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Flex-Time: Why Your Company Should Offer It

A couple of generations ago, you could have a “Father-Knows-Best,” 9 to 5 schedule at an office or factory job, complete with a two-martini happy hour and still attract the best talent. Those days are no more – due to … Continue reading

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So ObamaCare is Constitutional. Now What?

And so it has come to pass that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or “ObamaCare,” constitutional, albeit by the thinnest of margins. The Justices ruled, 5-4, that justifying the so-called “mandate” under … Continue reading

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ObamaCare: Job-Killer?

When Congressional Democrats were selling the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – “ObamaCare,” in 2010, they ballyhooed it as a great job creator. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D – CA), then the Speaker of the House, even as she was … Continue reading

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The Rise of Employment and Small Businesses

Good news: the possibility of a double-dip recession is becoming bleaker. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that the unemployment rate decreased to 8.5%, the lowest it’s ever been since February 2009. More than 150,000 jobs had been created, … Continue reading

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Top Tips in Searching for the Right HMO Policy for the Employees

These days, it’s no longer enough that employees rely on their wages. In order for them to stay, they need to be provided with other benefits, including a health insurance policy. One of the best ways to meet such demand … Continue reading

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When Should You Consider Hiring Outsourcing Providers?

How many business owners are currently outsourcing jobs today? Thousands. How many business owners are currently outsourcing jobs today? Thousands… Why do they do that? There are certain reasons why this business model works so well for many companies. Here … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of a 360-degree Employee Feedback

It is mandatory for every company to appraise or evaluate their employees’ performance. After all, any non-performing worker is a certified liability. One of the best types of feedback available is called the “360-degree feedback”. What Is It? Also called … Continue reading

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How to Remain Professional when E-mailing

Thanks to e-mailing, you don’t have to spend a lot of time talking with your boss or with your colleagues. Using email, you can also do your job at the comforts of your own home. In fact, you can still … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Benefits of Being a Management Trainee

Not everybody is a born leader, and certainly, nobody is born with the skills of a manager. Managerial skills are gained and developed from experience. But the simple truth is, every company needs good managers on its team. However, the … Continue reading

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How to Get Rid of Discrimination in the Office

An employer should be very concerned about discrimination. After all, this is not just a personal issue. In legal perspective, anyone who is caught discriminating individuals in whatever form can be held criminally liable. It is also not good for … Continue reading

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Making Employees Socially Responsible: 6 Ideas HR Can Put Up

How do you exactly make the employees more aware of their social responsibilities? It is a common headache among HR officers: they come up with drives, only to realize they will not be getting enough support from the personnel. One … Continue reading

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Tom Wujec: Build a Tower, Build a Team

In today’s video Tom Wujec from Autodesk presents some surprisingly deep research into the “marshmallow problem” – a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these … Continue reading

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Collateral Damage from a Bad Hire

Today’s guest post comes from Innovative America, written by Dr. Janice Presser, co-founder and CEO of The Gabriel Institute. Ask any entrepreneur what it costs to make a hiring mistake and you’ll likely be met with a groan and a … Continue reading

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6 Tips to Encourage Positive Discipline to Your Employees

Any organization cannot thrive without rules. You have to make sure your employees work according to the values and conduct you are trying to uphold. If one or a number of them decide to turn away from these sets of … Continue reading

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When Money Comes Second: How to Bring the Right People into Your Business

You can have a gazillion products and services, but if you do not bring in people, your business will die a natural death. When we say people, we are referring not only to your steady stream of prospects and customers. … Continue reading

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HealthCare Reform – Jobs Boom for Small Businesses

Now that the healthcare reform bill has finally past, a lot of healthcare lobbyists have likely lost their jobs. But for many of us in the small enterprise market, healthcare reform is good news. Jobs were at the center of … Continue reading

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