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Cut a piece of the Black Friday pie

Cut a piece of the Black Friday pie

By Katie Roenigk For Eastern Idaho Business Report When most people think of Black Friday, they envision early mornings and long lines at national retail chains that offer rock-bottom discounts only made possible by the sheer size of the company. Most small business owners can’t compete with […]

Opinion: Think twice before using social media in hiring

Opinion: Think twice before using social media in hiring

Good employees are built by strong employees. For that reason, smart companies strive to hire employees that are professional, have good judgment and project a positive image. In an attempt to hire the best employees, companies have historically used job applications, interviews, references and background checks to […]

Time is money: Get ready for new overtime rules

Time is money: Get ready for new overtime rules

By Katie Roenigk For Eastern Idaho Business Report Beginning Dec. 1, a new set of overtime rules will be in place for workers throughout the United States, but local labor officials say employers shouldn’t be intimidated by the change. In fact, for many small business owners nothing […]

Find the right employee: Interview strategies that will strike gold

Find the right employee: Interview strategies that will strike gold

By Katie Roenigk For Eastern Idaho Business Report When a business owner is interviewing a potential new employee, it can be difficult to tell whether the person is simply anxious about the meeting, or demonstrating actual personality traits. Is the applicant wringing his hands because he’s uncomfortable […]

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