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Parsing HB-2's Bathroom Babble

Harold Lloyd | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

The toothless babble of HB-2 "protects" no one other than perhaps employers whose employees have more restricted rights as a result. Let's repeal this political mess that backfired on McCrory and will backfire on Berger and Moore as well if we don't move on.

Boss Offers Free Caribbean Cruise To 800 Workers

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 12.31.2016 | Business

The co-owner of an Iowa cabinet manufacturing company apparently awash in goodwill has offered all 800 of his employee a free weeklong cruise in the C...

10 Skills That Are SUREFIRE Ways To Increase Your Value To Your Company

Bob Lotich | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Bob Lotich

Employers are increasingly looking for certain skills that will benefit their organization. Though the list of skills is practically unlimited, ther...

How to keep your employees motivated.

Ursula Nwobu | Posted 10.04.2016 | Business
Ursula Nwobu

PhotoCredit Employee motivation has always been a very important factor in the success of any business. Sadly not many businesses know that. Perhaps ...

The Unexpected Truth Of Hiring Veterans

Dakota Meyer | Posted 07.28.2016 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Since 2012, when I first began working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes initiative and Toyota to advocate for meaningf...

5 Tips On How To Choose The Right Team For Your Business

Ursula Nwobu | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Ursula Nwobu

While it's almost impossible to build a winning business single-handedly, it's very possible to do so with the right team. These tips help in choosing wisely.

Supply Chain Industry Look to Vets to Plug Gaps and Sustain Industry Growth

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Colonel David W. Sutherland

The following is excerpted from an interview with Abe Eshkenazi, CEO of APICS. As supply chain management's premier professional association, APICS is...

4 Ways Employers Can Help Working Caregivers

Dayna Steele | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Dayna Steele

Statistics show that most employers aren't so accommodating when it comes to the millions of working Americans who are providing care for an aging friend or relative.

Cultivate Excellent Brand Ambassadors

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Erin MacCoy, the principal and founder of Madrona Marketing in Seattle, WA. She shared a story about her work in cultivating brand ambassadors for her clients, and I was so impressed by her savvy that I decided to share it with you, through this here interview.

Can You Attract Top Talent With Free Food and a Long Wait Time For Benefits?

Margarita Hakobyan | Posted 03.27.2017 | Business
Margarita Hakobyan

For years now, the general agreement has been that if you want to retain top talent, you need to offer office perks. The workplace environment has bec...

How Can Colleges Take Recruiting to the Next Level to Really Work for Their Students?

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 03.17.2017 | College
Noah S. Leavitt

Last Tuesday at Gonzaga University I had a great opportunity to hear Dr. Phil Gardner present his latest insights about how organizations are bringing...

Yellen Was Half Right About Unemployment Disparities

Stephen Adams | Posted 02.12.2017 | Business
Stephen Adams

Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen got it half right yesterday when she answered a question about how the Fed can help reduce disparities in unemployment in the states.

Internship. Check. Job Offer. Check. Career That Is Fulfilling...?

Garrett Mintz | Posted 01.26.2017 | College
Garrett Mintz

In high school, it was very clear of what to do to get to college. You get good grades. In college, it was very clear of what to do to get a job offer. You get good grades, internships and leadership positions in extracurricular activities. But what about pursuing a career that is fulfilling?

Bringing the Hiring Process Out of the Dark Ages

Laura Mather | Posted 01.20.2017 | Business
Laura Mather

The main thing about hiring that has stayed the same is this strange dichotomy: hiring is one of the most important parts of our jobs and, yet, it is also where we often have the least confidence, experience and preparation.

How Carrie Fisher Is Leading The Fight Against Ageism

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 01.09.2017 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

It's illegal for employers to allow the age of their workers to influence decisions about hiring, promotion, and retention. There are laws banning discrimination in the workplace on the basis of age in the U.S. as well as the U.K. However, these laws don't mean that ageism doesn't exist in more subtle ways.

Six New Year's Resolutions for Employers

Robin Hardman | Posted 01.03.2017 | Business
Robin Hardman

Remember that fewer and fewer employees have someone at home taking care of home and family. Don't just give lip service to this fact, or throw in a pre-fab program or policy. Ask your employees what they need. Ask what they think would work. Changes don't have to be expensive. Just a modicum of true flexibility can make a huge difference.

A Legal Reason to Complain if You Are Mistreated at Work

Brad Reid | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Sometimes employees are either afraid to complain about mistreatment or believe that a complaint will be meaningless. However, this is a legal mistake...

Calling on All Employers to Make Workplaces Truly Safe for All--Domestic Violence Is a Workplace Issue

Legal Momentum | Posted 10.14.2016 | Women
Legal Momentum

Legal Momentum is calling on all employers, no matter how large or small, to adopt the "This Workplace Is a DV-Free Zone" Bill of Rights and put into place a policy that ensures that victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking are safe at work.

Can an Old Boss Sue Someone for Starting Their Own Company?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 09.30.2016 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Most employers are, honestly, thrilled when their employees strike out on their own. Smule's founder has even invested in start-ups created by ex-Smule staff; though none overlap with Smule's market.

What Employers Can Learn From the NFL. And Ray Rice.

Sandi Timmins | Posted 09.30.2016 | Business
Sandi Timmins

Employers are in a unique position to address issues of violence and put policies in place to protect their workers both within and outside the workplace.

Americans Overwhelmingly Support A Vacation Mandate

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

There is no law guaranteeing U.S. workers paid vacation, but the vast majority of Americans think there should be one, according to a new HuffPost/You...

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Undermine Your Leadership Integrity

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2016 | 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.

No-Vacation Nation: Does the U.S. Government Care About American Workers?

Marina Peña | Posted 07.20.2016 | College
Marina Peña

Around summer time, many Americans look forward to a week off from work where they can unwind and spend time with their families. Yet, the reality of taking a vacation while employed is that one in four U.S. workers don't receive paid time off.

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.

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.