If there's one thing we should have learned over the past 13 years of war, it's that war is good business for those in the business of war. Unfortunately, while profits for the Pentagon's contractors increase, so does the cost to taxpayers in billions in waste, fraud, and abuse. As America embarks on yet another war in the Middle East, Congress needs to act now to stop this unjustified bonanza for the Pentagon's contractors. The most recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan offer an ominous example about what can happen when the rush to war is met with sharp spending increases coupled with little to no oversight or fiscal restraint.
We have eliminated some of the major hurdles of basic participation for women and people with different ethnicities or abilities in the workplace. Now we should take the opportunity to reinvent our corporate cultures to fully embrace those differences, to make a virtue out of them -- and to turn them into tools for creating prosperity for all.
If you don't regularly work with sign language interpreters, you might not know that there are certain rules and expectations. To avoid complicating the conversation, making the interaction uncomfortable, or even offending the Deaf individual, here are some basic guidelines to follow:
Sen. Schumer urged Congress to craft a stricter definition of inversion and enact a ban on "earnings stripping." Earnings stripping? You'll love this. Earnings stripping refers to a practice by which a foreign-based parent corporation loans large sums to -- wait for it -- itself.
No matter how bad any situation is that affects us personally or professionally, it is always the catalyst that fertilizes a fresh opportunity.
Across the country, 59 percent of all workers are paid hourly. Many of these workers get their schedules just a few days in advance, and sometimes that comes with a last-minute notice of reduced hours.
Experts agree that emotional intelligence has three major elements: perceiving, understanding, and regulating emotions. Let's recognize it for what it is: a set of skills that can be beneficial in situations where emotional information is rich or vital.
Every worker, regardless of their immigration status, should be protected by the law in so much that her well-being, her dignity as a person seeking the American dream for her family, is never at risk.
An inheritance can bring up conflicting emotions, placing the positive of financial gain against the sadness of losing a loved one. Complicating the situation further, certain inheritances -- such as an IRA -- are more difficult to sort out than others.
In the annals of branding, the Morton Salt Girl is a monumental achievement. She's been tweaked from time to time over the past century, but the company has wisely retained and respected her widely recognized identity.
While it's sometimes convenient to ignore advancing age, it's nonsensical to ignore global aging. Those who "break new ground" in the emerging market of aging will be joining the likes of a modern day gold rush which we call The Old Rush.
The problem is we've reached 'Like' saturation. Every time we access social media we're asked to comment, follow, respond, reply, and share. To like is to associate, to comment is to involve ourselves, to share is to take ownership.
Lunch holds the potential for satisfying opportunities like fostering collaboration, increasing productivity, supporting employee health and wellness, improving employee satisfaction and providing a powerful tool for recruiting.
The email ban included not only emails amongst ourselves but also with clients. We set up auto-responders to let people know we weren't checking email and encouraged them to call us instead.
Black entrepreneurship is on a steady rise, with more African Americans deciding to go into business for themselves. But embracing your entrepreneurial spirit does not always require you to start from scratch.
Three out of five Housing Barometer measures are getting close to normal. But the two measures that hitch housing to the broader economy are still struggling, so the job market and housing market aren't helping each other as they should.
Becoming a successful business owner of any size is a monumental achievement. When one finally arrives, the journey may seem too hard to start a new trip. I contend that the same courage it took to get you to be an entrepreneur is the same courage it will take for you to go to the next level via a JV or an M&A.