Employees

Here's What the First Hires at Apple, Google and Other Top Tech Companies Are Doing Now
Tech Startups

Here's What the First Hires at Apple, Google and Other Top Tech Companies Are Doing Now

Some made millions, others saw fortunes slip through their fingers, and some have joined or founded other startups.
Alyson Shontell
The International Franchise Board Tries to Dig Up Details on Labor Board's 'Joint Employer' Decision
Franchise

The International Franchise Board Tries to Dig Up Details on Labor Board's 'Joint Employer' Decision

The IFA plans to file a request with the National Labor Relations Board to disclose the reasoning behind deeming franchisors 'joint employers.'
Kate Taylor
Chipotle Employees Claim the Chain Isn't as Worker-Friendly as You Think
Chipotle

Chipotle Employees Claim the Chain Isn't as Worker-Friendly as You Think

Employees at the burrito chain are suing for wage theft in two states.
Kate Taylor
5 Rules for Promoting Managers at a Fast-Growing Startup
Managing Employees

5 Rules for Promoting Managers at a Fast-Growing Startup

The move from team member to management is both a thrill and a shock. Sensible steps to ease the transition make success more likely for everybody.
Jeff Fernandez
The 4 Things Your Customers Really Want
Customer Experience

The 4 Things Your Customers Really Want

The essential dynamic of a quality service relationship comes down to a company's addressing these core questions.
Tom Borg
Uber Fires -- Then Promptly Rehires -- Driver Over Shockingly Innocuous Tweet
Disciplining and Firing

Uber Fires -- Then Promptly Rehires -- Driver Over Shockingly Innocuous Tweet

After Uber driver Chris Ortiz tweeted about driver safety, he was unceremoniously dumped by the company in a letter that called his statements 'hateful.'
Geoff Weiss
Starbucks Baristas Get a Pay Raise and Permission to Show Off Tattoos
Starbucks

Starbucks Baristas Get a Pay Raise and Permission to Show Off Tattoos

The coffee company announced an updated dress code, raises across the board and free snacks while working.
Kate Taylor
Craft a Cultural-Identity Message That Employees Will Want to Repeat
Company Culture

Craft a Cultural-Identity Message That Employees Will Want to Repeat

A well-instituted identity message flows off the lips of all the employees within an organization, not just the salespeople.
Jeff Shore
People Still Prefer Male Bosses – But That's Not the Whole Story
News and trends

People Still Prefer Male Bosses – But That's Not the Whole Story

A new poll from Gallup reveals that a boss's gender is mattering less and less.
Nina Zipkin
At Jimmy John's, Sandwich Makers Have to Sign a Noncompete Agreement
Managing Employees

At Jimmy John's, Sandwich Makers Have to Sign a Noncompete Agreement

Noncompete agreements are often reserved for executives. Why, then, does this sandwich chain ban entry-level workers from working for competitors for two years?
Kate Taylor
Facebook, Apple to Begin Paying for Employees to Freeze Their Eggs
Benefits

Facebook, Apple to Begin Paying for Employees to Freeze Their Eggs

The move opens up a conversation about benefits and responsibility.
Nina Zipkin
More Startups Are Cashing in on the Growing Worker Skills Gap
News and trends

More Startups Are Cashing in on the Growing Worker Skills Gap

Opportunity: The growing divide between prospering American workers and those falling further behind.
Kate Rogers
Ensure Your New Employee's Success With These 5 Steps
Managing Employees

Ensure Your New Employee's Success With These 5 Steps

If you're hired the right person, following these tips will help make sure your new hire performs to your expectations.
Doug and Polly White
The Hidden Benefits of Happy Co-Workers (Infographic)
Employees

The Hidden Benefits of Happy Co-Workers (Infographic)

A new study indicates that positive connections among employees spur engagement.
Heather R. Huhman