Employees

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The Interview Questions You Aren't Asking But Should Be
Growth Strategies

The Interview Questions You Aren't Asking But Should Be

Catch job candidates off-guard with the right questions and you'll quickly uncover their true colors.
SharĂ­ Alexander
What Your Brand Can Learn From a Waterbed Company for Cows -- Yes, Cows
Growth Strategies

What Your Brand Can Learn From a Waterbed Company for Cows -- Yes, Cows

Whether you're selling a new app, a service or a waterbed for cows -- there are fundamental steps you can take to make your brand its best. Here are three.
Melanie Spring
The 4 Silent Killers of Your Business
Growth Strategies

The 4 Silent Killers of Your Business

You may think your company looks great from the outside. But look for the warning signs inside that could put you out of business.
Stephanie Vozza
3 Ways to Re-Engage Your Employees
Growth Strategies

3 Ways to Re-Engage Your Employees

Our experts tell you how to get your staff, your most important asset, to reconnect to your company and your goals.
Amy S. Choi
Reward Better: New Programs Let You Recognize Employees in Real Time
Growth Strategies

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.
Polly Brewster
18 Easy Ways to Say 'Thanks'
Growth Strategies

18 Easy Ways to Say 'Thanks'

In an ideal world, your staff should feel appreciated 365 days a year. In the real world, gratitude sometimes gets forgotten. Here are 18 suggestions for remedying that.
Margaret Littman
How to Find Great Candidates by Looking Past the Obvious
Growth Strategies

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.
Brandi Temple
Keep Your Promises and Other Must-Read Business Tips
Leadership

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.
Brian Patrick Eha
The Rules for Eating Lunch at Your Desk
Entrepreneurs

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.
Jacqueline Whitmore
Hiring: Why the Most Skilled Candidate Isn't Always the Right Candidate
60 Second Solutions

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
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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