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The Rules for Eating Lunch at Your Desk

The Rules for Eating Lunch at Your Desk

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Everyone may be doing it, but not everyone is doing it politely. Follow these rules to keep from annoying your coworkers.
November 15, 2013 in Lifestyle
Hiring: Why the Most Skilled Candidate Isn't Always the Right Candidate

Hiring: Why the Most Skilled Candidate Isn't Always the Right Candidate

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Smart hiring looks beyond skillsets to find someone who will work well with your team and your workflow. These 4 tips will help you look beyond the resume.
November 15, 2013 in Human Resources
Why Happy Employees Are Your Key to Successful Branding

Why Happy Employees Are Your Key to Successful Branding

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You can't build a strong brand image without a team of people behind it. Here's the story of a little doughnut shop doing big things when it comes to branding.
November 14, 2013 in Branding
Microsoft Axes Its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Employee-Ranking System

Microsoft Axes Its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Employee-Ranking System

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The tech giant hopes to pivot out of its 'lost decade' by ending internal competition for raises and instead fostering a collaborative culture.
November 13, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Difficult Conversations: What Not to Say

Difficult Conversations: What Not to Say

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Avoid common pitfalls that can make hard conversations even harder.
November 13, 2013 in Human Resources
5 Hiring Practices to Keep You Out of Hot Water With the IRS

5 Hiring Practices to Keep You Out of Hot Water With the IRS

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Distinguishing between independent contractors and employees properly means covering all your bases. Here are five important steps to take.
November 13, 2013 in Tax Center
Why You're 2 Steps Away From a More Productive Day

Why You're 2 Steps Away From a More Productive Day

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Sometimes getting more done is just a matter of changing how you react to interruptions. Here are two easy strategies to start using now.
November 6, 2013 in Productivity
How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes

How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes

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Motivating your team can be more art than science, but here are four techniques that work.
November 5, 2013 in Managing Employees
7 Steps to Finding Success as a Millennial Entrepreneur

7 Steps to Finding Success as a Millennial Entrepreneur

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You may be young with energy for days, but you don't know everything. Here are some tips for finding a perfect balance between youth and experience.
October 31, 2013 in Startup Basics
10 Qualities Every Leader of The Future Needs to Have

10 Qualities Every Leader of The Future Needs to Have

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Aggressive, result-driven leaders have long been considered the best entrepreneurs. But collaboration and communication are proving to be far more valuable these days.
October 29, 2013 in Leadership
Why Your Employees Think You're a Creep -- And How to Avoid Being One

Why Your Employees Think You're a Creep -- And How to Avoid Being One

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You may be offending your employees without even knowing it. Here are five rules to keep you out of trouble.
October 29, 2013 in The 'Treps
Startup Perks Wal-Mart and Amazon Can Never Offer

Startup Perks Wal-Mart and Amazon Can Never Offer

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Big-name companies can offer perks like treadmill workstations and foosball tables, but there are certain startup perks they can never give employees.
October 22, 2013 in Hiring Center
Should You Have a 'Shadow' Like Jeff Bezos Does?

Should You Have a 'Shadow' Like Jeff Bezos Does?

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Letting an employee follow you around can be a great way to groom up-and-coming talent.
October 18, 2013 in Training
Keep Your Employees Loyal By Encouraging Them to Pursue Their Own Projects and Passions

Keep Your Employees Loyal By Encouraging Them to Pursue Their Own Projects and Passions

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Allowing corporate employees to experiment with entrepreneurship promotes innovation and keeps employees satiated, though a few of the most ambitious may jump ship and start their own ventures.
October 17, 2013 in Leadership
Photos: Best Business Books to Get Cozy With This Fall

Best Business Books to Get Cozy With This Fall

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Looking to take your business to the next level? Look no further than these seven works that will make you a better entrepreneur.
October 16, 2013 in Forward Thinkers
5 Ways to Coach Your Employees to The Top of Their Game

5 Ways to Coach Your Employees to The Top of Their Game

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Coaching a sports team and running a company have quite a few things in common. Here are five ways to take a page from the coaching book.
October 14, 2013 in Leadership
Give Performance Reviews More Than Once a Year and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Give Performance Reviews More Than Once a Year and Other Must-Read Business Tips

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A look at why you shouldn't wait till the end of the year to do a performance review, why you should engage friends in your business and more advice for business owners.
October 11, 2013 in Managing Employees
How to Hire in Rural America: Get Creative

How to Hire in Rural America: Get Creative

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Outside of the major cities, you have to look beyond mere education, experience and core business knowledge to find the right employees.
October 4, 2013 in Hiring Center
Facebook's Luxury Housing Complex Is a Great Way to Never Leave Work

Facebook's Luxury Housing Complex Is a Great Way to Never Leave Work

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Facebook is building a 394-unit luxury housing complex within walking distance of its Menlo Park headquarters. But would you want to live with your coworkers?
October 3, 2013 in Lifestyle
How to Stop Your Rock-Star Talent From Fleeing

How to Stop Your Rock-Star Talent From Fleeing

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With many startups vying for top talent, here are some tips for keeping top talent at your company.
October 3, 2013 in Hiring Center
How Legal Is Your Employee Wellness Program?

How Legal Is Your Employee Wellness Program?

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When Pennsylvania State University's employees refused to fill out a wellness questionnaire and penalties set in, the uproar got national attention. Here's how to avoid a similar revolt among your staff.
October 2, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Why Your Employees Aren't Following You

Why Your Employees Aren't Following You

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If you feel like your employees aren't standing behind you, here are eight reasons why.
October 2, 2013 in Leadership

Most Federal Workers Will Keep Working Through Shutdown

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Of the 4.1 million people who work for the federal government, about 80% will still be expected to show up for work. Here's a look at who they are.
October 1, 2013 in Hiring Center
7 Ways to Pump Up Employee Engagement In Your Office

7 Ways to Pump Up Employee Engagement In Your Office

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Giving your employees the ability to set and maintain their own goals will be a big morale booster. Here's how.
September 27, 2013 in Managing Employees
The Pros and Cons of Working for Equity

The Pros and Cons of Working for Equity

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From scope creep to the opportunity to cash in, a look at the good and bad of working in exchange for equity.
September 25, 2013 in Startup Financing

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