The year-end rush in the business valuation world has been replaced by ‘busy season’. What will Q2 bring? We’ll have to see.

In the meantime, it’s important to make sure you’re making smart hiring decisions, and doing what you can to retain the talent that have let you grow. Due diligence during the hiring process is easier than ever with the Borrowman Baker BV Candidate Assessment. Read about it. Ellen Warden writes about how being a proactive leader is a key element in keeping good employees. If you haven’t tried it, you might think about a “stay interview” as a different approach to retention. Finally, sometimes you have no choice but to let an employee go. Our interview with James Crumlin gives you tips on handling that difficult assignment.

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John Borrowman