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Seven Ways to Get Your Unmotivated Workers Off Their Butts
Motivation and Retention

Seven Ways to Get Your Unmotivated Workers Off Their Butts

Here are some tips for getting workers fired up and raring to achieve your company's goals.
The Risks of Betting on Sports in Your Office
Managing Employees

The Risks of Betting on Sports in Your Office

Here's how office pools may earn your company a major-league penalty.
Finding the Jeremy Lin on Your Team
Managing Employees

Finding the Jeremy Lin on Your Team

The basketball dynamo may have captured the nation's attention, but he's also giving business owners a vital lesson in how to unlock a team's hidden talent.
Seven Ways to Kill Your Meetings and Unleash Productivity
Training

Seven Ways to Kill Your Meetings and Unleash Productivity

Despite studies showing that meetings are a colossal waste of time, they remain common. Here's how to collaborate while cutting back on meetings.
A New Tool to Compare Health-Care Plans
Compensation and Benefits

A New Tool to Compare Health-Care Plans

A look at how small-business owners can more easily research information on health insurance options.
The Best Ways to Praise Your Employees
Managing Employees

The Best Ways to Praise Your Employees

Praise in the workplace can be a powerful motivator. The Esquire Guy teaches us how to do it right. Hint: No bear hugs.
The Power of Praise in Business -- and How to Do it Right
Managing Employees

The Power of Praise in Business -- and How to Do it Right

The Esquire guy gives a nod to the power of praise in the workplace -- and makes it clear there are lessons to be learned in both giving and receiving the proverbial pat on the back
Tips for Hiring the Best Employees
Hiring Center

Tips for Hiring the Best Employees

Follow these suggestions to simplify the interviewing process and help make sure it turns up the best candidates.
Small Businesses Feel the Loss of Keystone Pipeline Project
Hiring Center

Small Businesses Feel the Loss of Keystone Pipeline Project

The President's rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline project will have a dampening effect on a number of small businesses.
Why Social Media May Weaken the Moral Fiber of Your Workplace
Managing Employees

Why Social Media May Weaken the Moral Fiber of Your Workplace

Of all the benefits of social media, it could also lead to ethical woes in the workplace.
Six Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Health-Care Coverage
Compensation and Benefits

Six Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Health-Care Coverage

Health insurance is increasingly complicated and expensive, but small-business owners can better navigate the system by steering clear of these missteps.
How Many Jobs Can Your Startup Create This Year?
Hiring Center

How Many Jobs Can Your Startup Create This Year?

Never discount the value you and your company can have on your community or the world -- even if you start up in your garage, your bedroom or the trunk of your car.
How to Hire Positive Employees for Your Business
Hiring Center

How to Hire Positive Employees for Your Business

Tune yourself to attract those with whom you can redefine your reality and make your business dreams come true.
Seven Tips for Becoming a Better Boss
Managing Employees

Seven Tips for Becoming a Better Boss

If you're resolving to do a better job as a boss this year year, consider this advice from the leaders of small companies known for their great workplace practices.
Labor Picture May Brighten in 2012
Hiring Center

Labor Picture May Brighten in 2012

Last year was bleak for many small businesses, but sales, along with hiring, appear to be on their way up. Here's a look at some of the factors that could affect staffing plans -- for betteror worse -- in 2012.
Small Business Health Care Stuck on Hold
Compensation and Benefits

Small Business Health Care Stuck on Hold

Business owners face higher premiums in 2012, but aren't making any changes until the fate of the Affordable Care Act is clear.
How to Protect Your Business from a Rogue Employee
Managing Employees

How to Protect Your Business from a Rogue Employee

As movie studios go after those who've illegally uploaded their content to the Internet, business owners should determine their recourse should an employee cross the line on your dime.
Should an Employer Allow an Employee to Work on a Side Business?
Managing Employees

Should an Employer Allow an Employee to Work on a Side Business?

A professor of business ethics advises on if and when to allow employees to moonlight on startups of their own.
10 Gifts Entrepreneurs Can Give to Staffers
Managing Employees

10 Gifts Entrepreneurs Can Give to Staffers

Not sure what to buy for your hard working employees this holiday season? Check out these suggestions.
When to Let Employees Work from Home
Managing Employees

When to Let Employees Work from Home

Telecommuting can be a vital recruiting tool, if you plan ahead and create the right culture for your company. Here's how.
How to Make Employee Training a Winning Investment
Training

How to Make Employee Training a Winning Investment

Entrepreneurs who help their team strengthen important skills, and add to them, can see a boost to their bottom line.
Seven Steps to Coaching Your Employees to Success
Training

Seven Steps to Coaching Your Employees to Success

Don't just rely on annual reviews. Create an ongoing communication with your employees to help them be their best.
How to Uncover Exceptional Talent
Hiring Center

How to Uncover Exceptional Talent

Three ways business owners can spot the rare find when making that next important hire. Hint: Take the contrarian path.
Is an Office Vampire Draining Your Productivity?
Managing Employees

Is an Office Vampire Draining Your Productivity?

Workplace vampires can quickly diminish the energy and time you could be using to run your business. Here, three ways to ward them off and get your company back on track.
How to Start New Hires on the Right Track
Managing Employees

How to Start New Hires on the Right Track

Hiring an employee is just the first step. Create a development plan for all new hires so you can set them on the path to success in your company.
Five to Follow on Twitter for Company Culture
Motivation and Retention

Five to Follow on Twitter for Company Culture

BetterWorks co-founder Zao Yang reveals his top picks.
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