Human Resources

Employment Law

Guidelines on Overtime, Holiday Pay and Paid Days Off

When overtime is the norm for your employees, how do you determine what to pay for holidays and paid time off?
Human Resources

Finding the Time to Lead

Don't have the time to cultivate good employees? Make time! You'll thank yourself later.
Managing Employees

A Job Well Done

You won't boost employee performance without the right training and supervision.
Managing Employees

8 Ways to Charm Your Employees

Simple moves that will help you create loyalty and rapport in the workplace
Training

Hiring Your First Employee

Ready to start building a staff? Here's how to get--and keep--the best person for the job.
Managing Employees

Fire Proof

A thorough investigation is the only way to build a case against problem employees.
Employment Law

Proper Payroll When an Employee Leaves

How soon are you required to pay a former employee's wages?
Motivation and Retention

Employee Recognition: Why It Matters

Rewarding employees for a job well-done will do wonders for their performance--and your bottom line.
Motivation and Retention

More Tips for Internal Customer Service

Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, so here are 3 more ways to keep your employees happy.
Managing Employees

On Their Own

Give your independent thinkers space--but not enough to get lost in.
Employment Law

How to Comply With Workers' Comp Laws

Determine if your small business really needs it--and then start doing some research.
Human Resources

Leading in the Splash Zone

Ken Blanchard's Whale Done! proves the power of positive reinforcement with your employees.
Managing Employees

Be a Manager, Not a Police Officer

If you only jump in when employees have done something wrong, then it's time to take a closer look at your management style.
Motivation and Retention

Internal Customer Service: Getting Your Organization to Work Together

Great customer service isn't just about serving the people outside your company.
Managing Employees

Kids These Days

Senior staff hopelessly out of date? Younger mentors can help them keep up.
Motivation and Retention

What Happened to the Fun?

Loosen up! It is still possible to run a company where cracking smiles and having a blast are part of the daily routine.
Employment Law

The Requirements of FMLA Compliance

Avoid legal problems by providing employees with the leave they're entitled to.
Managing Employees

Rumor Has It.

Is the rumor mill out of control in your company? Keeping the communication lines open ought to take care of the problem.
Motivation and Retention

Keep the Faithful

Is it better to cut positions or just salaries? . . . and carry the eight . . . wait, stop calculating and think of employee morale.
Employment Law

The Rules of Overtime

Stay out of legal hot water by following these guidelines on overtime.
Motivation and Retention

Keeping Your Employees Moving Forward

Of horses and carts and management: helping your employees understand what their jobs are
Managing Employees

Making Uniform Decisions

If you need to outfit your employees, find out how to best implement a uniform program.
Managing Employees

When You're the Butt of the Joke.

Should you talk to your employees about the jokes they make about you or just let it go?
Hiring Center

The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing

Should you outsource business functions or is it better to keep them in-house?
Hiring Center

Playing e-Detective

Checking out applicants online can save you trouble--and get you into it.
Employment Law

Value System

You have to accommodate employees' "sincerely held" beliefs, religious or not.
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