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Are Machines Taking Over?

Alex Pirouz | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Alex Pirouz

As the industrial revolution makes way for the digital revolution, with machines performing ever more complex tasks and online platforms replacing bricks and mortar businesses, more and more jobs in today's economy will begin to disappear.

5 Ways To Keep Employees Happy & Working Hard For You

Melinda Emerson | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

If your employees are dragging and giving less than they've got, it might be a matter of motivation. It's your job as business owner to inspire your staff, keep them happy, and fuel them to do the best job possible for your company.

The Future of Business

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Disengaged workforces. Water shortages. Financial oligarchies. Climate change. Charismatic leadership. Mass migration. Wealth inequality.

5 Types of Difficult Co-Workers and How to Deal with Them

Avelist | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Avelist

You've worked with them all at one point or another. Here's how to handle their quirks and critiques like a boss, even if you aren't one.

Labor Day 2015: Workers Getting Organized

Frank Islam | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business
Frank Islam

On this Labor Day 2015, there are nascent signs that workers may be gaining a little ground.

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Undermine Your Leadership Integrity

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

When you possess leadership integrity, people trust your decisions. They understand you have a vision, and because of your positive influence they take ownership in the plan, the process and the product.

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: Unrealistic Expectations?

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

As if it isn't enough that we have to not only ensure that the restaurant functions to the high standards of quality, ethics, and philanthropy we have set for ourselves, there is the obvious challenge of always keeping it profitable.

5 Ways To Stay Healthy While Working From Home

Everyday Health | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living

“How will work and workplaces evolve in the future?” was the question that thought leaders tried to answer during the Global Wellness Institute ro...

Amazon's Labor Exploitation is a Broader National Epidemic

Cody Cain | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Cody Cain

We see it all around us in our friends and families, and indeed in ourselves. It seems like just about everyone is unhappy and unfulfilled with their jobs. People are working way too much. We all know people who have become increasingly unavailable to their families and friends.

12 Important Differences Between Employees and Entrepreneurs

Yatin Khulbe | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Yatin Khulbe

Some people surround themselves with the pre-planned deadlines. Some people prefer to work on their pre-planned future goals. It does not matter whether you are working for a company or not. What matters most is your mindset. On the basis of these two categories, let us look at 12 major differences between an Employee and an Entrepreneur.

Avoiding Everyday Antitrust Law Violations

Brad Reid | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

Frequently employees and executives may view antitrust law as only applicable to big businesses and mergers. However, even the smallest business and its employees may inadvertently violate antitrust law.

Fixing the Leaky Bucket: What Tech Companies Must Do to Retain Their Best Female Talent

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 08.18.2015 | Technology
Belle Beth Cooper

If more young women are joining the tech industry, who will they have as mentors and role models if established women in tech are leaving in droves? It's time for companies to accept and address cultural shortcomings and start working with female employees to fix them.

Will the New Overtime Regulations Impact Your Small Business?

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

On July 6, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) notified the public of a proposed change in laws regarding overtime exemption, and this is expected to affect more than 4.6 million workers--including those who work at small business locations.

Want Higher Revenue Growth? Get a Compliance Ethics Program

Russ Warner | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Russ Warner

If top managers want to create a strong, lasting company with high revenues, they must clearly and frequently communicate their stance regarding ethical behavior. By implementing a culture of honesty and integrity at the top, employees will learn which behaviors are allowed and which are not.

HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: Blind Auditions Are Leveling The Playing Field For Job Applicants

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.31.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

Rethinking Employee Turnover

Ed Lawler | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Ed Lawler

For decades, experts in talent management have emphasized the costs that are produced by turnover. It is usually said that depending upon the complexity of the job and the level of management, the cost of turnover can equal anywhere from one month's to several years' salary for a departing employee.

Tribal Leadership: Culture Governs Your Brand

Janet Odgis | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Janet Odgis

It's no secret that the majority of employees are disengaged from their jobs, which presents a problem for managers and executives who want to effectively execute on their strategies. At the root of that disengagement is an absence of corporate culture.

The Bizarre Way Wearing Masks Helps Employees Relax

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.17.2016 | Business
Van Winkle's

Why a company would go to such extreme (and unsettling) measures to shield the emotions of their employees is a mystery. Perhaps they're taking the phrase "office drones" a bit too seriously.

An Open Letter to Employers Hosting Summer Interns (Part Two)

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

It's up to you to provide the orientation, guidance and motivation to help them succeed. In turn, you gain some fresh perspectives and new skills, in addition to an extra set of hands to hopefully ease your workload this summer and advance your business objectives.

Why Having a Heart Is Good For Business

Gabriel Bristol | Posted 07.09.2016 | Business
Gabriel Bristol

In today's corporate landscape, the modern employee is more socially conscious than they were a generation ago. They're also more generous and inclined to donate to causes that resonate with them.

What Is an Employee?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This episode of The Future in 5, I talk about what an employee is. This is a very basic, simple concept that many of us do not pay attention to even though it is a part of our daily lives.

Employees versus Teams

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 06.19.2016 | Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

In the world of business, there is no clearer divide than that between an employee and a team member. Employees punch in, set about their assigned ...

What Makes a Good Leader Today -- And Tomorrow?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Of course, your ability to lead is directly tied to your ability to inspire confidence. And to earn the confidence of your people in a world of technology-driven transformational change, you need to learn how to identify the driving forces that are shaping the future.

The Power of Leadership Presence

Ben Bowen | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Ben Bowen

As I write this article there are millions of leaders around the world looking at their phone, tablet or PC while pretending to listen to a Co-worker. You might even be guilty of that right now.

It's Time to End Discrimination in the Workplace

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 06.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Toni G. Atkins

This isn't an issue about choice or religion -- these are real people, losing their livelihoods, their sources of income, and they're more likely to become impoverished because we still have not extended protections to many LGBT people. Demanding the right to fair employment and fair workplace treatment is not demanding special treatment or advantages over others