Human Resources

How 'Obamacare' Impacts Young Entrepreneurs
Compensation and Benefits

How 'Obamacare' Impacts Young Entrepreneurs

Just because your startup already offers employee-health insurance, doesn't mean you should ignore the new health-care law. Here, we parse the law's particulars that matter to young treps.
Obama, Romney Battle Over Immigration
Human Resources

Obama, Romney Battle Over Immigration

It's a hot-button issue, and the Democrat and Republican candidates divide on the topic of illegal workers. The two come closer over foreign-born entrepreneurs.
Your Business Leaking Money? 5 Holes to Plug
Management & Operations

Your Business Leaking Money? 5 Holes to Plug

A little checkup on your spending can go a long way. Here's what to do if you feel like you're watching your money go down the drain.
Why a Star Hire Isn't Your Ticket to Success
Managing Employees

Why a Star Hire Isn't Your Ticket to Success

Too many businesses suffer from 'Magic Person Syndrome' -- waiting for the perfect executive to fix their problems.
How to Build an Ethical Business Culture
Managing Employees

How to Build an Ethical Business Culture

Three steps to make sure your employees' behavior is above board.
Where the Candidates Stand on 'Obamacare'
Compensation and Benefits

Where the Candidates Stand on 'Obamacare'

As paying for health care remains one of small-business owners' biggest burdens, we look at how the candidates would trim costs and tackle reform.
Business Management

How to Handle Problem Employees -- And Fire Them if Needed

No one envy's an entrepreneur when it's time to let problem employees go. Here's how to make the process as smooth as possible.
4 Ways to Get New Employees Off on the Right Foot
Managing Employees

4 Ways to Get New Employees Off on the Right Foot

Make the most of a new hire's first weeks with these tips to make them feel productive and welcome.
5 Tips and Tools to Create a Company Culture When You Run a Virtual Business
Managing Employees

5 Tips and Tools to Create a Company Culture When You Run a Virtual Business

How to foster team cohesion and run your business efficiently when everyone works remotely.
4 Ways to Manage the Perils of  'Friend-ployees'
Managing Employees

4 Ways to Manage the Perils of 'Friend-ployees'

How to maintain your authority when you become close with your employees.
Small Business Strategies for Managing Rising Health-Care Costs
Compensation and Benefits

Small Business Strategies for Managing Rising Health-Care Costs

Ballooning premiums and shifting government regulations can make dealing with employee health insurance a nightmare, here's how to cope.
3 Teambuilding Exercises Tailored to Unique Business Challenges
Managing Employees

3 Teambuilding Exercises Tailored to Unique Business Challenges

How three entrepreneurs designed effective--and fun--ways to strengthen their teams.
5 Ways to Reward Employees When Raises Aren't an Option
Motivation and Retention

5 Ways to Reward Employees When Raises Aren't an Option

In these tough economic times, raises and bonus pay for deserving employees may be out of the question. Here are some alternative ways to keep your team happy and loyal.
How to Break Bad News to Employees
Managing Employees

How to Break Bad News to Employees

Seven steps for making tough conversations with employees less painful for everyone.
When a Tattoo Equals a Lawsuit
Managing Employees

When a Tattoo Equals a Lawsuit

T-shirts and tattoos might be more common in the workplace, but keep these four do's and don'ts in mind to avoid potential problems.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Team Training From NASA's Mission to Mars
Managing Employees

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Team Training From NASA's Mission to Mars

Four astronaut training techniques that can help you get the most out of your employees.
How to Hire the Right Employees for Your Startup
Human Resources

How to Hire the Right Employees for Your Startup

When you're on a tight startup budget and timeline, it can be easy to make compromises on who you hire. Don't. Here's what to look for in an employee.
4 Ways to Prevent Office Bullies
Human Resources

4 Ways to Prevent Office Bullies

From conflict resolution to a healthy workplace policy, these tips will help you create a positive work environment.
How to Create Your Own Dream Team in Business
Managing Employees

How to Create Your Own Dream Team in Business

Before the 'Fab 5' there was the 'Magnificent 7.' Olympian Dominique Moceanu was part of that original team, which won the very first gold medal for U.S. Women Gymnastics. Here are her team-building tips.
Olympic Training Tips for Coaching Employees to Greatness
Managing Employees

Olympic Training Tips for Coaching Employees to Greatness

Just as Olympians need great coaches to reach their highest potential, your high-performing employees need coaching to do the same. Here's how to get started.
Are You Surrounded by
Leadership

Are You Surrounded by "Yes" People? 3 Steps to Straight Talk

Tips for making your team feel comfortable to tell you what you need to hear, instead of only what they think you want to hear.
3 Personality Types That Can Harm Your Business
Hiring Center

3 Personality Types That Can Harm Your Business

How to spot warning signs before hiring people who will be a bad fit for your company.
Finally, Guidance on Employer Social-Media Policies
Managing Employees

Finally, Guidance on Employer Social-Media Policies

A federal agency for labor practices offers long-awaited guidance to employers on social-media guidelines at work.
Need Help Retaining Employees? Some Apps for That
Motivation and Retention

Need Help Retaining Employees? Some Apps for That

Social media-style programs give workers public kudos when they go above and beyond. Consider these employee rewards-and-recognition apps.
How to Give Employees Independence Without Losing Control
Managing Employees

How to Give Employees Independence Without Losing Control

Every business owner knows how to wear a lot of hats. But at some point you have to stop being a control freak. With a nod to Independence Day, here are three tips to empower your team's ideas.
Richard Branson on When Workers Rebel Against a New Manager
Training

Richard Branson on When Workers Rebel Against a New Manager

Second-guessing a newly hired manager can be tricky business. The British billionaire offers advice on how he works with managers.
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