Employees

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

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.
Mark Feffer
Why Happy Employees Are Your Key to Successful Branding
Growth Strategies

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.
Melanie Spring
Microsoft Axes Its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Employee-Ranking System
Growth Strategies

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.
Brian Patrick Eha
Difficult Conversations: What Not to Say
Growth Strategies

Difficult Conversations: What Not to Say

Avoid common pitfalls that can make hard conversations even harder.
Amy S. Choi
5 Hiring Practices to Keep You Out of Hot Water With the IRS
Finance

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.
Barbara Weltman
Why You're 2 Steps Away From a More Productive Day
Growth Strategies

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.
Jason Womack
How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes
How To

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.
SharĂ­ Alexander
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7 Steps to Finding Success as a Millennial Entrepreneur
Growth Strategies

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.
Blaine Vess
10 Qualities Every Leader of The Future Needs to Have
Leadership

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

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.
Steve Tobak
Startup Perks Wal-Mart and Amazon Can Never Offer
Growth Strategies

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.
Gene Marks
Should You Have a 'Shadow' Like Jeff Bezos Does?
Growth Strategies

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.
Brian Patrick Eha
Keep Your Employees Loyal By Encouraging Them to Pursue Their Own Projects and Passions
Leadership

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.
Catherine Clifford
Best Business Books to Get Cozy With This Fall
Growth Strategies

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.
Matt Villano