Employment Issues

The Fair Credit Reporting Act Can Be a Trap

If you're an employer performing a background check, be very, very careful.

10 Questions to Ask When Firing an Employee

From how and when to break the news to how to avoid getting sued, here are the pro-tips you need to know when letting an underperformer go.

5 Questions Struggling Entrepreneurs Must Ask Before Taking a Job

When your dream of self-employment is threatened, when should you suck it up and work for someone else?

Lisa M. Blacker

How to Create a Personalized Motivational Manual to Boost Productivity

Some careful questioning to explore when employees recall being most enthused will tell you, and them, how they can be motivated on the job.

Eddy Ricci

How the Right School Can Help You Thrive in a Lousy Job Market (Infographic)

The current job market for recent graduates is grim. Get a leg up on the competition with tips from this infographic on choosing a school that will make you an all-star job applicant.

Kate Taylor

10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Day Job to Run Your Own Company

The dream of being one's own boss is what leads many people to start businesses, but don't be too hasty in leaving your bread-and-butter job.

Lisa Girard

7 Things Your Body Language Is Telling Your Boss

From the way you sit in your chair to the color of your tie, nonverbal communication can have a big impact on your professional life. Here's some advice.

Holly Ellyatt

When the Axe Swings, Your Worst Employees Will Outperform

Conventional wisdom suggests that companies have been able to maintain output with fewer employees because bosses took care to fire the worst workers and keep their stars. A new study is turning that logic on its head.

Ray Hennessey

Co-Founder of Square Wants to Save St. Louis, One Programmer at a Time

Jim McKelvey has launched a non-profit mission to get programmers and coders employment-ready in St. Louis.

Online Training Platform Gives Job Seekers a Boost

LearnUp.me turns job seekers into qualified candidates by helping them bone up on in-demand skills.

A Lie-Detector Test for Resumes

In a tough economy, job seekers can be tempted to fudge facts or outright lie on their resumes. Here's how to catch them in the act.

Small Business Hiring Slows, But Still Adding More Jobs Than Large Companies

While revenues rise among small businesses, the latest payroll numbers show the smallest increase in hiring in seven months.