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The Magic Equation for Retaining Employees
Leadership

The Magic Equation for Retaining Employees

Keeping your best and brightest around doesn't have to be complicated. Try one of these simple options.
How to Recruit and Retain an Impassioned Sales Staff (Infographic)
Grow Your Business

How to Recruit and Retain an Impassioned Sales Staff (Infographic)

A new study by career community Glassdoor sheds some light on what motivates sales staffers.
Break Out the Office Cake. It Could Change Your Company.
The 'Treps

Break Out the Office Cake. It Could Change Your Company.

The best leaders understand that work celebrations build trust, engagement and collaboration.
Get a Fresh Start: Your Relationship Repair Kit
Leadership

Get a Fresh Start: Your Relationship Repair Kit

A single question can help you move from conflict to co-creation.
Playing to Win: How Gamification Helped Boost This Company's Sales
Motivation and Retention

Playing to Win: How Gamification Helped Boost This Company's Sales

The term may get a bad rap, but stoking employees' competitive fire helped this company dramatically increase its sales.
What the NFL Taught Me About Being a Motivated Entrepreneur
Productivity

What the NFL Taught Me About Being a Motivated Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs, just like athletes, need to stay motivated to make it through the trials and tribulations of launching and running a business. Some days it is tougher than others. Here are some tips on staying motivated all day long.
Want Your Team to Perform Better? Try Positive Reinforcement.
Motivation and Retention

Want Your Team to Perform Better? Try Positive Reinforcement.

No company picnics necessary. These simple steps could lead to increased profitability.
Thinking of Quitting? Remember, the Sun Will Rise.
Motivation and Retention

Thinking of Quitting? Remember, the Sun Will Rise.

How we manage ourselves during downtimes are critical to our success.
The Science of Office Design
Motivation and Retention

The Science of Office Design

From ceiling height to lighting, there's more research than ever before on how our environment impacts our cognitive performance.
4 Reasons You Should Let Your Team Set its Salaries
Motivation and Retention

4 Reasons You Should Let Your Team Set its Salaries

Putting the power in the hands of employees could lead to a happier and more productive environment.
Small-Business Owners Cautious of Going Overboard on Holiday Gifts, Bonuses
Motivation and Retention

Small-Business Owners Cautious of Going Overboard on Holiday Gifts, Bonuses

Expecting weaker-than-usual holiday sales, a new survey says some owners are cutting back on end-of-year bonuses and parties.
Reality Check: Not Everyone Deserves a Bonus
Motivation and Retention

Reality Check: Not Everyone Deserves a Bonus

If you reward an employee's subpar performance, you're only hurting your business. Here are four tips on how to handle the bonus process the right way.
Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet
Motivation and Retention

Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet

The claim that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 would slash poverty rates in half is overly simplistic.
How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes
Managing Employees

How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes

Motivating your team can be more art than science, but here are four techniques that work.
The Motivation Secrets of 8 Successful Business Leaders
Motivation and Retention

The Motivation Secrets of 8 Successful Business Leaders

We spoke with leaders of eight successful companies to find out their secrets for galvanizing their staffs, clients and even themselves. Get ready to be inspired.
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