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Exuding authority often comes easier to men than women, but those same behaviors can also be a liability in collaborative work environments, says Carol Kinsey Goman. She shares five body language mis­­takes and tips on how to avoid them.
With U.S. unemployment still running high, that means two things: You’re receiving more résumés per job, and applicants are ramping up the creativity to grab your attention. That creativity leads to a lot of home runs ... and some dramatic strikeouts.

Are your employees adequately protected in the event they suffer a long-term illness? Consider providing long-term care insurance as a company fringe benefit. As long as you meet the tax requirements, the premium payments are deductible by your company and tax-free to your employees.

Having a glowing recommendation attached to your profile is a great way to stand out to recruiters, but it’s important that you also write great recommendations for others. Expert tips to help you get and give effective recommendations:
Publication of the new DOL guide to employees’ FMLA rights signals an opportunity for employers to take a fresh look at this sometimes confusing law. It’s a golden opportunity to remind employees how their company leave policies mesh with the FMLA.
“In today’s reputation economy, what you stand for matters more than what you produce and sell,” says Kasper Ulf Nielsen, executive partner of Reputation Institute. “People’s willingness to buy, recommend, work for and invest in a company is driven 60% by their perceptions of the company ... "
Women apologize too much in the workplace, even as they take on leadership roles, says author and speaker Amber Mac. Here are the three biggest reasons women apologize and what they can do to curb it:
Especially during the first six months of employment, employees are highly alert to signals and experiences that will help them navigate their new work environment. For employers, making a favorable impression during these first six months is critical to employee retention, engagement and productivity.
The run-up to an election can spark heated debate around the watercooler. Employers need to balance the interest of employees’ free speech with maintaining order and productivity. Draft a policy that minimizes distractions yet allows reasonable free speech.
Technology has the power to greatly enhance productivity, but if you’re like most of us, on average you only use 13% of the features in your software tools. PCWorld went to the experts to glean their favorite tricks and tips. Here are five: