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

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

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

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

As more businesses expand paid time off for families, our male readers express a range of opinions on how much time to take.
3 Ways You're Derailing Your Employees' Productivity

3 Ways You're Derailing Your Employees' Productivity

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.
3 Toxic Employees You Need to Fire Now

3 Toxic Employees You Need to Fire Now

If you can't correct their bad behavior, there are three types of employees that have to go.
5 Ways to Keep Employees From Checking Out on the Job

5 Ways to Keep Employees From Checking Out on the Job

Seven out of 10 employees are not engaged at work, according to recent research. Here are five ways to get your team engaged.
White House Plays Offense: Says Immigration Reform Will Turbocharge Entrepreneurship

White House Plays Offense: Says Immigration Reform Will Turbocharge Entrepreneurship

A new report released from the Obama Administration breaks down the economic impact of the bipartisan immigration reform bill passed by the Senate.

The World's Most Innovative Countries

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

Healthcare Reform: Self-Funding Pros and Cons

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

DOMA Is Dead: What That Means for Your Business

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

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

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.
What It Takes to Be a Boss Every Employee Loves

What It Takes to Be a Boss Every Employee Loves

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

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

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

Men's Wearhouse Mysteriously Dismisses Founder George Zimmer

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

Billionaire Carlos Slim: Why 60 Is the New 30

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

Small-Business Health-Care Exchanges May Be Delayed

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

Don't Force Businesses to Pay Interns (Opinion)

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

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

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

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

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

10 Questions to Ask When Designing Your Office

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

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

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.
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

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.
Richard Branson on the Business Benefits of Volunteering

Richard Branson on the Business Benefits of Volunteering

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.
How to Recruit a Top-Notch Recruiter

How to Recruit a Top-Notch Recruiter

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.
Memorable Management Blunders From 'The Office'

Memorable Management Blunders From 'The Office'

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

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

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.

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