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5 Reasons You Need Interns to Build Your Business
Managing Employees

5 Reasons You Need Interns to Build Your Business

They are young, eager and ready to pitch in. Used correctly, interns can be the key to building an efficient, effective and stable workforce.
Become a Master Delegator in 7 Simple Steps
Managing Employees

Become a Master Delegator in 7 Simple Steps

As your ability to delegate improves so will you productivity.
Small-Business Owners Cautious of Going Overboard on Holiday Gifts, Bonuses
Motivation and Retention

Small-Business Owners Cautious of Going Overboard on Holiday Gifts, Bonuses

Expecting weaker-than-usual holiday sales, a new survey says some owners are cutting back on end-of-year bonuses and parties.
Bosslessness: What It Is and Why It's All the Rage in Silicon Valley
Managing Employees

Bosslessness: What It Is and Why It's All the Rage in Silicon Valley

Want to attract stellar employees? Don't boss them around. Here’s how to manage without, well, managing.
Overwhelmed by Applicants, a Restaurant Turns to a Niche Job Site
Hiring Center

Overwhelmed by Applicants, a Restaurant Turns to a Niche Job Site

After a mediocre experience with Craiglist, a French-Californian restaurant posts an ad on PoachedJobs (a job site for food and beverage industries) and achieves stellar results.
Reward Better: New Programs Let You Recognize Employees in Real Time
Human Resources

Reward Better: New Programs Let You Recognize Employees in Real Time

End-of-year fruit basket? Company coffee cup? Shelve old-school gifts next to the rolodexes and update your recognition program with LinkedIn badges or an array of online gift cards.
4 Steps to Creating a Successful Job-Swapping Program
Managing Employees

4 Steps to Creating a Successful Job-Swapping Program

Educate employees and inspire innovation by incorporating your own version of the job-swap techniques big companies use.
How to Find Great Candidates by Looking Past the Obvious
Hiring Center

How to Find Great Candidates by Looking Past the Obvious

Experts aren't everything. Here's how to eliminate the false positives and find the employee you need.
Google Employees Confess the Worst Things About Working at Google
Managing Employees

Google Employees Confess the Worst Things About Working at Google

Apparently working at Google isn't as heavenly as it's cracked up to be.
How to Run a Productive Internship Program and Stay Out of Legal Trouble
Managing Employees

How to Run a Productive Internship Program and Stay Out of Legal Trouble

A student internship program can be a great asset for your company, but if not run properly, it can jeopardize the wellbeing of your entire business.
Hiring: Why the Most Skilled Candidate Isn't Always the Right Candidate
Human Resources

Hiring: Why the Most Skilled Candidate Isn't Always the Right Candidate

Smart hiring looks beyond skillsets to find someone who will work well with your team and your workflow. These 4 tips will help you look beyond the resume.
Reality Check: Not Everyone Deserves a Bonus
Motivation and Retention

Reality Check: Not Everyone Deserves a Bonus

If you reward an employee's subpar performance, you're only hurting your business. Here are four tips on how to handle the bonus process the right way.
Microsoft Axes Its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Employee-Ranking System
Compensation and Benefits

Microsoft Axes Its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Employee-Ranking System

The tech giant hopes to pivot out of its 'lost decade' by ending internal competition for raises and instead fostering a collaborative culture.
Difficult Conversations: What Not to Say
Human Resources

Difficult Conversations: What Not to Say

Avoid common pitfalls that can make hard conversations even harder.
Supercharge Your Recruitment Strategy (Infographic)
Hiring Center

Supercharge Your Recruitment Strategy (Infographic)

Sales and marketing professionals have used the funnel method for years. Here's how recruiters can employ these same tactics.
How to Impress the Robots Reading Your Resume (Infographic)
Hiring Center

How to Impress the Robots Reading Your Resume (Infographic)

New resume-filtering technology means you should consider letting go of outdated rules and focus on making your resume robot-friendly.
Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet
Motivation and Retention

Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet

The claim that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 would slash poverty rates in half is overly simplistic.
People Are Leaving the Workforce in Droves: What it Means for Businesses
Hiring Center

People Are Leaving the Workforce in Droves: What it Means for Businesses

If current employment trends continue, the number of people out of the labor force will surpass the number of working Americans in about four years.
Starbucks to Hire 10,000 Veterans and Military Spouses in Next 5 Years
Hiring Center

Starbucks to Hire 10,000 Veterans and Military Spouses in Next 5 Years

As Veterans Small Business Week kicks off, Starbucks has announced plans to increase veteran hiring and use community stores to support service members.
3 Steps for Assembling a Startup Dream Team
Managing Employees

3 Steps for Assembling a Startup Dream Team

You may have a great idea, but your company's fate depends in large part on the strength of your team.
Bring Your Parents to Work Day Is a Good Thing. No, Really.
Managing Employees

Bring Your Parents to Work Day Is a Good Thing. No, Really.

LinkedIn thinks you should encourage employees to bring their parents to work tomorrow. Here's why that's not as crazy as you think.
Why ENDA Is Actually Bad for Business
Hiring Center

Why ENDA Is Actually Bad for Business

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, would add costs and complications to businesses that have already shown they are far more enlightened than the government, writes Ray Hennessey.
How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes
Managing Employees

How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes

Motivating your team can be more art than science, but here are four techniques that work.
Swap Seats, Change Your Company? Why Where You Sit Matters
Managing Employees

Swap Seats, Change Your Company? Why Where You Sit Matters

From enhancing daily interactions to finding more efficient ways of accomplishing tasks, the right office seating approach can make a big difference in your business.
Hiring Center

The Next Generation of Temp Agencies

Low-cost, online-based companies like TaskRabbit and Fancy Hands reimagine short-term help.
The 16 Biggest Tech Intern Fails
Managing Employees

The 16 Biggest Tech Intern Fails

From being rude to Mark Zuckerberg's wife, to burning down an office building, to inadvertently disabling the internet across large stretches of the Ukraine, these interns messed up in style.
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