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Why You Can't Outsource HR

Liz Ryan | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

Real HR work is transformational: That's why it's fun, and why it's as strategic as your five-year plan, if not more so.

Alice Hines

Hungry Families Crowd Food Stamp Centers In NYC

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

Kayla Noell was having a tough time even before the hurricane. The 21-year-old single mom uses the $526 in food stamps she receives each month to feed...

The Latest Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA): Is It Accurate?

Dana Bell | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Dana Bell

Social Security's benefits are modest by virtually any measure, but vital to the millions of seniors, people with disabilities, and survivors who rely on them. The annual Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) is not a benefit increase, but a part of the basic benefit.

Tenured Economists For a Free Market President

Pat Choate | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Pat Choate

Romney's economic plan has gained the public endorsement of more than 600 professional economists. This public support, however, is diminished by the fact that most of these economists are urging voters to do as they say, but not as they do.

Meet the Top 10 Companies for Health and Wellness

Jennifer Owens | Posted 11.18.2012 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

Keeping fit and energized is as important as taking your child to ballet class or taking another business call.

Breastfeeding at Work, or Somebody Feed That Baby!

Liz Ryan | Posted 11.17.2012 | Parents
Liz Ryan

Flexible programs don't do a lot of good unless people actually use them.

Unions Matter More Than Ever

Edward M. Smith | Posted 08.27.2012 | DC
Edward M. Smith

If we want to do something about this nation's inequality, if we want to rebuild the middle class and if we want to train the greatest work force the world has ever seen, we need unions. Unions matter today more than ever.

Tech Company Perks Make the Rest of Employers Look Bad

Jessica Miller-Merrell | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Jessica Miller-Merrell

Work at a technology company in Silicon Valley, Austin, Texas, or another tech-savvy city, and as an employee you are sitting pretty.

Early Cancer Detection Saves Lives

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 10.17.2012 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

Planned Parenthood health centers performed nearly 750,000 breast cancer screenings nationwide. Now, we will be able to serve our existing patients with even more resources--and reach new patients.

Secretary Sebelius: Time to Tour Country Explaining How the Affordable Health Care Act Works

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Now that the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act has been established, people need to know how it is going to work for them.

What's in It for Me?

Irene Tanner | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Altruism is a lofty aspiration. The do-gooders of the world are widely revered for their pureness of heart, selflessness and generosity. Could it be that they have an ulterior motive? Even if their reward is simply to feel good about themselves?

When Your Employees Thrive, So Does Your Business

Leah Busque | Posted 09.17.2012 | Small Business
Leah Busque

So how do we go about keeping employees happy at TaskRabbit? Sure, we have our ping-pong tables, Nerf guns, and video games, but that's just the start.

All You Need to Know About Romney

Frank A. Weil | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

This Romney statement must be such a long throw to appeal to and energize the far right, but it is so wrongheaded that his desperation at this stage is downright amazing.

Women Have an Obligation to Mentor

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 02.02.2013 | Women
Ekaterina Walter

There is nothing preventing you from gaining the benefits of being a mentor, so it's time to start thinking about the women you want to mentor and how best to help them.

The Debt Is Not a Measure of Generational Burdens

Dean Baker | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

We can have a large amount of government debt and still have a country where income and wealth are relatively equally distributed.

Do You Really Know What Your Business Does?

John Friedman | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
John Friedman

The fact is we so often get caught up on the tactics of what our companies or organizations make day to day that we lose sight completely of what it is they really do.

Greek Fraudsters Lose Benefits

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business

By Angeliki Koutantou and Harry Papachristou ATHENS, April 25 (Reuters) - Greece has halted welfare or pension payment...

10 Awesome Office Perks

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 03.30.2012 | Small Business

Great companies, even when they get big, still manage to hold onto their entrepreneurial roots. For many, that means carrying over some pretty awesome...

Wine, Women and Shoes... Make for a Wonderful Charity Benefit

Jay Weston | Posted 05.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Last night I attended a charity event which was so pleasant that I was sorry when it ended. It was the inaugural benefit for the Children's Action Network and the Westside Children's Center, both great causes.

How Much Do We Value Our Values?

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 04.23.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

And perhaps the greatest impact religion has had on the world is that it helps us move the discussion of values from "costs and benefits" to "right and wrong."

Celebrated Playwrights To Aid Japan

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.03.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — Celebrated playwrights including Stephen Sondheim, Tony Kushner and Edward Albee have joined a fundraiser to mark the anniversary of ...

WATCH: Wounded Vets Paired With Dolphins

Posted 03.16.2012 | Miami

Thursday through Saturday, 30 wounded veterans took part in a three-day soldier ride in South Florida. The event was organized by Wounded Warrior ...

Ernst & Young Named 'Employer Of The Year' By LGBT Advocacy Group, Provides Unique Benefit For Same-Sex Couples

Posted 01.13.2012 | Gay Voices

International accountancy firm Ernst & Young is quickly living up to its new title as the world's "most gay-friendly employer" by offering its lesbian...

Instead of Complaining About Teachers, Become One

Shaun Johnson | Posted 03.11.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

I implore all readers out there who begrudge teachers of what they earn to quit their dead-end private sector jobs and become a teacher. If you want information, I'm happy to provide it in the comments.

Goldman May Cut More Jobs Than Previously Indicated

Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs Group Inc may cut $1.45 billion in expenses by year's end, $250 million more than it indicated in July, in a move that could lead to...