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Amazon's Labor Exploitation is a Broader National Epidemic

Cody Cain | Posted 08.20.2016 | 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 08.18.2016 | 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 08.17.2016 | 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 08.13.2016 | 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 08.10.2016 | 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 08.03.2016 | 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 07.28.2016 | 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

Dealing With Conflict in the Workplace

Tom Fox | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Tom Fox

Workplace conflicts can emerge in any number of forms, but there are some general, garden-variety types that I see on a repeated basis: conflicts with the boss, conflicts with peers and conflicts among a manager's direct reports or teammates.

Firing Is Your Heaviest Burden As a Leader. Here's How to Handle it Gracefully.

Mike Harden | Posted 05.22.2016 | Business
Mike Harden

Letting an employee go, no matter what the reason, is never an enjoyable task. The truth is - and leaders should never say this to someone who is losing his or her job - that it's tough on the boss. This is one of the heaviest burdens a leader has to shoulder.

Misery May Love Company, but Your Company Should Not Love Misery

Valerie Alexander | Posted 05.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

All it takes is a little thought, effort and commitment, and any workplace can reduce costs, increase productivity and maximize profits by making happiness a priority

Orioles Do Their Hourly Workers A Solid After Baltimore Protests

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.13.2015 | Sports

The organization is going to pay its employees for lose wages due to the Freddie Gray protests.

Creating Winning North Carolina Startups

John Austin | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
John Austin

We measure our success by the revenue and employment achieved by the startups we fund, and other funding milestones along the way. Since 2006, NC IDEA has provided over $3.7 million dollars to 93 startups in North Carolina.

12 Things You Don't Understand About Being A Restaurant Hostess

Thrillist | Posted 05.05.2016 | Taste

Few understand the plight of the host/hostess.

The Seven Habits of Organizations Who Truly Value People

TJ Trent | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
TJ Trent

Studies show that top organizations are successful because they make their employees feel valued. Thriving organizations make their people feel valued by practicing these seven habits.

Do People Want to Work At Your Company or Do They Need to Work There?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Companies as we know them today were largely started from and based on two entities. The Hudson's Bay Company was into the business of fur trading and was founded in 1602. It grew to around 1,500 employees.