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The Ins and Outs of Creating a Parental Leave Policy

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

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?

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

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.
How to Get Everything Done By Doing Less

How to Get Everything Done By Doing Less

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.
Fewer Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options

Fewer Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options

A recent webinar outlines the choices businesses need to make under the Affordable Care Act.
Would You Let Your Employees Drink on the Job?

Would You Let Your Employees Drink on the Job?

A Portuguese court ruled that employees could drink alcohol at work. Is it a human resources nightmare or happy perk?
Should Appearance Be a Factor in Hiring?

Should Appearance Be a Factor in Hiring?

Retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is under fire for hiring beautiful people as sales clerks. We examine the role looks should play in hiring.
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.

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