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Mandela Event Interpreter 'Mistake' Offers Big Hiring Lesson

The hiring of a schizophrenic man as the interpreter for Nelson Mandela's memorial service is a bold reminder that employers need to go the extra mile when screening job candidates.

Beyond Secret Santa: Holiday Traditions That Build Teams

A company's holiday traditions should be more about mission-building than gift-giving or hall decking. Here’s how you can use the holidays to build engagement with your team.

What Role Should Religious Values Play in Business?

The Supreme Court will soon take on the thorny issue of whether companies should have the same right to religious expression that they have to free speech.

3 Ways to Re-Engage Your Employees

Our experts tell you how to get your staff, your most important asset, to reconnect to your company and your goals.

How to Find Great Candidates by Looking Past the Obvious

Experts aren't everything. Here's how to eliminate the false positives and find the employee you need.

Google Employees Confess the Worst Things About Working at Google

Apparently working at Google isn't as heavenly as it's cracked up to be.

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

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.

Difficult Conversations: What Not to Say

Avoid common pitfalls that can make hard conversations even harder.

Why ENDA Is Actually Bad for Business

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.

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

You may be offending your employees without even knowing it. Here are five rules to keep you out of trouble.

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

Entitled leaders often make the worst managers and bosses. Here are five entitlement traps to avoid when running your own business.

Company Turns 'Unsexy' Corporate Compliance Training on Its Head

True Office gamifies the way companies train their employees, with its founder insisting it's cheaper and more fun than hiring an expert.

What Businesses Need to Know About Obamacare

Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act has started and we've got the ultimate guide to help business owners like yourself navigate the changes.

7 Ways to Pump Up Employee Engagement In Your Office

Giving your employees the ability to set and maintain their own goals will be a big morale booster. Here's how.

How Well Are Managers Really Evaluating Their Employees? (Infographic)

Most managers have some system of evaluating and rewarding employees, but are their systems consistent and do they work? This graphic shows where many managers are falling short.

6 Easy Ways to Make Meetings Fun -- Or At Least, Not Suck

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.

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

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.

Millennial Managers Seen as 'Entitled'

Gen Y managers are seen as 'entitled and concerned primarily about individual promotion,' according to a new study.

Changing Your Health Plan Due to Obamacare? Survey Staffers First

Getting your team's input should be one of your first steps to prepare for the new health reforms.

Should You Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?

Unlimited vacation isn't as radical as it sounds. Here are four ways to make the policy work for you.

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

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.

The Ins and Outs of Creating a Parental Leave Policy

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.

Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan

Bookmark this benefit strategy timeline to make the most of the year-long extension.

Would You Fire an Employee for Broadcasting an Internal Meeting?

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.

4 Ways to Destroy Toxic Office Politics

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.
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