Human Resources

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.
The Salary Dilemma: Should You Be Open About Employee Pay?
Human Resources

The Salary Dilemma: Should You Be Open About Employee Pay?

Deciding whether to be transparent about employee compensation can be tricky. But if your office gets talking, the choice is out of your hands. Here are three ways to handle the issue with care.
When Employees Aren't Part of the 'Family' in Family Business
Human Resources

When Employees Aren't Part of the 'Family' in Family Business

Your top employee may not be a member of your family, but is almost certainly a key to your company's success. Are you doing enough to keep him or her happy?
Human Resources

New York City Council Approves Sick-Leave Requirement for Small Businesses

Business owners react to a bill that mandates paid sick leave for companies with 20 or more employees.
When a Family Business Should Outsource Human Resources
Growth Strategies

When a Family Business Should Outsource Human Resources

In this case study, Philadelphia's Buzz Marketing hired a pro to handle HR, saving the owner time and tension over family hires.
5 Ways to Recruit Rock-Star Employees on a Budget
Human Resources

5 Ways to Recruit Rock-Star Employees on a Budget

Entrepreneurs usually can't offer new hires the promise of a hefty salary. But there are ways to get A-list employees without breaking the bank. Here are five budget-friendly techniques to get you there.
Jobs Report: More Companies Are Hiring But Small Businesses Remain Cautious
Human Resources

Jobs Report: More Companies Are Hiring But Small Businesses Remain Cautious

Several indicators show the overall economy is on the upswing, but small-business hiring is down slightly.
3 Ways to Find Your Perfect Board of Advisors
Human Resources

3 Ways to Find Your Perfect Board of Advisors

Successful leaders know how to seek out advice. Having a board of advisors that can help you assess key decisions is important to the growth of your business. Here are three ways to build your board.
In the Latest Move to Revamp Yahoo's Culture, Marissa Mayer Expands Parental Leave
Human Resources

In the Latest Move to Revamp Yahoo's Culture, Marissa Mayer Expands Parental Leave

With her policies under scrutiny, the Yahoo CEO follows her ban on telecommuting with new perks for new parents.
3 Meetings Every Business Should Have
Human Resources

3 Meetings Every Business Should Have

Plan office meetings strategically and you're creating a road map for success. This doesn't have to be complicated. Here are three kinds of meetings that will help your business set and meet its goals.
Bracing for Obamacare, Some Businesses Try PEOs
Compensation and Benefits

Bracing for Obamacare, Some Businesses Try PEOs

Some entrepreneurs are turning to professional employer organizations to navigate health reform's complexities.
Richard Branson on Keeping Your Most Valued Employees Happy
Human Resources

Richard Branson on Keeping Your Most Valued Employees Happy

Finding top talent is hard enough, but keeping driven employees satisfied so they stay at your company has its own challenges. Virgin's CEO offers insight on how to please your most valued hires.
Kitten Races, Ping Pong, Naps -- and Productivity?
Managing Employees

Kitten Races, Ping Pong, Naps -- and Productivity?

Startup life doesn't have to be all work and no play.
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