Hiring, Firing and Retaining

Hiring, Firing and Retaining


Monkey Business Catering – a Family’s Non-Linear Road to Success

In 2001, the Thompsons were forced to sell their farm but remained resolute, driven to define success on their own terms....

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...

Overcoming Sibling Rivalry in the Family Business

Edwin Hoover helps family businesses manage family conflict using the tools and strategies first outlined in Getting Along in Family Business: The Relationship Intelligence...

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...

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 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...
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...

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...

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...

The Avoidable Destruction of a Family Business

Longevity in the family business is a continuing challenge. Statistically, by the end of the third generation, 90 per cent of family businesses have...

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