Hiring, Firing and Retaining

Hiring, Firing and Retaining

Hiring in the Family Business

Hiring Relatives in the Family Business

Quentin Fleming knows the tact that family businesses must exercise when hiring or firing family members. As a small-business consultant, Quentin Fleming discovered that family...
Jetwing: Sri Lanka's People-Centric Hospitality Giant

Jetwing: Sri Lanka’s People-Centric Hospitality Giant

For more than four decades, family-owned hospitality group Jetwing has shared Sri Lanka's unparalleled beauty with the world by booking itineraries and hosting visitors...
Mitchell Stores: Putting People First and the Science of Hugging

Mitchell Stores: Putting People First and the Science of Hugging

Jack Mitchell, along with his brother Bill, grew their parents’ speciality clothing store, Mitchell Stores, into a model for international, multi-generational family business success. Not...
Humtown: Visual Earning in Manufacturing

Humtown: Visual Earning in Manufacturing

When the economic recession hit America's industrial heartland, second-generation owner Mark Lamoncha used technology to empower his team members and save his family business. Humtown...
The Revolution in Recruitment: The Rise of Predictive Hiring

The Revolution in Recruitment: The Rise of Predictive Hiring

The rise of predictive hiring has marked a shift in the way businesses conduct recruitment. Data has become pivotal in the search for the...
The Gig Economy and the Future of Family Business

The Gig Economy and the Future of Family Business

The philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti said, "One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end." He probably wasn't...
How Entitlement Fuels Sibling Rivalry

How Entitlement Fuels Sibling Rivalry

Professor Enrique M. Soriano, author of "Sibling Rivalry in Family Business", is a World Bank/IFC Governance Consultant, Educator, Columnist and Family Business Coach who...

Sibling Rivalry in the Family Business

Sibling rivalries have the potential to pull families apart, causing irreparable damage to family-owned businesses. Literature asserts that Cain and Abel are the first...
The Painful Realities of Sibling Rivalry and How to Deal With Them

The Painful Realities of Sibling Rivalry and How to Deal With Them

Angela Civitella had to take on a position of leadership in a family business when she least expected it. Following the premature death of...
Universal Colors: How a Mother and her Daughters became Leaders in an Unlikely Industry

Universal Colors: How a Mother and her Daughters became Leaders in an Unlikely Industry

Universal Colors, a Peruvian family business manufacturing protective industrial and marine coatings, knows how to weather a storm. Its founder, Juana Antonia Espinoza Reyes, became...