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Providing opportunities for promotions is often just the thing to keep top talent from jumping ship. But before you haphazardly start promoting from the ranks, consider these tips to help the right workers move up the ladder, without setting your organization up for a legal fall.
Intelligent leaders don’t know everything. But they’re smart enough to ask the right questions. Posing sharp inquiries elevates your team’s thinking. Here are four simple ones that effective leaders ask their colleagues.

The number of applications smartphone users have to choose from is mind-boggling, but for every task at hand there are some that stand above the rest. Here are eight that are a great help on the job.

Insubordination occurs when an em­­ployee refuses a reasonable order from a supervisor or manager. If discipline or discharge is necessary, knowing how to handle employee insubordination can go a long way toward avoiding legal consequences.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the IRS has issued a package of payroll, 401(k) and individual tax relief measures. This relief applies to individuals and businesses located in the disaster area, and to those whose tax records are located in the disaster area.
New EEOC guidance shows how Title VII and the ADA may affect employer efforts to assist employees victimized by domestic violence. It shows how em­­ployers might be inadvertently compounding victims' pain—and how that might create legal liability.
Smart comp and benefits pros are resolving to make 2013 a year of thoughtful, deliberate change. Here are five important New Year’s resolutions to consider.

If you’ve ever accidentally saved over a document you needed by using it to create a new one, or accidentally deleted long and complex formulas, you’ll appreciate these tips on choosing, creating and customizing templates.

“Oh, it’s no big deal, it’s just a cold.” How many times have you heard an employee casually dismiss an illness like this? As a manager, it’s imperative that you inform employees of how easily common infectious bugs such as colds and flu spread.

Being in HR requires the ability to maintain confidentiality. This can be challenging if you do not have an office with a door that you can close and lock. Here are some ways you can overcome the challenges of working in a cubicle.