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How to Find Great Candidates by Looking Past the Obvious

How to Find Great Candidates by Looking Past the Obvious

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Experts aren't everything. Here's how to eliminate the false positives and find the employee you need.
November 18, 2013 in Hiring Center
Google Employees Confess the Worst Things About Working at Google

Google Employees Confess the Worst Things About Working at Google

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Apparently working at Google isn't as heavenly as it's cracked up to be.
November 17, 2013 in Managing Employees
Hiring: Why the Most Skilled Candidate Isn't Always the Right Candidate

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

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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.
November 15, 2013 in Human Resources
Difficult Conversations: What Not to Say

Difficult Conversations: What Not to Say

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Avoid common pitfalls that can make hard conversations even harder.
November 13, 2013 in Human Resources
Why ENDA Is Actually Bad for Business

Why ENDA Is Actually Bad for Business

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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.
November 6, 2013 in Hiring Center
Why Your Employees Think You're a Creep -- And How to Avoid Being One

Why Your Employees Think You're a Creep -- And How to Avoid Being One

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You may be offending your employees without even knowing it. Here are five rules to keep you out of trouble.
October 29, 2013 in The 'Treps
5 Signs You're Expecting More From Employees Than They Can Give

5 Signs You're Expecting More From Employees Than They Can Give

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Entitled leaders often make the worst managers and bosses. Here are five entitlement traps to avoid when running your own business.
October 15, 2013 in Leadership
Company Turns 'Unsexy' Corporate Compliance Training on Its Head

Company Turns 'Unsexy' Corporate Compliance Training on Its Head

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True Office gamifies the way companies train their employees, with its founder insisting it's cheaper and more fun than hiring an expert.
October 11, 2013 in Office Tech
What Businesses Need to Know About Obamacare

What Businesses Need to Know About Obamacare

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Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act has started and we've got the ultimate guide to help business owners like yourself navigate the changes.
October 1, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
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
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
Why It's Time to Rethink Who's Doing What at Your Company

Why It's Time to Rethink Who's Doing What at Your Company

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Jacks of all trades can be a plus on a startup team. But as growth takes off, trying to fit a square peg into a round hole can be hazardous to your business.
September 12, 2013 in Managing Employees
Millennial Managers Seen as 'Entitled'

Millennial Managers Seen as 'Entitled'

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Gen Y managers are seen as 'entitled and concerned primarily about individual promotion,' according to a new study.
September 4, 2013 in Starting a Business
Changing Your Health Plan Due to Obamacare? Survey Staffers First

Changing Your Health Plan Due to Obamacare? Survey Staffers First

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Getting your team's input should be one of your first steps to prepare for the new health reforms.
August 29, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Should You Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?

Should You Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?

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Unlimited vacation isn't as radical as it sounds. Here are four ways to make the policy work for you.
August 23, 2013 in Business Management
How Can I Keep an Employee I Cannot Afford to Pay?

How Can I Keep an Employee I Cannot Afford to Pay?

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When the money isn't there, what can a struggling business owner do to keep a crucial employee on staff? Ask Entrepreneur's HR expert sheds light on the big picture and suggests solutions.
August 22, 2013 in Money
The Ins and Outs of Creating a Parental Leave Policy

The Ins and Outs of Creating a Parental Leave Policy

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Maternity leave is nothing new, but should you give dads equal time? These four steps will help you to set a policy that works for your business.
August 16, 2013 in Human Resources
Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan

Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan

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Bookmark this benefit strategy timeline to make the most of the year-long extension.
August 14, 2013 in Human Resources
Would You Fire an Employee for Broadcasting an Internal Meeting?

Would You Fire an Employee for Broadcasting an Internal Meeting?

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AOL CEO Tim Armstrong fired an employee in front of 1,000 coworkers when the employee tried to photograph the boss during a company meeting, reports say.
August 12, 2013 in Human Resources
4 Ways to Destroy Toxic Office Politics

4 Ways to Destroy Toxic Office Politics

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When the workplace is filled with drama, employees and productivity suffer. Here are four ways to stomp out the politics and get back to work.
August 12, 2013 in Human Resources
How to Get Everything Done By Doing Less

How to Get Everything Done By Doing Less

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Entrepreneurs often have the urge to do it all themselves. But if you want your business to grow and keep your sanity, try these three strategies instead.
August 7, 2013 in Human Resources
Fewer Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options

Fewer Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options

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A recent webinar outlines the choices businesses need to make under the Affordable Care Act.
August 7, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
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
Should Appearance Be a Factor in Hiring?

Should Appearance Be a Factor in Hiring?

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Retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is under fire for hiring beautiful people as sales clerks. We examine the role looks should play in hiring.
July 26, 2013 in Human Resources
Brace for a Bumpy Road Ahead, Obamacare Rollout Expected to Be Patchy

Brace for a Bumpy Road Ahead, Obamacare Rollout Expected to Be Patchy

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Small-business owners will soon be able to enroll for health insurance on new, online marketplaces. Health-care experts weigh in on how that process might look.
July 24, 2013 in Human Resources

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