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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.
Beyond the Free Snacks: Spotlighting the Best Small Workplace Practices
Human Resources

Beyond the Free Snacks: Spotlighting the Best Small Workplace Practices

A look at the innovative small-employer practices at the companies that made our annual list.
Why Your Business Should Be a Great Workplace
Human Resources

Why Your Business Should Be a Great Workplace

In their own words, seven leaders say what inspires them to strive to become a great workplace, despite the competing demands of business today.
Three Tips for Building a Great Workplace
Human Resources

Three Tips for Building a Great Workplace

How can you build a great place to work? Workplace consultant Marcus Erb shares insights from the Great Place to Work Institute research.
ADP's New Payroll On-the-Go HR App
Human Resources

ADP's New Payroll On-the-Go HR App

The payroll giant is offering a mobile app that lets employees of its U.S. clients check and manage their HR, payroll and benefits information from their smart phones.
Employees' Facebook Posts Give Businesses Heartburn
Social Media

Employees' Facebook Posts Give Businesses Heartburn

Facebook posts about work may be protected speech -- giving small employers more of a reason to seek professional advice when crafting a social-media policy.
Four Ways to Cut Small Employer Health-Care Costs
Compensation and Benefits

Four Ways to Cut Small Employer Health-Care Costs

Health-insurance premiums in the U.S. surged substantially in 2011. Here's how small companies can reduce costs.
How 'Working Spouse' Rules Can Save a Company Money -- And Headaches
Human Resources

How 'Working Spouse' Rules Can Save a Company Money -- And Headaches

Employers can save money by creating 'working-spouse carve-outs' encouraging employees to use their spouse's health-insurance plans.
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Bootstrapping a Growing a Business
Human Resources

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Bootstrapping a Growing a Business

Shark Tank judge and angel investor Barbara Corcoran describes how she grew the Corcoran Group, one sales person at a time. Starting from her couch, her real-estate firm eventually expanded to 1,000 people. Her bootstrapping followed a simple formula.
The High Cost of Sales Team Turnover
Human Resources

The High Cost of Sales Team Turnover

Lost sales, time and money: High turnover in your sales department is a serious problem. Here's what to do about it.
The Hidden Costs of Employee Turnover
Human Resources

The Hidden Costs of Employee Turnover

A revolving door of workers can take a toll on your company in surprising ways. Here are four that you might not notice.
Are We on the Verge of a Small-Business Hiring Boom?
Human Resources

Are We on the Verge of a Small-Business Hiring Boom?

A new study shows 40 percent of small business owners plan to make a hire in the next six months. Could this be the start of a turnaround in unemployment?
How to Build a Stellar Team at a High-Potential Startup
Human Resources

How to Build a Stellar Team at a High-Potential Startup

Ready to add an employee or 12 to your roster? Put these recruiting and hiring strategies to work for your growing company.
Labor Ruling Is a Reminder to Revisit Social Media Policies
Social Media

Labor Ruling Is a Reminder to Revisit Social Media Policies

A recent decision suggests it's time to consult with counsel regarding the legality of your social media policies.
Are You Your Employees' Morale Problem?
Human Resources

Are You Your Employees' Morale Problem?

If productivity is lagging at your business, ask yourself these five questions about your management style.
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