• Feminism is 2017 Word of the Year

    The 2017 word of the year, according to Merriam-Webster, is feminism, "the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes; also, organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests." Each year, since 2003...
  • How we can end sexual harassment at work

    When Gretchen Carlson spoke out about her experience of workplace sexual harassment, it inspired women everywhere to take their power back and tell the world what happened to them. In this TED talk, she tells her story -- and identifies three specific...
  • Can I use that picture for my project or presentation?

    You need a picture for your project or presentation and you find the perfect one online. To know, follow the chart from above from Curtis Newbold, The Visual Communication Guy . What is wrong with using a picture that you find online? What is the...
  • Harvey Weinstein Is Fired After Sexual Harassment Reports

    The co-founder of The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein, was fired last week after the New York Times reported that he had sexually harassed women. Managers must be aware of the EEOC guidelines on sexual harassment. Specifically, EEOC guidelines...
  • Compare incomes across all ages and demographics

    Credit Repair used information from the U.S. Census Bureau and published the graphics below comparing incomes. Which demographics earn the most? How much does your age affect your income? What is the median income where you live? How does your...
  • Only Official Sponsors Can Post About the Summer Games

    The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) warns businesses: "Do not create social media posts that are Olympic themed, that feature Olympic trademarks, that contain Games imagery or congratulate Olympic performance unless you are an official sponsor as specified...
  • GE CEO Jeff Immelt: 'Our tax code is perverted'

    CEO & Editor-in-Chief Henry Blodget asked General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, "Is it reasonable for a large corporation to move operations to a new state or another country with a more lenient tax policy?" Immelt said, "Our tax code is...
  • Copyright Infringement: Images You Can and Can't Share on Your Blog

    Copyright Infringement: Images You Can and Can't Share on Your Blog As the above infographic shows, using copyrighted content can lead to a site such as Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube blocking your post and/or having a lawsuit brought against you...
  • VW CEO Winterkorn Out

    Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen, resigned after VW was accused by federal regulators, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), of cheating on emissions testing. The EPA said software on some cars is deployed “when the car is undergoing official...
  • U.S. and Cuba Restore Diplomatic Relations

    I was in Puerto Rico when President Barack Obama announced that for the first time in 54 years the U.S. will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba . President Obama stated, "This is fundamentally about freedom and openness, and also expresses...
  • History of Labor Day

    Happy Labor Day! Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894. How have working conditions improved since the holiday began? How do you celebrate Labor Day?
  • Social Media Policy

    Can employees be fired for posting or commenting about work-related topics on social media sites? Well, it depends. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has published two reports that summarized recent cases involving social media issues (August...
  • Establish Harassment Policy

    As previously discussed, managers should encourage whistleblowers and investigate harassment . Furthermore, it is important for managers to establish a formal policy prohibiting harassment. The policy should be communicated to all employees in the company...
  • Independence Day is Big Business

    Happy 4th of July! Independence Day is big business. Many Americans will buy an American flag, patriotic apparel such as a t-shirt or hat, and patriotic decorations. They will cook out or barbecue and watch fireworks. But, most of the 4th of July products...
  • DOJ Blocks AA and US Airways Merger

    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and attorneys general of Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and the district of Columbia filed suit August 13, 2013 to stop American Airlines and US Airways from merging. The proposed $12 billion...
  • U.S. Manufacturing Jobs in China

    Companies in the United States (U.S.) such as Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, and Motorola, have moved many hazardous manufacturing jobs from the U.S. to China. The New York Times reports in this video that, "Employees work excessive overtime, in...
  • JFK and Consumer Bill of Rights

    Today, November 22, 2013, the United States marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy with memorial ceremonies and moments of silence. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy said in a message to Congress, "Consumers...
  • Frankenstorm Hurricane Sandy Stops Business in the East

    NASA timelapse of Sandy - Photographer: NOAA Yesterday, Hurricane Sandy, dubbed "Frankenstorm," hit a 1,000-mile-wide area of the East Coast, from Massachusetts to Virginia. The storm brought rain, flooding, cold wind, and power outages. Managers...
  • Happy Labor Day!

    Labor Day, an annual federal holiday on the first Monday in September, is celebrated to acknowledge the social and economic achievements of American workers and their contributions to the strength and prosperity of the United States. Often, it is considered...
  • Congratulations to the 2012 Baldrige Award Recipients

    The 2012 Baldrige Award recipients-listed with their category-are: Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control , Grand Prairie, Texas (manufacturing) MESA Products Inc. , Tulsa, Okla. (small business) North Mississippi Health Services , Tupelo...
  • History of Affirmative Action

    Affirmative action originated in the 1960s as a plan to give members of specific groups priority in hiring or promotion. Laws that mandate affirmative action were passed to end job discrimination. But to get a good job, you need a good education. So,...
  • Managers Use GDP

    Managers are interested in the economy. So, they look at the gross domestic product (GDP), which is the broadest gauge of economic output. The United States Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reports on GDP. The bureau defines real gross domestic product...
  • Employee versus Independent Contractor

    Owning a business or being self-employed is the dream job of many people. One way to be self-employed is to become an independent contractor. In the audio presentation below, Rick Schampers provides information on what the law says in general about what...
  • The Affordable Care Act

    On October 1st, anyone can go to http://www.healthcare.gov and use the new Health Insurance Marketplace to see all of the health plans available in an area and sign up for one. Also, anyone can find out if they are eligible to pay less for private health...
  • Countrywide - Not a Good Deal

    Bank of America's acquisition in 2008 of Countrywide Financial, the largest mortgage lender, has turned out to be one of the worst business deals in history. It has resulted in tens of billions of dollars in losses for Bank of America. In addition...