Leading

Small Business Tips and Ideas for Leadership and Working with People

When it comes to running a small business, leadership is of the utmost importance. Employees look to you for guidance and to set the tone for your company. Learn more about what it means to be an effective leader with the articles in this section, which cover topics such as employee management, hiring and firing, and team building.

How to Put an End to Workplace Bullying

If you believe bullies can be seen only in high school, think again. The same bullies grow up and stay bullies throughout their adult lives and harass their colleagues and subordinates at work. Almost one-third of employees experience some kind of bullying at their workplace. There are different types of bullies, but the tactics of dealing with them are pretty much … [Read more...]

Do You Have Trade Secrets? Here’s How to Protect Them

The closely guarded formula for Coca-Cola is stored in a bank vault that can only be opened by a resolution of the company’s board of directors. Only two Coca-Cola employees ever know the formula at any one time, and their identities are not made public. Also in a bank vault is the formula for Water Displacer 40th attempt – commonly known as WD40. The formula has only been … [Read more...]

Covering All Your Legal Bases When Firing

In November of 2011, Merill Lynch was hit with an $8.5 million lawsuit for wrongfully letting an employee go. Three years later, CNN became the Defendant in a similar suit, but this time the Plaintiff was going after $5 million in damages. Unfortunately, these high amounts are more common than you’d think as, according to Xcel HR, a human resource service for small and … [Read more...]

What Can You Expect in Your Workplace? An Infographic

There is no denying that workforces are the home to many different personalities. Sometimes these personalities clash, and sometimes they work well and create an amazing team. No matter what your area of expertise is, you will always have to deal with various types of workers and clients under your wing. Take this fun quiz, produced by Cloud HR service Cezanne, which’ll help … [Read more...]