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.

5 Tangible Ways You Can Be a More Effective Team Member

You have a team and network of people for good reason — to provide support when necessary.

11 Creative Ways to Weed Out Bad Resumes

Spend your time and resources only on applicants who put thought and consideration into meeting your application requirements.

Personality Tests as a Recruiting Method: Does It Work?

Seven entrepreneurs weigh in on what could go right — as well as why this strategy could lead you down the wrong path.

Hiring a New Employee? Look for These 6 Traits

Look beyond the candidate’s resume by assessing the characteristics that will make them a success at your company.

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