Human Resources

Hiring Center

After the Hire

Get new employees off to a good start.
Employment Law

When to Compensate for Meal and Rest Periods

If your employees take a break, are they still on the clock?
Employment Law

Risky Business

Should a prospective employee's credit history determine whether he or she gets the job?
Motivation and Retention

How Much Turnover Is OK?

It's only natural you'll lose some employees now and then. Here's how to determine whether turnover is helping or hurting your business.
Human Resources

Preparing for the Baby Boomer Exodus

If your staff is heavy on the over-40 crowd, here's how you can be ready when they start leaving the nest.
Managing Employees

Resolving Conflict Between Your Managers

When two of your top people are at each other's throats, you've got to step in and help them make peace.
Managing Employees

How to Handle a Poor-Performing Manager

Is your star employee falling short of expectations? It's time to step in and dissect the problem before your company falls apart at the seams.
Motivation and Retention

Hold On Tight

Better work on keeping your top-notch talent now--while it's still an employers' job market.
Managing Employees

Target Practice

Sometimes, the key to landing a sale lies in clearing away the obstacles that can make you miss the mark.
Employment Law

Tips for Maintaining Employment Records

Federal mandates require you to keep them on file, but do you know for how long?
Managing Employees

Managing Your Subcontractors

With a few tips from this "sub management" expert, you can create strong relationships that help your company grow.
Training

Getting Employees to Help Each Other

It pays to create a corporate culture where employees willingly share their knowledge with one another.
Hiring Center

Hiring an Independent Contractor

Looking for an alternative to full-time employees? Our Legal Expert shows you the benefits of hiring independent contractors.
Managing Employees

Can You Manage?

Should the office hotshot be your next manager? Only if he or she really has the right stuff.
Employment Law

Protect Yourself When Terminating Employees

When handling this delicate issue, make sure to follow the letter of the law.
Managing Employees

Managing Conflict Between Teams

How to build mutual respect when team members clash
Employment Law

It's Classified

Are they really contractors rather than employees? If you don't get it right, you could face steep penalties.
Employment Law

Are You Complying With the New Overtime Rules?

To avoid potential lawsuits, make sure your policies are in line with current regulations.
Hiring Center

Checking References

Before you make an offer, check the candidate's credentials.
Compensation and Benefits

Family Matters

Could giving employees paid family leave actually leave your company stronger?
Motivation and Retention

Tough Choices

If you want to hire fresh talent, you'll have to pay them more. But what will your existing staff say?
Employment Law

Rules on Multinational Workers & Entrepreneurs

Want to work with a non-U.S. citizen? Investor? Or obtain an entrepreneur visa? Here's what you need to know.
Employment Law

What You Can't Ask Job Applicants

To stay out of trouble, steer clear of these questions on employment applications.
Motivation and Retention

Offer Employee Perks While Still Getting Results

Want to offer flex time, casual dress or other nonpaid incentives? Keep a casual culture productive using results-based communication.
Employment Law

The Rules on Comp Time

How to determine whether you can give your employees comp time instead of overtime
Managing Employees

Brake Time?

If you work your employees to the bone and still aren't seeing any rise in productivity, speed may not be the only answer.
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