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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

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

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

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

A new report ranks the cities in the U.S. where employers are hiring the most.

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

The mega-rich telecom entrepreneur says knowledge workers enter their prime in their 60s.

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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'

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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)

The inside scoop on how your industry peers measure social media and staff their teams.

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