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Sizing Up Candidates for Cultural Fit Throughout the Hiring Process

Sizing Up Candidates for Cultural Fit Throughout the Hiring Process

Job seekers who mesh well with an organization are also more likely to stick around, saving employers costly employee turnover,
5 Characteristics Shared by the Most Successful Organizations

5 Characteristics Shared by the Most Successful Organizations

Companies, like individuals, make mistakes to learn from and have successes to replicate. Applying knowledge across an organization is the key to success for people and businesses.
Turns Out It Is Illegal to Force Employees to Be Positive

Turns Out It Is Illegal to Force Employees to Be Positive

We all want positive employees. But employer policies that mandate that attitude now are unlawful.
The Company Kitchen as a Mirror of Corporate Culture

The Company Kitchen as a Mirror of Corporate Culture

An open and well-planned café invites more than coffee pours. It can be a nexus of spontaneous and meaningful employee interaction.
3 Strategies for Dealing With Toxic People

3 Strategies for Dealing With Toxic People

Unfortunately, you can't change them. But you can change the way you interact with them.
10 Phrases That Need to Be Banned From the Office

10 Phrases That Need to Be Banned From the Office

Take these annoying, cringeworthy and overused terms out of your office vocabulary.
Why Sucking Up Is Bad for Business (and How to Stop It)

Why Sucking Up Is Bad for Business (and How to Stop It)

Here are six things you can do to immunize your staff from going the office politics route.
Free Ice Cream and a Chandelier of Hats: Peek Inside These Hot NYC Tech Company Offices (Video)

Free Ice Cream and a Chandelier of Hats: Peek Inside These Hot NYC Tech Company Offices (Video)

Executives at Tumblr, Fueled Collective, and About.com talk about how they get the most out of every square foot in their Big Apple headquarters, where space is at an ultra-premium.
3 Companies Share How They Stay True to Company Culture Amidst Rapid Growth

3 Companies Share How They Stay True to Company Culture Amidst Rapid Growth

Companies are motivated to scale and grow profits year over year. But often this focus on revenue comes at the expense of the company's culture.
Tech Firms Seeking Talent Spring for Spacious, Luxe Quarters

Tech Firms Seeking Talent Spring for Spacious, Luxe Quarters

While government cuts its real estate footprint, firms competing for knowledge workers are not crimping on office environments.
Make Genuine Connections at Work, and Success Will Follow

Make Genuine Connections at Work, and Success Will Follow

Here are five ways to better connect with your team members.
Get Angry! Be Passionate! Your Emotions Are Vital to Success.

Get Angry! Be Passionate! Your Emotions Are Vital to Success.

Emotion is what gets people to invest in you, buy your products and help you on your entrepreneurial journey. Here's how to harness it.
Beware! Is a 9-to-5 Schedule Turning Employees Into Zombies?

Beware! Is a 9-to-5 Schedule Turning Employees Into Zombies?

Some employees suffer from social jetlag, causing them to not work to their fullest potential. Here are some ways to cure this aliment and get them back on track.
Why We Love the F-Bomb

Why We Love the F-Bomb

Still off-limits in some offices, other workplaces embrace it. Here’s why some professionals tell the haters to eff-off.
The Esquire Guy on Dealing With Difficult People

The Esquire Guy on Dealing With Difficult People

The Esquire Guy helps you deal with people you just ... can't ... stand
The War on Clutter: 8 Ways to Edit Your Workspace and Life

The War on Clutter: 8 Ways to Edit Your Workspace and Life

From organizing your office to sharpening your management skills, here is the LifeEdited guide to ruthlessly decluttering your startup’s operations.
 The Holy Grail of Workplace Motivation

The Holy Grail of Workplace Motivation

When lighting a spark under your employees, keep these two critical factors in mind.
Know Your Limits, Your Brain Can Only Take So Much

Know Your Limits, Your Brain Can Only Take So Much

If you make yourself aware of these 'noise' factors, you'll have an easier time avoiding a breakdown.
Turn Around Your Business in 5 Steps

Turn Around Your Business in 5 Steps

As an entrepreneur you are going to face your fair share of challenges, some more dire than others. When times get tough, you are going to need to turnaround your business, develop a pivot strategy and get your company back on track. Here is how.
How Two Ski Bums Successfully Branded the Online-Outdoor Industry

How Two Ski Bums Successfully Branded the Online-Outdoor Industry

Friends John Breese and Jim Holland took their love of the outdoors and built a brand that not only they are passionate about but is also fruitful.
Leave It to the Dogs to Build an International Brand

Leave It to the Dogs to Build an International Brand

The founders of dog-product company Kyjen dishes on how their brand is able to stand out in a crowded market.
Step Away From the Foosball Table. Financials are Important, Too.

Step Away From the Foosball Table. Financials are Important, Too.

Entrepreneurs Andy Medley and Scott Hill built their Indianapolis marketing and promotions firm PERQ by nurturing office culture, sometimes to a fault. Employees still have fun, but their focus these days is on “winning” at business.
Tell Us: What Would You Do With 17 Days Off?

Tell Us: What Would You Do With 17 Days Off?

While President Obama's supporters and detractors don't agree on much, they can probably agree on this: an uninterrupted, 17-day long break would certainly be nice.
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