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Just like a face is often the first thing we see of a person, our opinion of a company can also be formed by looking at the reception. Visitors, clients or partners can usually feel the office environment and the company culture while they are waiting at the reception area.

Reception is far from being the biggest issue for a business and you can perform well without a good receptionist.  But while we often say “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, people actually do. Read more

4 Questions Business Owners Should Ask Themselves Before Hiring An HR Rep

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For many companies, hiring a human resources professional is a milestone that separates a lean startup from a stable business.

To find out what small-business owners should consider before they hire an HR rep, Lisa Mattiello, founder of the Rhode Island catering company Pranzi, and Joel Graybeal, co-owner of the North Carolina rock-climbing gym Triangle Rock Club, suggest asking yourself the following questions. Read more

6 Body Language Lessons From Famous Entrepreneurs

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Considering the stature of these entrepreneurs, you can be sure that most, if not all, have had some kind of coaching on how best to present themselves. So take a few easy lessons from their book. Read more

How to Eliminate the Worst Job Applicants (and Find a Star Employee)

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It turns out that the key to efficient hiring is filtering—creating a series of progressive hoops that every applicant must jump through in order to get to the next stage. What I’m sharing with you are ways to weed out unsuitable applicants. By the end of the process, you’re left with the best applicants to invite in for a traditional, face-to-face sit down.

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How to Handle a Great Employee With a Bad Habit

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About 15 years ago, I owned a company with a small telemarketing division. Of the four or so employees we had in that division, Bill was far and away the superstar. He scheduled more appointments than anyone else, and he did it effortlessly, with no complaints. But there was one problem. Bill didn’t shower, and had a horrible body and clothing odor problem. I didn’t realize how bad the problem was until I was approached by some of Bill’s coworkers and I checked it out for myself. Sure enough, Bill’s odor made the work environment exceedingly unpleasant, and I had to find a way to deal with it.

I followed the strategies that I’m about to share with you, and completely resolved the problem. Bill was clean as a whistle, his coworkers were much happier and I retained a top-performing employee.

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