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Think It's OK to Ask for Employees' Facebook Logins? Think Again
Hiring Center

Think It's OK to Ask for Employees' Facebook Logins? Think Again

State and federal legislation aimed at protecting freedom of speech is catching up with social media and employers.
How Top Employers Say 'We Love Moms'
Compensation and Benefits

How Top Employers Say 'We Love Moms'

More women are working outside the home than ever. If you're looking for ways to retain top talent, consider these ideas for supporting working moms.
A Lie-Detector Test for Resumes
Hiring Center

A Lie-Detector Test for Resumes

In a tough economy, job seekers can be tempted to fudge facts or outright lie on their resumes. Here's how to catch them in the act.
9 Ideas for Health-Care Reform
Compensation and Benefits

9 Ideas for Health-Care Reform

Our blogger says that the state discount pools for small businesses planned under the health-care reform seems like the most immediate way, among the myriad alternatives under consideration, to save business owners money.
Small Business Hiring Slows, But Still Adding More Jobs Than Large Companies
Hiring Center

Small Business Hiring Slows, But Still Adding More Jobs Than Large Companies

While revenues rise among small businesses, the latest payroll numbers show the smallest increase in hiring in seven months.
Hackathon Hiring: How to Scout for Coders with Confidence
Hiring Center

Hackathon Hiring: How to Scout for Coders with Confidence

Some advice to help you mingle with and recruit coders for your growing team.
What I Learned About Great Meetings from Steve Jobs
Managing Employees

What I Learned About Great Meetings from Steve Jobs

One principle that is key to Apple's success is keeping meetings small and attended by the smartest people.
What an End to the Health-Care Law Could Mean for Small Business
Human Resources

What an End to the Health-Care Law Could Mean for Small Business

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act won't be known until June, but here are some of the potential effects small-business owners might want to consider now.
Can't Afford Employee Training Programs? Think Again
Human Resources

Can't Afford Employee Training Programs? Think Again

To attract and retain great employees, Fortune 1000 companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year on training. Small businesses can't afford not to compete.
Gas Prices, Health-Care Law Keep Small Businesses from Hiring
Hiring Center

Gas Prices, Health-Care Law Keep Small Businesses from Hiring

While small-business owners are feeling slightly more optimistic about the economy, they aren't creating jobs, according to a new survey.
Hiring on a Shoestring
Hiring Center

Hiring on a Shoestring

Ray Madronio needed help when he started Local Bigwig, a short-term housing company, but lacked the budget for staff. Here's what he did, plus more hiring tips.
Accounting Software Giant Intuit Offers Health-Care, 401(k) Services
Compensation and Benefits

Accounting Software Giant Intuit Offers Health-Care, 401(k) Services

The maker of popular accounting tool QuickBooks has expanded its services into the world of employee benefits.
Time to Hire?... Maybe Not So Fast
Hiring Center

Time to Hire?... Maybe Not So Fast

Even as the pace of hiring eases, small businesses continue to haul the job train along. Is your business hiring?
How to Find the Right Person to Manage Social Media
Social Media

How to Find the Right Person to Manage Social Media

The key is choosing someone who embraces social participation and communication.
How to Build a Brilliant Team
Hiring Center

How to Build a Brilliant Team

A Dale Carnegie top executive reveals who you need and where to find them.
The Five Things Employees Really Want
Human Resources

The Five Things Employees Really Want

The recent 'Undercover Boss' episode on Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen showed exactly what workers really want from their employer. Here's a hint: It's not a raise.
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.
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