Human Resources

Want More Creative and Productive Employees? Let Them Goof Off
Managing Employees

Want More Creative and Productive Employees? Let Them Goof Off

Corporate creativity guru Erik Wahl offers three unconventional tactics to boost employee engagement.
Managing Employees

Getting the Best From Every Employee: Communication Techniques That Work

Make sure everyone shares your company's vision with these four tips for communicating your expectations clearly.
Compensation and Benefits

Health-Care Case Study: One CEO's Take on Obamacare

Rising prices, more coverage requirements and new standards based on company size are changing heath-care options for one entrepreneur. Here's how the same challenges could affect you.
Human Resources

Are the Days of Hiring Unpaid Interns Numbered?

A recent court ruling in favor of two former 20th Century Fox interns could set a precedent for other industries.
Leadership Playbook: 3 Ways to Coach, Not Criticize, Employees
Human Resources

Leadership Playbook: 3 Ways to Coach, Not Criticize, Employees

Giving employees consistent honest feedback is important if you want them performing at their absolute best. Here are three ways to take a coaching approach to feedback.
Small-Business Hiring Snapshot (Infographic)
Human Resources

Small-Business Hiring Snapshot (Infographic)

The most-common small business in the U.S. has only three employees and a single location, but taken together, small businesses in the U.S. are the primary engine of job growth.
Health Insurance Reform: Prep Your Staff for the Changes
Compensation and Benefits

Health Insurance Reform: Prep Your Staff for the Changes

Employers are required to notify workers of their insurance options under Obamacare by Oct. 1. Will you be ready?
You're Not a Tiny Startup Anymore, So Stop Hiring Like One
Growth Strategies

You're Not a Tiny Startup Anymore, So Stop Hiring Like One

In this case study, the Canadian social media company Hootsuite realized that its hiring process was holding the fast-growing company back.
How to Deliver Uncomfortable Employee Feedback
Managing Employees

How to Deliver Uncomfortable Employee Feedback

A leadership expert guides us through three difficult conversations with employees.
10 Questions to Ask When Designing Your Office
Business Management

10 Questions to Ask When Designing Your Office

Here's a look at how to design or refashion your office to meet the requirements of today's fast-changing workplace.
How to Build a Culture Like Google: 7 Practical Ideas From 'The Internship'
Human Resources

How to Build a Culture Like Google: 7 Practical Ideas From 'The Internship'

The new movie featuring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as Google interns offers a rare glimpse into what makes the tech company sparkle.
Human Resources

U.S. Sees Modest Growth, Small Businesses Face Jobless Recovery

As several reports show a slight improvement in the economy, small businesses remain cautious though the franchise sector is the bright spot.
Compensation and Benefits

The Unintended Consequences of Health-Care Reform (Opinion)

Policy makers and entrepreneurs have different goals in mind when it comes to the Affordable Care Act. Here are some critical loopholes small-business owners are taking to circumvent policy changes.
Apple Aims to Increase Its Silicon Valley Workforce By Nearly 50 Percent
Human Resources

Apple Aims to Increase Its Silicon Valley Workforce By Nearly 50 Percent

The tech giant says it expects to hire 7,400 additional employees to work in its new headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.
Hiring Center

How to Hire the Best Recent Graduates for Your Business

New graduates can give your company a fresh way of looking at business problems. Here are five steps for hiring the best and brightest of the class of 2013.
The Great Debate: Should You Let Employees Work From Home?
Human Resources

The Great Debate: Should You Let Employees Work From Home?

Yahoo and Best Buy may have concluded that telecommuting doesn't work for their companies anymore, but it could still make sense for your business.
Forget Ping Pong and Snacks: How Buffer Digs Deeper With These 4 Startup Perks
Human Resources

Forget Ping Pong and Snacks: How Buffer Digs Deeper With These 4 Startup Perks

Working at a startup is tons of work and having fun is vital. But offering more thoughtful perks can help further your mission and give employees something to smile about.
The Basics of Obamacare
Human Resources

The Basics of Obamacare

Here are the vitals you need to know about SMBs and The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
How Far Would You Go to Check Out a Job Candidate?
Human Resources

How Far Would You Go to Check Out a Job Candidate?

At a recent StartX event, a panel of entrepreneurs detailed their unusual approaches to checking candidate references.
Compensation and Benefits

The Real Power of Health Insurance

Health insurance isn't a nice perk, it's a requirement for anyone choosing to go it alone as an entrepreneur.
Health Insurance Reform: Steps to Take Now to Prepare
Compensation and Benefits

Health Insurance Reform: Steps to Take Now to Prepare

Plan ahead for Obamacare to control costs and limit confusion.
Human Resources

Entrepreneurs, Politicians Join in a Virtual March on Washington for Immigration Reform

A group of lawmakers and innovators press Congress to pass an immigration overhaul.
Richard Branson on the Business Benefits of Volunteering
Human Resources

Richard Branson on the Business Benefits of Volunteering

Getting employees involved in charity sporting events and volunteer work this spring is a great way to give back to the community and strengthen your team. Here's how Virgin's CEO does it.
How to Recruit a Top-Notch Recruiter
Business Management

How to Recruit a Top-Notch Recruiter

For a growing company, asking a recruiter to help you fill key jobs can be ideal, but how do you know the recruiter 'gets' your company? Here's how to vet a recruiter.
Tips for Overcoming Early HR Hurdles
Human Resources

Tips for Overcoming Early HR Hurdles

Of all the struggles you'll face as an entrepreneur, hiring, training and managing employees is one of the biggest. Here are some tips for clearing your startup's way of HR obstacles.
Memorable Management Blunders From 'The Office'
Leadership

Memorable Management Blunders From 'The Office'

To mark the series finale of the popular NBC sitcom, here's a look back at a few of Michael Scott's not-so-shining moments as a boss.
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