Successfully Manage Your Next Outsourced Project?

An honest answer from someone who’s been on both sides of the table.

4 Benefits Millennials Want That Are More Important Than Beanbag Chairs and Snacks

Flexible schedules will benefit millennial employees and employers.

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