Small businesses will pay more under new Americans with Disabilities Act proposal

Small businesses will pay more under new Americans with Disabilities Act proposal - http://www.sacbee.com Avatar Posted by ksmith under Legal
From http://www.sacbee.com 5934 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 21, 2008 1:31 am
The Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy has reported small businesses will pay more per square foot and per employee than larger businesses to alter facilities to meet changes proposed for the Americans with Disabilities Act. The office studied costs associated with removing physical barriers to the handicapped, including changes i Read More

Is "Forced Ranking" a good management tool for your workforce?

Is "Forced Ranking" a good management tool for your workforce? - http://www.bnet.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Management
From http://www.bnet.com 5931 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 21, 2008 12:39 am
Forced ranking is a controversial workforce management tool that uses intense yearly evaluations to identify a company's best and worst performing employees, using person-to-person comparisons. In theory, each ranking will improve the quality of the workforce. Top managers rank workers into three categories: The top 20% are the "A" players, the Read More

401(k) options for small businesses

401(k) options for small businesses - http://money.cnn.com Avatar Posted by ksmith under Employee Benefits
From http://money.cnn.com 5936 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 20, 2008 9:31 pm
An owner looks for a starting point on finding a retirement plan for her workers. "I would like a 401(k) for my small business but there are so many, and I don't know who to trust." But is a 401(k) really what you need? "So often people make the term 401(k) synonymous with 'retirement plan,'" says Gene Fairbrother, lead small busin Read More

New research shows people think better while moving

New research shows people think better while moving - http://www.boston.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Self-Development
From http://www.boston.com 5932 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 17, 2008 1:00 am
The brain is often envisioned as something like a computer, and the body as its all-purpose tool. But a growing body of new research suggests that something more collaborative is going on - that we think not just with our brains, but with our bodies. A series of studies, the latest published in November, has shown that children can solve math prob Read More

Pay-for-performance digs in with employers

Pay-for-performance digs in with employers - http://www.baltimoresun.com Avatar Posted by ureach under Management
From http://www.baltimoresun.com 5934 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 16, 2008 10:05 pm
More employers now supplement salaries with one-time bonuses and rewards, with more than 90 percent of employers offering such "variable pay" in 2007, up from 80 percent in 2006, according to an annual survey of about 1,000 large U.S. employers by Hewitt Associates. Spending on such programs hit almost 12 percent of employers' payroll budgets Read More

How to Conduct a Job Interview

How to Conduct a Job Interview - http://www.bnet.com Avatar Posted by dobbie under Human Resources
From http://www.bnet.com 5937 days ago
Made Hot by: Shelly on January 16, 2008 1:19 am
Got a key position to fill? Hiring good employees is the foundation of any successful business. But selecting the right ones is hard work, and the interview process is often the most important step in the process. Here's how to figure out if the candidate sitting across from you is likely to become your next Employee of the Month. Read More

The 7 Interview Questions You Must Ask

The 7 Interview Questions You Must Ask - http://www.bnet.com Avatar Posted by dobbie under Human Resources
From http://www.bnet.com 5937 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 14, 2008 1:33 am
There are no magic bullets when it comes to job interview questions, but the way you structure your queries is important: It's the interviewer's job to create a framework for the discussion and prevent it from running off the rails. Every company's needs are different, but a good basic strategy is to ground the interview in questions about past Read More

Big trends in small business, part 2

Big trends in small business, part 2 - http://www.usatoday.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Strategy
From http://www.usatoday.com 5939 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 11, 2008 1:15 am
Last week, Steve Strauss began his annual look at the top ten trends shaping small business. He wraps it up this week with a look at the Top 5. Be sure to check out trend number 1. Read More

A Price War in Health Insurance

A Price War in Health Insurance - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Employee Benefits
From http://www.businessweek.com 5942 days ago
Made Hot by: ureach on January 9, 2008 3:00 pm
Health insurance has always been pricey for small and midsize businesses. But after years of extracting hefty increases from smaller corporate customers, some insurers are showing more flexibility. Why? With the overall market for health insurance flat, carriers are battling to steal market share from one another. "There's a price war going on n Read More

15 Can't-Miss Ways to Declutter Your Mind

15 Can't-Miss Ways to Declutter Your Mind - http://zenhabits.net Avatar Posted by JohnH under Self-Development
From http://zenhabits.net 5944 days ago
Made Hot by: administrator on January 7, 2008 6:20 pm
The world of stresses and worries and errands and projects and noise that we must all endure inflicts upon us a mind full of clutter and chaos. A mind that sometimes cannot find the calm that we so desperately seek. So how do we begin decluttering? It's actually not difficult, if you give it a little thought: simplifying shouldn't be made complica Read More
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