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

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

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?

New York City Council Approves Sick-Leave Requirement for Small Businesses

Business owners react to a bill that mandates paid sick leave for companies with 20 or more employees.
When a Family Business Should Outsource Human Resources

When a Family Business Should Outsource Human Resources

In this case study, Philadelphia's Buzz Marketing hired a pro to handle HR, saving the owner time and tension over family hires.
3 Ways to Find Your Perfect Board of Advisors

3 Ways to Find Your Perfect Board of Advisors

Successful leaders know how to seek out advice. Having a board of advisors that can help you assess key decisions is important to the growth of your business. Here are three ways to build your board.
3 Meetings Every Business Should Have

3 Meetings Every Business Should Have

Plan office meetings strategically and you're creating a road map for success. This doesn't have to be complicated. Here are three kinds of meetings that will help your business set and meet its goals.
Richard Branson on Keeping Your Most Valued Employees Happy

Richard Branson on Keeping Your Most Valued Employees Happy

Finding top talent is hard enough, but keeping driven employees satisfied so they stay at your company has its own challenges. Virgin's CEO offers insight on how to please your most valued hires.
How Other Companies Manage Social Media (Infographic)

How Other Companies Manage Social Media (Infographic)

The inside scoop on how your industry peers measure social media and staff their teams.
Why Employees Need a Say in Your Business Planning

Why Employees Need a Say in Your Business Planning

When employees help set your company's goals, they'll be more committed to seeing them through. Here are some strategies to better engage employees in business planning.
New York City to Require Employers to Give Paid Sick Leave

New York City to Require Employers to Give Paid Sick Leave

After a contentious back and forth, the Gotham City is on the verge of passing legislation mandating paid time off for employees that are not healthy.
Want to Harness the Power of the Crowd? Consider These Tips

Want to Harness the Power of the Crowd? Consider These Tips

Crowdsourcing is altering the way companies come up with innovative ideas and accomplish large and small tasks.
How to Hire an IT Professional

How to Hire an IT Professional

What questions to ask to make sure your full-time IT hire knows his or her stuff.
How to Hire the Right People and Other Tips This Week

How to Hire the Right People and Other Tips This Week

Why you should open up to potential hires, how you should approach influential people, the importance of listening to your fans and more: our best tips of the week.
How to Build Connections at Work and Other Tips This Week

How to Build Connections at Work and Other Tips This Week

How love can benefit your company culture, the simple cover letter strategy that weeds out bad candidates, why you need a daily action plan and more: our best tips of the week.
How to Attract Top Candidates Without Posting to Job Boards

How to Attract Top Candidates Without Posting to Job Boards

Everyone else is flocking online to find new employees. Here are five ways you can uncover superstar job candidates without visiting a single site.
How to Hire Superstar Employees

How to Hire Superstar Employees

Making sure you hire the best employees -- and the right employees -- for your business isn't a matter of luck. Here are six steps you should take to guarantee you'll land superstar talent.

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