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Most Federal Workers Will Keep Working Through Shutdown

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Of the 4.1 million people who work for the federal government, about 80% will still be expected to show up for work. Here's a look at who they are.
October 1, 2013 in Hiring Center
7 Ways to Pump Up Employee Engagement In Your Office

7 Ways to Pump Up Employee Engagement In Your Office

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Giving your employees the ability to set and maintain their own goals will be a big morale booster. Here's how.
September 27, 2013 in Managing Employees
The Pros and Cons of Working for Equity

The Pros and Cons of Working for Equity

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From scope creep to the opportunity to cash in, a look at the good and bad of working in exchange for equity.
September 25, 2013 in Startup Financing
Tell Us: Is Executive Stress Overblown?

Tell Us: Is Executive Stress Overblown?

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New information suggests research is wrong when it says that executives -- because of the tough business decisions they need to make -- are more prone to bad health.
September 24, 2013 in Leadership
Court: Facebook Likes Are Protected Speech

Court: Facebook Likes Are Protected Speech

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According to a ruling on Tuesday, anything you Like on Facebook can't and won't be used against you -- in a court of law or anywhere else.
September 19, 2013 in News and Trends
Give Millennials Flexibility and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Give Millennials Flexibility and Other Must-Read Business Tips

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A look at how you should manage millenials, why you need solitude once in a while and more advice for business owners.
September 13, 2013 in Managing Employees

Your Employees Are Lying to You. Here's How to Stop Them

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You may be setting the wrong example for employees without even realizing it. Here's how to make them more honest and committed at work.
September 13, 2013 in Leadership
6 Easy Ways to Make Meetings Fun -- Or At Least, Not Suck

6 Easy Ways to Make Meetings Fun -- Or At Least, Not Suck

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What if the dreaded meeting could actually be an event your team looked forward to? Here are six ways to revamp meetings to get employees engaged and interested.
September 13, 2013 in Managing Employees
Is It Time to Toss Your Old Management Model?

Is It Time to Toss Your Old Management Model?

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Your team could be working faster, smarter and better if only you reorganized the way your company is run. Here's one effective approach that could work for you.
September 11, 2013 in Business Management
4 Hiring Mistakes Most Entrepreneurs Make

4 Hiring Mistakes Most Entrepreneurs Make

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Don't rush to bring a new person on board without considering these four commonly made mistakes.
September 10, 2013 in Hiring Center
How to Make Your Best Employees Even More Profitable

How to Make Your Best Employees Even More Profitable

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Even your brightest hires need to be set up for success. Here are four ways to make your best employees shine.
September 9, 2013 in Managing Employees
You're the Boss: When Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Ask for Advice

You're the Boss: When Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Ask for Advice

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Knowing whose opinion to listen to and whose to ignore is part of the art of decision making and the mark of a good leader.
September 6, 2013 in Leadership
Make Your Team Smarter, Happier and More Productive Without Spending a Dime

Make Your Team Smarter, Happier and More Productive Without Spending a Dime

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It's simply not true that intelligence is static. If you want your team to work smarter and better, try these three strategies.
September 5, 2013 in Managing Employees
3 Things You Don't Know About Intrapreneurship

3 Things You Don't Know About Intrapreneurship

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Fostering intrapreneurs inside your company can boost innovation and prepare the next generation of aspiring entrepreneurs.
September 3, 2013 in Innovation
Was a 'Thorny' Romantic Situation Why a Google Exec Left for a Chinese Startup?

Was a 'Thorny' Romantic Situation Why a Google Exec Left for a Chinese Startup?

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Android vice president Hugo Barra is leaving Google. According to reports, his departure might not only be about business.
August 29, 2013 in News and Trends
New SEC Rule Would Make Companies Disclose Ratio of CEO-to-Worker Pay

New SEC Rule Would Make Companies Disclose Ratio of CEO-to-Worker Pay

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As early as next month, corporations may have to begin making public the difference between their chief executive's compensation and the pay of a middle-of-the-pack worker.
August 22, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
The IRS Wants to Know If Your Freelancer Should Be Getting a W2

The IRS Wants to Know If Your Freelancer Should Be Getting a W2

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When the U.S. government is hurting for pennies, you'd better mind your Ps and Qs.
August 14, 2013 in Tax Center
When Does Being Socially Responsible Hurt Your Business?

When Does Being Socially Responsible Hurt Your Business?

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Deciding what social causes to commit your company to means taking a careful look at a few key factors. Here are three to consider.
August 13, 2013 in Leadership
5 Reasons Your Employees Probably Hate You

5 Reasons Your Employees Probably Hate You

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You want to be a better boss, don't you? Be sure to avoid these five common mistakes.
August 13, 2013 in Leadership
Would You Let Your Employees Drink on the Job?

Would You Let Your Employees Drink on the Job?

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A Portuguese court ruled that employees could drink alcohol at work. Is it a human resources nightmare or happy perk?
August 2, 2013 in Human Resources
5 Steps to a Stress-Free Summer Vacation

5 Steps to a Stress-Free Summer Vacation

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Follow these tips to get you and your business ready for some much needed rest and relaxation.
July 30, 2013 in Business Management
3 Ways You're Derailing Your Employees' Productivity

3 Ways You're Derailing Your Employees' Productivity

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Often times you are the the reason your team isn't getting as much done as you'd like. Here are three ways you might be unknowingly making them less productive at their jobs.
July 22, 2013 in Human Resources

Half of Small Businesses Will Cut Employee Hours to Avoid Obamacare Penalties

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Anxiety about Obamacare is increasing, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's quarterly small-business outlook survey.
July 17, 2013 in Human Resources
4 Ways to Turn Your Employees Into an All-Star Team

4 Ways to Turn Your Employees Into an All-Star Team

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Now that we're in what baseball enthusiasts call the 'dog days of summer,' consider these tips for motivating your staff to be winners.
July 17, 2013 in Leadership
5 Ways to Keep Employees From Checking Out on the Job

5 Ways to Keep Employees From Checking Out on the Job

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Seven out of 10 employees are not engaged at work, according to recent research. Here are five ways to get your team engaged.
July 16, 2013 in Human Resources

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