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MANAGE YOUR EMPLOYEES AND BUSINESS





July 3, 2013
Our June Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and results show that despite a hiring increase in May, there was a .21 percent decline in hiring last month. The June index does not fully indicate a change in the direction of small business hiring, however -- the number of companies reporting a positive change exceeded those reporting a negative change.



June 17, 2013
In a post I wrote last week, I discussed why senior leaders tend to be poor interviewers. Today, I want to offer a few “solutions” that may help improve a company’s hiring process, starting with senior executives. 1. Tap into HRMake sure that the chief human resources professional is well-versed in talent management techniques.



June 12, 2013
Have you ever sat in an interview with a senior executive of an organization and left the meeting scratching your head? You are not alone -- senior executives generally tend to be the world's worst interviewers. One might ask, why? These people have risen to the top, so they must have delivered solid interviews at some point in their careers.



June 6, 2013
Our May Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a significant increase of 1.91 percent during the month, following a slight increase of .43 percent in small business hiring in April. In an interesting contrast, ADP’s May jobs survey illustrated that the private sector added just 135,000 jobs, well below analysts’ estimates of 167,000 jobs.



May 15, 2013
Earlier this month, our April Small Business Employment Index was featured in prominent media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal and Crain's Cleveland Business, as the SBEI continues to become an integral part of the country's employment discussion.



May 3, 2013
Our April Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a slight uptick of .43 percent during the month, following an impressive increase of 1.25 percent in small business hiring in March. In contrast, ADP’s April jobs survey illustrated that the private sector added just 119,000 jobs, well below analysts’ estimates of 150,000 jobs.



April 4, 2013
Our March Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a significant 1.25 percent increase during the month, following a slight increase of .20 percent in small business hiring in February. In contrast, ADP’s March jobs survey illustrated that the private sector added just 158,000 jobs, which was the smallest since October 2012 and considerably less than analysts’ estimates of 200,000 jobs.



March 7, 2013
Our February Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a .20 percent increase during the month, following a decrease of 2.37 percent in small business hiring in January. In comparison, ADP’s February jobs survey demonstrated that the private sector added 198,000 jobs, exceeding analysts’ estimates of 170,000 jobs, but falling short of January’s tally, which was revised upward to 215,000 added jobs.



February 4, 2013
Our January Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a 2.37 percent decrease during the month, following a decrease of 0.39 percent in small business hiring in December. Although the SBEI showed a reduction, the index saw its lowest seasonal decline in the month of January in two years.



January 4, 2013
Our December Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a 0.39 percent increase during December, following a decrease of 0.82 percent in small business hiring in November. The SBEI’s increase in small business hiring coincides with ADP’s December jobs survey, which revealed that the private sector added 215,000 jobs, significantly exceeding analysts’ estimates of 140,000 jobs and surpassing November’s revised tally of 148,000 added jobs.



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