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Welcome to The Neighborhood!

Most people don’t know it, but ‘accolo’ means neighbor in Latin. We want to be really good neighbors too – You know, the kind of neighbor you can talk with for hours over a couple of cold ones. Well, this is our neighborhood and we’ve got lots of great stuff to talk about. So we’ve got the grill fired up, drinks are in the cooler, and we’re just waiting for you to get this party started. Welcome to the neighborhood!

Dressing for the Workplace

What do you think of when you hear the term \"professional?\" Do you think of hundred dollar haircuts, thousand dollar suits and million dollar smiles? Though what you wear and how you wear it doesn\'t affect how well you ...

The Trade-offs of Small Business

When you\'re trying to find a company that\'s a great fit for you, there\'s a lot to consider. For one thing, there\'s the product or service that the company provides. Is it a different industry than you\'re used to ...

Bee’s Knees: A Small Business Success Story

Going into business for yourself is no picnic. In the beginning, it\'s entirely possible that the only people that you have to help are the unfortunate friends and family members that you\'ve roped into working for you. Then there\'s ...

What Makes a Small Business?

When you think of a small business, what comes to mind? Do you envision the classic \"mom-n-pop\" shop on the main street of your town, complete with delightfully elderly owners and bright eyed young clerks? Do you picture a ...

How Small Business Stacks Up Against Big Business

How small are small businesses? While this might sound like an open and shut sort of question (small businesses are small, everyone knows that), the reality is that small businesses have a rather large effect on our country\'s economy ...

This Week is National Small Business Week

The United States is one of the most entrepreneur friendly countries in the world. I mean, they don\'t call it the \"American Dream\" for nothing. All that you need to be a business success in this country is a ...

How to Attract and Keep the Right Employees

Half of the fight in the war for talent is attracting great candidates to your company. The second half is getting them to stay once you\'ve found the right person for the job. In today\'s hyper-connected age, it\'s entirely ...

How Bias Can Hurt Your Hiring

Our preferences determine a lot in our lives. They determine what line of work we\'re in, what sort of music we listen to, even the sort of people that we choose to surround ourselves with. In a way, it\'s ...

The Right Way to Write Job Descriptions

Job descriptions are important. Not only are they the primary method of attracting talent to apply for your open positions, but job descriptions are also important for establishing the finer points of an employee\'s duties once they\'ve become a ...

Bridging the Hiring Manager-HR Gap

The point from which you work on a process or project makes a huge difference in the way that you experience that process or project. If you\'re working on the factory floor, filling jars with peanut butter for 14 ...

How to Choose From Your Hiring Candidates

When it comes to picking the best fit candidate for your open job, selecting this candidate from the final handful of applicants can be tough. When you get down to the last few candidates for the job, often times, ...

The Things You Should Keep From HR

When you work for a large company, Human Resources can be your best friend in certain situations and your worst nightmare in others. If you have an egotistical manager who\'s making everyone under them hate their job, you can\'t ...

How to Write Policy

When it comes managing, there\'s a fine line to walk when it comes to policy creation. On the one hand, you need rules and procedures for handling various legal and behavioral issues that come up in the workplace. On ...

Beating Bad Boss Tendencies

Bad bosses are everywhere. You might overhear them in your local coffee shop, screaming at the new guy about the difference between an Americano and an Espresso in the back of the store. You might see them at your ...

How Managers Can Help (and Hurt) Employee Motivation

In today\'s highly competitive talent marketplace, it pays to be considered employee friendly. While you might not be able to beat out your competitors on the salary that they can offer job seekers or the reputation that they have ...

The Right Way to Schedule Interviews

Managing candidates can be a real headache. Besides everything that\'s on your plate normally, throwing in resumes, dozens of interviews to schedule, references and backgrounds to check can throw things out of whack. When business conflicts do arise with ...

How to Extend a Job Offer the Right Way

When you\'re trying to close with a promising candidate, time is of the essence. While the majority of job seekers out there might be desperate to land any job that they can, talented employees have options and they know ...

Employee Campaign Referral Guide: Learn how to increase your employee referrals with these real world strategies and examples

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