Managing Employees: 5 Scary Small-Business Mistakes

by Evil HR Lady on October 31, 2011

I’m excited to announce that I’ve signed on with It’s a site devoted to small business, so if you are a small business owner or work for a small business, this an excellent site for you.

My first column is up today, and of course, it has a Halloween theme. (Because, as you might have noticed, I love Halloween.)

Tonight when all the trick-or-treaters are out, trying to scare you into coughing up some candy (good candy, please, none of those Bit o’ Honey or Necco Wafers), I’ll know what really scares small business owners: employees.

Yes, your employees can make or break your business, but battling zombies can be easier than managing people.

To read more click here: Managing Employees: 5 Scary Small-Business Mistakes

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Jim Grey October 31, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I happen to love Necco Wafers, thankyouverymuch!!! :-)


Suzanne Lucas October 31, 2011 at 5:52 pm

No! Really? Are they available year round?

I like peeps and Hostess Ding Dongs, so I really can't talk about nasty treats in a negative way.

Mmm, preservatives.


Jim Grey November 1, 2011 at 5:22 pm

You can buy Neccos at the checkout lanes of Meijer, which is kind of a midwestern competitor to Wal-Mart. Sometimes you can even get an entire roll of the chocolate (brown) ones.


Suzanne Lucas November 1, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Your post actually made me shudder. Blech.


HR Software Solution November 4, 2011 at 4:01 am

I don't think Necco Wafers are avialable in my part of the world.


John Blicha November 4, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Evil HR Lady, I'll be following you over here now for reasons described here

I really enjoy your blog, keep up the great work!


Suzanne Lucas November 4, 2011 at 4:52 pm


Hopefully the powers that be at CBS will get things straightened out because right now the site looks a bit, shall we say, crowded.

I wish I knew what their plans were.

I'm glad you're going to follow me over here, anyway, and I too am waiting to see where Geoffrey James lands.


Lucy M. October 13, 2013 at 1:30 am

This is great, I love Allbusiness. Also, if anybody is looking for a great HR management solution that doesn’t make you want to scream, check out HRCloud. They could really help your business:


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