Human Resources

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.
How to Attract -- And Retain -- Staff When You Can't Pay Big Bucks
Compensation and Benefits

How to Attract -- And Retain -- Staff When You Can't Pay Big Bucks

Here are the basics every entrepreneur needs to know about creating an employee benefits package.
Gordon Ramsay's Lessons for Motivating a Sales Team
Managing Employees

Gordon Ramsay's Lessons for Motivating a Sales Team

The celebrity chef knows how to rev up his staff to perform at their best. Here are seven lessons from the season premiere of Fox's 'MasterChef.'
3 Employee Mistakes That Cost Businesses Big Time
Managing Employees

3 Employee Mistakes That Cost Businesses Big Time

Managing employees comes with hidden costs. Find out how to protect yourself from situations that can emotionally and financially devastate a business.
Telltale Signs You Have a Workplace Bully
Managing Employees

Telltale Signs You Have a Workplace Bully

How to spot and stop an office bully from chasing away talent -- and damaging your small business.
Democratic Lawmakers Question NFIB's Motives for Small Business
Compensation and Benefits

Democratic Lawmakers Question NFIB's Motives for Small Business

The small business organization that is leading the case against President Obama's health care reform act is asked to disclose its donor list.
When Employees Become the Competition
Managing Employees

When Employees Become the Competition

It could happen in nearly any company: Employees sometimes go into business for themselves. It's so American it makes apple pie look suspect.
Listen to Small Business: Don't Increase the Minimum Wage (Opinion)
Compensation and Benefits

Listen to Small Business: Don't Increase the Minimum Wage (Opinion)

Business owners often oppose the minimum wage because it reduces their profits. But their position might be more helpful to low-skilled workers than the altruistic views of elected officials.
Tabatha's Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Business Culture
Managing Employees

Tabatha's Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Business Culture

The Bravo show about a brutally frank salon consultant has a lot to teach business owners from all fields.
Want the Right Stuff? Start With Your Help-Wanted Ad
Hiring Center

Want the Right Stuff? Start With Your Help-Wanted Ad

A top-performing team starts with writing a thorough and accurate job description. Consider these five tips.
When Facebook's 'Like' Pushes the Wrong Button with Employers
Managing Employees

When Facebook's 'Like' Pushes the Wrong Button with Employers

Clicking the 'Like' button on a business, brand, organization or person's official Facebook Page may be grounds for dismissal.
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