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Inc. Readers (And One Top Pol) Sound Off About the NLRB's McDonald's Ruling

inc.com — An outpouring of comments about a controversial NLRB ruling lit up our Web site and Facebook page. Here are some of the sharpest takes. The National Labor Relations Board's general counsel says McDonald's is the joint employer of workers at its franchise locations. Below, see the comments from Inc.
Jul 30, 2014

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Paypal's Plan to Bring Credit To Small Businesses

inc.com — PayPal is purchasing a credit portfolio from GE Capital, and it's rebranding an old service to have greater relevance for small business owners. The universe of alternative lending products available to small business owners keeps expanding. Where banks have eased up on their commercial loans since the Great Recession, lenders like Kabbage, Lendio and Biz2Credit have stepped on the gas.
Jul 30, 2014

New @Inc: PayPal: It's Not Just for Skeptical Online Shoppers Anymore bit.ly/1tuVV7j

How Hilton's CEO Led the Company's Massive Turnaround

inc.com — PIVOT: REINVENTION CENTRAL When Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta took over in 2007, the company was lagging--and now it's the largest hotelier in the world. Nearly every weekend, Chris Nassetta is cooking in his family's oversized kitchen, outfitted with two commercial-grade refrigerators, three sinks and a deep fryer. These aren't small meals.
Jul 30, 2014

New @Inc: How Hilton's CEO Led the Company's Massive Turnaround bit.ly/1u13Czu

5 Signs You're in the Wrong Profession

inc.com — Just because you have a degree in something doesn't mean it's what you're meant to do. Likewise, just because you've had a certain job title or been in a specific industry for several years (or even decades) doesn't mean you're stuck there.
Jul 30, 2014

"You struggle just to stay mediocre" > 5 Signs You're in the Wrong Profession by @DrewAHendricks inc.com/drew-hendricks… via @Inc

Welcome to the Future of Business Travel

inc.com — The sharing economy is going from boho to white collar, and elbowing its way into your expense reports. Here's why that actually matters. There are ways we work today that would have given a last-century HR manager a nervous twitch. There's employee collaboration, file-sharing, and general chit-chat, over less-than secure cloud services.

Marshall Goldsmith: How to Really Listen

inc.com — Are you really listening, or just waiting to talk? This is the way to do it right. In her book My Life in Leadership, Frances Hesselbein, former CEO of the Girl Scouts, CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, and one of the greatest leaders I've ever met, wrote one of the best descriptions of listening and leadership I've ever read: "Listening is an art.

The Rise of E-Commerce Lingerie Startups

inc.com — The challenge: Make shopping for intimates online, well, a little more intimate. Here are the e-commerce startups angling to do just that. I hate shopping for bras only a little less than I hate shopping for swimsuits. An unscientific poll given to the women of Inc.

Don't Fire Difficult Employees. Try Adapting First

inc.com — Before firing problematic employees, try to turn their personal weaknesses into business strengths. The post " 3 Types of Employees You Should Fire Immediately" by fellow Inc.com contributor Jayson Demers contains an excellent description of three types of difficult-to-manage employees.
Jul 30, 2014

Hiring top talent often means putting up with weird behavior. ow.ly/zLvgi

NLRB Federal Ruling on McDonald's Just Turned Franchising Upside Down

inc.com — The National Labor Relations Board says McDonald's is the joint employer of franchise workers--and that could mean a lot of confusion and problems for franchise owners. In a move that could ultimately have a huge impact on all franchising, the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board has said that McDonald's is the joint employer of workers at its franchise locations.
Jul 30, 2014

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Jul 29, 2014

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