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To squeeze more productivity out of your workday, identify and plug holes that waste precious time.

Determining when and how much to pay employees for their travel and commuting time is a complex subject. Here are answers to 7 questions about travel time and the FLSA

Marjorie Kaplan, former head of Animal Planet and TLC for Discovery Communications, describes an example of sexism early in her career, plus the kind of constant noise that still plagues aspiring women.

Pondering just three questions can help you evaluate how far you’ve come as a manager, identify what obstacles still remain in your path, and reveal whether your actions align with your managerial mission.

With some employees, the problem isn't a matter of ability, it's a matter of attitude. This can manifest itself in everything from quiet disobedience to outright insubordination. How should you respond?

In 2009, actor Tony Danza decided to spend a year teaching students at a large Philadelphia high school. Predictably, the teacher wound up learning some big lessons.

Transforming yourself from a pessimist into an optimist won’t happen overnight. It requires an entirely different outlook on life, along with the discipline to change for good.

Promoting from within can save re­cruit­ing costs and staff time if you choose the right employees. But internal hires often go wrong for one simple reason: HR and managers assume they know the candidate.

Many people tend to put off the biggest and most difficult things so they can tackle the growing list of smaller items that pile up. If you’re having trouble prioritizing, here are three questions to ask yourself.

Good things result when people have friends at the office. But are such pairings good for the company? Consider these pros and cons.

Telling a person they have bad breath or body odor is difficult to do. That's why so many managers toss this employee problem HR's way. You need to toss it back to the managers.

New legislation would allow employers to create an ERISA plan, known as a qualified flexible workplace arrangement plan, as a way to offer employees a combination of guaranteed paid leave and increased work flexibility options. 

Which type of people cause the most problems at work? The Huffington Post reached out to therapists from all over and found that people complain most about these five types.

Businesses must stay abreast of an alphabet soup of federal laws—ADA, ADEA, FMLA and so forth—each with its own requirements. Further complicating matters, most states have their own laws that override the federal requirements. To comply, you first must know which laws apply to your business.

Passive-aggressive and cynical comments can make life miserable and exhaust you if you’re the target of them. Here’s how you can stay strong in the face of negativity.

No one wants to believe they are one, but if you exhibit these six signs, you are probably a micromanager.

Dr. Jia Wang, associate professor of human resource development at Texas A&M University, calls workplace incivility a full-blown epidemic. What can you do to rein in incivility and foster a culture of respect and politeness?

If the number of goal-tracking tools online is any indication, the Internet wants you to stick to your goals. Here are five of the best free goal-setting tools available today.

Managers who understand what employees value have an opportunity to inspire them to find a purpose for their work that they can embrace, and connect to a deeper meaning and increased engagement in their work.

Just as a virus spreads from its host, rudeness at work starts with one “carrier” who acts inappropriately. As co-workers react to a single nasty comment or incident, they are more likely to respond in kind.

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