A Business Guide to Employee Benefits

For those who are thinking of establishing their small business and hiring employees, it is important to understand the different benefits that employees are entitled to.¬†Knowing what benefits are legally required, and what is available to employers, is essential to staying in compliance with the law as well as keeping your employees satisfied and productive. …

7 Steps for Keeping Conflict Healthy

Image credit:Shutterstock Conflict can be a healthy part of personal and professional relationships. Extensive research has demonstrated that conflict, when managed properly, strengthens relationships and teams and can serve as a catalyst for better solutions, innovation and growth. Healthy conflict can produce more creative solutions and better outcomes. However few people have been formally taught …

Want to Get Ahead at Work? Be Selfish!

Image credit:Shutterstock Humans are social animals, we’re taught. Nearly a third of the world’s population is hooked onto social media. Looking at pictures of “cute” babies and animals shared by friends and family on Facebook is quite an addicting drug. Everyone wants to be part of this warm, fuzzy and ADD-affected world of sharing — …

7 Tips for Handling Hostility Wisely

Image credit:Westend61 | Getty Images It's amazing how poorly people can behave, especially when it comes to money. Passions run high and manifest through their speech. You would think when something is so important that people would behave wisely, but the opposite tends to be true. Money stirs issues of being not important, which stirs …