Contractors Versus Full-Time Employees

contractors vs full-time, contingent workers

Employment has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. The days when someone graduated high school or college and then went to work for the same company until retirement age are now long past. We are now living in a world where people change jobs every few years. There’s an entire generation of a flexible […]

Handling an Employee Resignation

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As the founder of Proven, a small business job board, I’ve fortunately not had to deal with too many employee resignations and none of them have been particularly sour departures, but it is an inevitable consequence of being a manager and business owner. It’s easy to have an emotional reaction and feelings of rejection when […]

5 Podcasts Business Owners Should Be Listening To

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Podcast consumption is growing rapidly. According to a study by Edison Research, Americans spend about 2% of their daily audio consumption time listening to podcasts. Also, according to Apple, there are over 250,000 different podcasts with over a billion subscribers. That’s amazing for a medium that’s really only been around for about a decade. I […]

The 7 Best Interview Questions On Cultural Fit

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A few years ago I interviewed a candidate for a software engineering position. The candidate passed all my technical interview questions with flying colors. As a result, we ended up hiring him. After about a month, it was quite clear that the candidate was not gelling with the team. He wanted to work irregular hours, […]