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Modern Dad? Prince William to Take Two Weeks of Paternity Leave

Modern Dad? Prince William to Take Two Weeks of Paternity Leave

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As more businesses expand paid time off for families, our male readers express a range of opinions on how much time to take.
July 22, 2013 in Human Resources
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
3 Toxic Employees You Need to Fire Now

3 Toxic Employees You Need to Fire Now

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If you can't correct their bad behavior, there are three types of employees that have to go.
July 17, 2013 in Managing Employees
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
White House Plays Offense: Says Immigration Reform Will Turbocharge Entrepreneurship

White House Plays Offense: Says Immigration Reform Will Turbocharge Entrepreneurship

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A new report released from the Obama Administration breaks down the economic impact of the bipartisan immigration reform bill passed by the Senate.
July 10, 2013 in Human Resources

The World's Most Innovative Countries

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Switzerland, Sweden and the U.K. top the Global Innovation Index for 2013.
July 8, 2013 in Inventing
Healthcare Reform: Self-Funding Pros and Cons

Healthcare Reform: Self-Funding Pros and Cons

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Self-insurance can help you sidestep some of Obamacare's new requirements. But is it right for your company?
July 3, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
DOMA Is Dead: What That Means for Your Business

DOMA Is Dead: What That Means for Your Business

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The Supreme Court voted to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act this week. Here's a look at some of the ways it could affect your business.
June 28, 2013 in Human Resources
U.S. Entrepreneur Held Hostage By His Own Employees in China

U.S. Entrepreneur Held Hostage By His Own Employees in China

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An executive of a disposable medical-supply manufacturer is being held in his office outside of Beijing by his own employees, according to news reports.
June 25, 2013 in Human Resources
What It Takes to Be a Boss Every Employee Loves

What It Takes to Be a Boss Every Employee Loves

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Letting employees know you're invested in them makes a huge difference in their attitude. Here are four easy ways to build morale in the office.
June 25, 2013 in Managing Employees
Photos: America's Bright Spots: The Top 10 Cities for Hiring

America's Bright Spots: The Top 10 Cities for Hiring

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A new report ranks the cities in the U.S. where employers are hiring the most.
June 21, 2013 in Human Resources
Men's Wearhouse Mysteriously Dismisses Founder George Zimmer

Men's Wearhouse Mysteriously Dismisses Founder George Zimmer

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In a bizarre move, the men's apparel company ousts the man who founded it 40 years ago, providing few details.
June 19, 2013 in Human Resources
Billionaire Carlos Slim: Why 60 Is the New 30

Billionaire Carlos Slim: Why 60 Is the New 30

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The mega-rich telecom entrepreneur says knowledge workers enter their prime in their 60s.
June 19, 2013 in Human Resources
Small-Business Health-Care Exchanges May Be Delayed

Small-Business Health-Care Exchanges May Be Delayed

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The health-insurance exchanges due out in October may not be ready on schedule, according to Congress's watchdog.
June 19, 2013 in Human Resources

Don't Force Businesses to Pay Interns (Opinion)

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Business strategist Carol Roth argues that forcing businesses to pay interns ignores both the costs incurred by the host business and the value interns receive.
June 19, 2013 in Human Resources
Leadership Playbook: 3 Ways to Coach, Not Criticize, Employees

Leadership Playbook: 3 Ways to Coach, Not Criticize, Employees

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Giving employees consistent honest feedback is important if you want them performing at their absolute best. Here are three ways to take a coaching approach to feedback.
June 14, 2013 in Human Resources
You're Not a Tiny Startup Anymore, So Stop Hiring Like One

You're Not a Tiny Startup Anymore, So Stop Hiring Like One

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In this case study, the Canadian social media company Hootsuite realized that its hiring process was holding the fast-growing company back.
June 11, 2013 in Growth Strategies
10 Questions to Ask When Designing Your Office

10 Questions to Ask When Designing Your Office

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Here's a look at how to design or refashion your office to meet the requirements of today's fast-changing workplace.
June 10, 2013 in Business Management
The Great Debate: Should You Let Employees Work From Home?

The Great Debate: Should You Let Employees Work From Home?

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Yahoo and Best Buy may have concluded that telecommuting doesn't work for their companies anymore, but it could still make sense for your business.
June 3, 2013 in Human Resources
Forget Ping Pong and Snacks: How Buffer Digs Deeper With These 4 Startup Perks

Forget Ping Pong and Snacks: How Buffer Digs Deeper With These 4 Startup Perks

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Working at a startup is tons of work and having fun is vital. But offering more thoughtful perks can help further your mission and give employees something to smile about.
May 31, 2013 in Human Resources
Richard Branson on the Business Benefits of Volunteering

Richard Branson on the Business Benefits of Volunteering

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Getting employees involved in charity sporting events and volunteer work this spring is a great way to give back to the community and strengthen your team. Here's how Virgin's CEO does it.
May 20, 2013 in Human Resources
How to Recruit a Top-Notch Recruiter

How to Recruit a Top-Notch Recruiter

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For a growing company, asking a recruiter to help you fill key jobs can be ideal, but how do you know the recruiter 'gets' your company? Here's how to vet a recruiter.
May 20, 2013 in Business Management
Memorable Management Blunders From 'The Office'

Memorable Management Blunders From 'The Office'

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To mark the series finale of the popular NBC sitcom, here's a look back at a few of Michael Scott's not-so-shining moments as a boss.
May 16, 2013 in Leadership
The Salary Dilemma: Should You Be Open About Employee Pay?

The Salary Dilemma: Should You Be Open About Employee Pay?

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Deciding whether to be transparent about employee compensation can be tricky. But if your office gets talking, the choice is out of your hands. Here are three ways to handle the issue with care.
May 15, 2013 in Human Resources
When Employees Aren't Part of the 'Family' in Family Business

When Employees Aren't Part of the 'Family' in Family Business

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Your top employee may not be a member of your family, but is almost certainly a key to your company's success. Are you doing enough to keep him or her happy?
May 11, 2013 in Human Resources

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