Employees

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Reward Better: New Programs Let You Recognize Employees in Real Time

End-of-year fruit basket? Company coffee cup? Shelve old-school gifts next to the rolodexes and update your recognition program with LinkedIn badges or an array of online gift cards.

How to Find Great Candidates by Looking Past the Obvious

Experts aren't everything. Here's how to eliminate the false positives and find the employee you need.

Keep Your Promises and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at how to be a better leader, communicate with potential clients, keep your customers happy and more advice for business owners.

The Rules for Eating Lunch at Your Desk

Everyone may be doing it, but not everyone is doing it politely. Follow these rules to keep from annoying your coworkers.

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

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.

Why Happy Employees Are Your Key to Successful Branding

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.

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

The tech giant hopes to pivot out of its 'lost decade' by ending internal competition for raises and instead fostering a collaborative culture.

Difficult Conversations: What Not to Say

Avoid common pitfalls that can make hard conversations even harder.

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

Distinguishing between independent contractors and employees properly means covering all your bases. Here are five important steps to take.

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

Sometimes getting more done is just a matter of changing how you react to interruptions. Here are two easy strategies to start using now.

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.

7 Steps to Finding Success as a Millennial Entrepreneur

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.

10 Qualities Every Leader of The Future Needs to Have

Aggressive, result-driven leaders have long been considered the best entrepreneurs. But collaboration and communication are proving to be far more valuable these days.

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

You may be offending your employees without even knowing it. Here are five rules to keep you out of trouble.

Startup Perks Wal-Mart and Amazon Can Never Offer

Big-name companies can offer perks like treadmill workstations and foosball tables, but there are certain startup perks they can never give employees.

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

Letting an employee follow you around can be a great way to groom up-and-coming talent.

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

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.

Best Business Books to Get Cozy With This Fall

Looking to take your business to the next level? Look no further than these seven works that will make you a better entrepreneur.

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

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.

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

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.

How to Hire in Rural America: Get Creative

Outside of the major cities, you have to look beyond mere education, experience and core business knowledge to find the right employees.

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

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?

How to Stop Your Rock-Star Talent From Fleeing

With many startups vying for top talent, here are some tips for keeping top talent at your company.

How Legal Is Your Employee Wellness Program?

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.

Why Your Employees Aren't Following You

If you feel like your employees aren't standing behind you, here are eight reasons why.

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