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5 Ways to Win the Hearts of Employees

5 Ways to Win the Hearts of Employees

Small business experts Adam and Matthew Toren answer readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
Need Help Retaining Employees? Some Apps for That

Need Help Retaining Employees? Some Apps for That

Social media-style programs give workers public kudos when they go above and beyond. Consider these employee rewards-and-recognition apps.

The Health-Care Law's Mandate: A Tax on Young Americans?

Minutes after the Supreme Court handed down its decision to uphold the health-care law, critics lambasted it for amounting to a massive new tax -- which would mostly affect young people.
3 Employee Mistakes That Cost Businesses Big Time

3 Employee Mistakes That Cost Businesses Big Time

Managing employees comes with hidden costs. Find out how to protect yourself from situations that can emotionally and financially devastate a business.
How to Make Sure Company Secrets Stay When Employees Move On

How to Make Sure Company Secrets Stay When Employees Move On

Measures you can take to stop proprietary data from leaving with your workers.
3 Tips for Legally and Ethically Monitoring Employees Online

3 Tips for Legally and Ethically Monitoring Employees Online

A look at the benefits and pitfalls of following your workers' digital footprints.
Tech Tools for Keeping a Digital Eye on Employees

Tech Tools for Keeping a Digital Eye on Employees

These apps and services can help you monitor your staff -- and do it legally.
Listen to Small Business: Don't Increase the Minimum Wage (Opinion)

Listen to Small Business: Don't Increase the Minimum Wage (Opinion)

Business owners often oppose the minimum wage because it reduces their profits. But their position might be more helpful to low-skilled workers than the altruistic views of elected officials.
A Lie-Detector Test for Resumes

A Lie-Detector Test for Resumes

In a tough economy, job seekers can be tempted to fudge facts or outright lie on their resumes. Here's how to catch them in the act.
Can't Afford Employee Training Programs? Think Again

Can't Afford Employee Training Programs? Think Again

To attract and retain great employees, Fortune 1000 companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year on training. Small businesses can't afford not to compete.
Accounting Software Giant Intuit Offers Health-Care, 401(k) Services

Accounting Software Giant Intuit Offers Health-Care, 401(k) Services

The maker of popular accounting tool QuickBooks has expanded its services into the world of employee benefits.
Tips for Hiring the Best Employees

Tips for Hiring the Best Employees

Follow these suggestions to simplify the interviewing process and help make sure it turns up the best candidates.
Labor Picture May Brighten in 2012

Labor Picture May Brighten in 2012

Last year was bleak for many small businesses, but sales, along with hiring, appear to be on their way up. Here's a look at some of the factors that could affect staffing plans -- for betteror worse -- in 2012.
Should an Employer Allow an Employee to Work on a Side Business?

Should an Employer Allow an Employee to Work on a Side Business?

A professor of business ethics advises on if and when to allow employees to moonlight on startups of their own.
Employees' Facebook Pages Are Private, Until They're Not

Employees' Facebook Pages Are Private, Until They're Not

New York court ruling muddies the waters surrounding what employers can and cannot demand of their employees' social media activities.
How 'Working Spouse' Rules Can Save a Company Money -- And Headaches

How 'Working Spouse' Rules Can Save a Company Money -- And Headaches

Employers can save money by creating 'working-spouse carve-outs' encouraging employees to use their spouse's health-insurance plans.
The Hidden Costs of Employee Turnover

The Hidden Costs of Employee Turnover

A revolving door of workers can take a toll on your company in surprising ways. Here are four that you might not notice.
Richard Branson on Thinking Big

Richard Branson on Thinking Big

The celebrated entrepreneur shares advice on shaping company culture as you expand your business.
Five Ways Businesses Are Coping With Rising Health-Care Costs

Five Ways Businesses Are Coping With Rising Health-Care Costs

Some owners have found innovative ways to manage change amid health-care reform.
Four Ways to Foster Fairness in the Workplace

Four Ways to Foster Fairness in the Workplace

Focusing on transparency and frequent communication can reduce employee concerns and help improve productivity.
Five Steps for Giving Productive Feedback

Five Steps for Giving Productive Feedback

It can be a delicate process, but assessing a person's progress can lead to improvement and growth.
How to Blend Company Cultures in a Merger

How to Blend Company Cultures in a Merger

Considering an acquisition? Learn to minimize a potential blow to employees and maximize the value of existing talent.
What's Your Management Style?

What's Your Management Style?

To manage your staff effectively, instilling rules and fostering flexibility make an ideal combination.
How to Inspire an Ownership Spirit Among Employees

How to Inspire an Ownership Spirit Among Employees

A workforce of owner-minded employees will often go beyond expectations for the sake of the business's objectives.
How Can I Find Dedicated Employees?

How Can I Find Dedicated Employees?

Marcus Erb, senior consultant at the Great Place to Work Institute, on how business owners can find employees as competent and dedicated as they are.

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