The recent wave of sexual harassment allegations highlights a conflict of interest for HR officials addressing these complaints. They must balance managing personnel issues with protecting their company's interests and their own careers.
The Treasury Department released a one-page report Monday that said President Donald Trump's economic agenda and tax cuts proposed in the GOP tax plan would increase tax revenue over 10 years by $300 billion. The estimate assumes 2.9% average annual growth.
Finish the year on a strong note by cleaning out your email inbox and sending thank-you notes to colleagues and managers, Suzanne Gelb writes. Set aside some time to improve your LinkedIn presence, and work on shifting to a healthier sleep routine in 2018.
Sales leaders can coach representatives who resist instruction by learning each sales rep's communication style, writes Steve Hackett. Make sure you've set distinct behavior standards and that you model coachability by being open to feedback on your own performance.
Companies often reject candidates for upper-level jobs if they don't have industry-specific experience. But industry details can be learned, and candidates from other fields may exhibit far more important qualities, such as trustworthiness, maturity and the ability to solve problems effectively, writes Human Workplace CEO Liz Ryan.
Inspired by their experiences on a trip to North Carolina, Craig and Kami Putz opened The Barkery to provide environmentally friendly toys and treats for dogs. Craig Putz sells homemade treats at craft fairs, and he hopes to be able to offer them in the shop after getting government approval.
MailChimp, which offers email marketing services to small businesses, has grown into a company with 700-plus employees and 16 million customers while avoiding outside investment. A key turning point in MailChimp's history came in 2009, when the company switched to a "freemium" model and subsequently experienced rapid customer growth.
Good leaders listen, follow through on promises and treat others as they'd like to be treated, writes Dennis Miller. "It may take some practice, but by learning to build trust and respect among your colleagues, you will dramatically increase your leadership potential," he writes.
US companies posted slightly fewer jobs in October than in September but added more workers, the Labor Department said. As October ended, just under 6 million jobs were available, down from 6.18 million in September, but total hiring was up 4.4% in October compared with September.
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