Human Resources

Managing Employees

You're Dismissed

Face it--part of your job is relieving others of theirs. So how do you do it right?
Employment Law

Complying With the Family and Medical Leave Act

How to navigate the maze of paperwork and legalities associated with granting an employee leave under the FMLA
Managing Employees

Using Assessment Tests to Your Advantage

Employee assessment tools can be valuable, but only if you apply the results to your workplace.
Motivation and Retention

When Employees Miss Deadlines

Don't assume every glitch is a result of poor performance. Instead, look for failures in the system.
Managing Employees

Playing Well With Others

Being the boss is tough. Do your employees wish you'd get an attitude adjustment?
Managing Employees

Employee Interrupted

Would employees get more done if they were unavailable every now and then?
Motivation and Retention

Need a Lift?

How to retain employees when pay raises and job security are but a memory
Employment Law

Do Salaried Employees Legally Require Breaks?

There is no federal law, but watch out for state laws and union rules.
Employment Law

Outsource Your HR

Payroll, benefits, hiring, firing, tax compliance--erase those tasks from your to-do list by hiring an HR outsourcing firm.
Managing Employees

Encourage Employees to Think Like Owners

Incentives and bonuses can inspire employees to invest their energy in your business.
Compensation and Benefits

Aid Package

Is a little decision-making help needed to complete your employees' retirement plans?
Hiring Center

Not Hiring

Pretending you didn't get their resumes is no way to deal with rejection. Applicants need to know when it's over.
Hiring Center

Now Hiring

There comes a time when every start-up entrepreneur just can't do it alone anymore. Is it time to find your first employee?
Motivation and Retention

Please Don't Go

Turnover isn't necessarily a fact of life. Learn to keep your employees in the fold.
Employment Law

Determining What Is and Isn't a Disability

One of your employees has migraines. Is this covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act?
Compensation and Benefits

Low-Cost Benefits That'll Make Your Employees Happy

Boost satisfaction and loyalty with these inexpensive extras for your benefits package.
Employment Law

Maintaining a Safe Workplace

Your employees deserve a safe working environment--and the government requires it. Here's how to do it.
Hiring Center

How to Write a Job Ad

Make the most of a classified ad with these tips.
Hiring Center

13 Questions to Avoid During a Job Interview

Protect yourself from legal problems by steering clear of these sensitive issues.
Compensation and Benefits

What Benefits Are You Required to Provide?

Some benefits are legally required; some aren't. We'll help you figure which is which.
Hiring Center

Interviewing Applicants

Ask the right questions--and boost your chances of hiring the right person.
Managing Employees

Muddled Middle

Good or bad, slackers and stars are stealing attention from everyone in between.
Managing Employees

Handling Employee Complaints

Do you know the difference between a valid grievance and just plain whining? Either way, you need to know how to handle it.
Employment Law

The Rules of FMLA Leave

The lowdown on when and how employees are permitted intermittent leave
Managing Employees

Managing Employee Conflict for Greater Productivity

If you have employees who don't get along--and if you don't know, you certainly will--these tips will help you resolve the situation to the benefit of both parties.
Motivation and Retention

Becoming a Caring Leader

You don't have to act like Genghis Khan to get your employees to do their jobs. You'll develop a stronger company if you can develop your people skills.
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