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Survey Reveals What New Hires Want Most in Onboarding

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 10:02
You know those cool perks you offer employees like free food? Well, guess what? Your new employees are not impressed. A new survey from BambooHR of 1,000 employees who quit a job after six months...

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10 Key Workplace Mysteries Most Companies Still Haven’t Solved

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 08:00
We can video-chat with people on other continents, store things in the cloud, and automate processes that used to take a whole team of workers to get done, but we still haven’t found a way keep the...

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Are You Applying the “Under 10 Minutes” Rule?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 07:30
The “Under 10 Minutes Rule” is simple. It states that if a task arrives in your queue and it can be completed in less than 10 minutes, you take care of it right away. Why does this work? Well, first...

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Work Smart Not Just Hard – Interview with Erin Falconer

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 08:00
I recently spoke to Erin Falconer about the importance of working smart and other productivity ideas and tips. Falconer is the Editor In Chief and Co-owner of PickTheBrain, one of the most widely...

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Celebrate Jeopardy’s 50 Years With This Business Q&A

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 07:30
Merv Griffin says he originally came up with the idea for “Jeopardy” while traveling with his wife from Duluth to New York, discussing why there had not been a successful question-and-answer game on...

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Stop Using the Compliment Sandwich and Give Better Feedback

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:00
If you’re like most managers, you don’t give your staff nearly as much feedback as you should. That might be partly because it takes time to give feedback well and most managers are busy, and it...

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Management Lessons from Heinlein

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 07:30
Robert Anson Heinlein was an influential science-fiction author who created great page-turning stories, invented a “future history” that was in some ways prescient, and had a major impact on the SF...

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4 Things You Must Do if You Want to Maximize Team Productivity

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:00
If you are a team leader or a project manager, one of your key (though often implicit) responsibilities is to remove barriers to productivity and success. Or at the very least, you shouldn’t be...

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An Ode to Pi on Pi Day – Best Pi Jokes

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 07:30
Today millions of people around the world are celebrating Pi Day. To some, Pi is remembered by how Mr. Spock stopped an evil entity that had taken over the Enterprise’s computer system,...

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How Your Cubicle is Holding You Back – Stories from the Trenches

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 08:00
As companies look for ways to cut costs, one fast-growing trend is a move away from private offices toward cubicles and even “open plan” offices where workers sit side by side with little privacy....

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5 Reasons Daylight Savings Saved My Life This Week

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 07:30
Daylight Savings Time (DST) was instituted in the U.S. during the first World War in order to save energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight between April and...

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How Guy Kawasaki Manages His Time – Interview

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 08:00
Guy Kawasaki is a workaholic and he has to be because he does so many different things, from writing books, to investing, to speaking and more. In this interview, we find out exactly how he manages...

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Could Unlimited Vacation Time Improve Your Productivity?

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 08:00
You might have read recently about companies like Netflix and Evernote switching to unlimited vacation time policies. Under these policies, instead of getting a set number of paid days off each year,...

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The Secret to Reclaiming Your Time and Getting Rid of Stress

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 08:00
In 2007, Ari Meisel was diagnosed with a severe case of Crohn’s disease (a disease of the digestive tract) and nearly died. He was in an out of the hospital and told the disease was incurable. But in...

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Strategies to Keep Your Virtual Employees from Quitting from A-Z

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 07:30
Since employees who quit cost their companies up to 200 percent of their annual salaries to replace, retention is one of the most important issues facing businesses today. Virtual employees are...

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Why Can’t More Women Break Into the Leadership Ranks?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:22
As International Women’s Day is celebrated on Saturday, consider: 64% of women have the lowest position in law firms, such as staff attorney jobs, while only 17% garner top spots such as equity...

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3 Elements to Creating a Company Culture…Deliberately

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 09:00
“Company culture” isn’t just a buzzword: It describes the way a group of people work together. You can do a few things to encourage one that’s positive. Here’s a few I’ve learned from experience… and...

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8 Steps to Problem-Free Delegation – a Case Study

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 09:00
When I first became a new supervisor, I held my cards so close to the vest that my poor employee, Joe, had no idea what was going on. I didn’t trust him enough to share the work, so Joe had...

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How to Reinvent Your Career – Interview with Dorie Clark

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 09:00
In a recent survey by ManpowerGroup Inc., they found that 83 percent of employees are searching for a new job this year. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that people have between three and...

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How to Manage People You Don’t Like

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 08:30
It’s bad enough if you have to work with people you can’t stand – but what if you manage them? Well, one quick solution is to just fire an obnoxious twit. Unfortunately, while that may give you a...

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