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Company owner fires herself to avoid laying off employees

Lola Gonzalez, the owner of Accurate Background Check in Ocala, Florida, decided to resign in order to avoid having to lay off one of her employees. After it became clear that the company would have to eliminate a position, Gonzalez decided that [...]

Delivering Happiness book review: How Zappos gives bad bosses the boot

Delivering Happiness book review: How Zappos gives bad bosses the boot

Delivering Happiness is further proof that the workplace doesn't have to be hostile and ruthless in order for companies to succeed.  In his book, Tony Hsieh explains how his career evolved from starting an unsuccessful worm farm business as a child [...]

Boss celebrates 81st birthday by giving company to employees

Boss celebrates 81st birthday by giving company to employees

Bob Moore, the owner and CEO of Oregon-based Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods celebrated his 81st birthday by giving the company that he founded to his employees. Moore said, "It's been my dream all along to turn this company over to the employees, [...]

Boss’s Tip of the Week #3: Alternatives to Layoffs: How to keep top talent (and still cut costs)

Boss’s Tip of the Week #3: Alternatives to Layoffs: How to keep top talent (and still cut costs)

Here is the third installment of the Boss’s Tip of the Week.  This advice column for managers is brought to you by Bob Rosner and Allan Halcrow, co-authors of The Boss’s Survival Guide. The economy is precarious, budgets are tight, and [...]