Employment Issues

News and Articles About Employment Issues

The Fair Credit Reporting Act Can Be a Trap
Credit Checks

The Fair Credit Reporting Act Can Be a Trap

If you're an employer performing a background check, be very, very careful.
Brett E. Coburn and Brooks A. Suttle
10 Questions to Ask When Firing an Employee
Firing

10 Questions to Ask When Firing an Employee

From how and when to break the news to how to avoid getting sued, here are the pro-tips you need to know when letting an underperformer go.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
5 Questions Struggling Entrepreneurs Must Ask Before Taking a Job
Employment Issues

5 Questions Struggling Entrepreneurs Must Ask Before Taking a Job

When your dream of self-employment is threatened, when should you suck it up and work for someone else?
Lisa M. Blacker
How to Create a Personalized Motivational Manual to Boost Productivity
Managing Employees

How to Create a Personalized Motivational Manual to Boost Productivity

Some careful questioning to explore when employees recall being most enthused will tell you, and them, how they can be motivated on the job.
Eddy Ricci
How the Right School Can Help You Thrive in a Lousy Job Market (Infographic)
Entrepreneurs

How the Right School Can Help You Thrive in a Lousy Job Market (Infographic)

The current job market for recent graduates is grim. Get a leg up on the competition with tips from this infographic on choosing a school that will make you an all-star job applicant.
Kate Taylor
10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Day Job to Run Your Own Company
Starting a Business

10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Day Job to Run Your Own Company

The dream of being one's own boss is what leads many people to start businesses, but don't be too hasty in leaving your bread-and-butter job.
Lisa Girard
7 Things Your Body Language Is Telling Your Boss
Starting a Business

7 Things Your Body Language Is Telling Your Boss

From the way you sit in your chair to the color of your tie, nonverbal communication can have a big impact on your professional life. Here's some advice.
When the Axe Swings, Your Worst Employees Will Outperform
Growth Strategies

When the Axe Swings, Your Worst Employees Will Outperform

Conventional wisdom suggests that companies have been able to maintain output with fewer employees because bosses took care to fire the worst workers and keep their stars. A new study is turning that logic on its head.
Ray Hennessey
Co-Founder of Square Wants to Save St. Louis, One Programmer at a Time
Technology

Co-Founder of Square Wants to Save St. Louis, One Programmer at a Time

Jim McKelvey has launched a non-profit mission to get programmers and coders employment-ready in St. Louis.
Catherine Clifford
Online Training Platform Gives Job Seekers a Boost
Technology

Online Training Platform Gives Job Seekers a Boost

LearnUp.me turns job seekers into qualified candidates by helping them bone up on in-demand skills.
John Patrick Pullen
A Lie-Detector Test for Resumes
Growth Strategies

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.
Brian Patrick Eha
Small Business Hiring Slows, But Still Adding More Jobs Than Large Companies
Growth Strategies

Small Business Hiring Slows, But Still Adding More Jobs Than Large Companies

While revenues rise among small businesses, the latest payroll numbers show the smallest increase in hiring in seven months.
Catherine Clifford
When a Win for Wal-Mart Is a Win for Small Business
Growth Strategies

When a Win for Wal-Mart Is a Win for Small Business

The U.S. Supreme Court prevented a class action discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart from going forward. But that decision could also embolden small businesses.
Diana Ransom
Seven Employee Warning Signs
Growth Strategies

Seven Employee Warning Signs

Over-stressed workers aren't just bad for morale, they could be bad for business. Here's how to deal with problem employees.
Burton Goldfield