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How Open Office Plans Affect Workplace Productivity
By Dan Scalco | January 15, 2017

Learn the pros and cons of working in an open office

7 Things You Should Know About Competition in the Workplace
By Gal Rimon | November 10, 2016

When Does Friendly Competition Drive Employee Motivation and When Does it Kill It?

The Right and Wrong of Pursuing Happiness in the Workplace
By Al Gomez | September 21, 2016

When people talk about dream jobs or Fortune 500 companies, they usually think about buffet lunches, large salaries and countless perks.

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Achieving Success Using Performance Improvement Plans
By Rosanna Nadeau | September 19, 2016

Experience shows that 10% of employees are performing below job expectations in most organizations. But performance can be turned around, when managers use Performance Improvement Plans effectively....

Benefits for All: How to Attract More Women to the Workplace
By business.com editorial staff | August 09, 2016

There is a notable lack of female talent in top positions. Find out how to attract more women to the workplace here.

Make the Dream Work: 5 Reasons Why Teamwork is Crucial to Workplace Success
By Shlomo Wiesen | August 02, 2016

Traditionally one might say that a successful workplace is one that is humming along with robust sales, active meetings, with an ongoing plethora of presentations, PowerPoints, client calls, and of...

Beyond the Clock: The Benefits of Highly Motivated Employees
By Alison Napolitano | July 13, 2016

High levels of employee motivation are linked to high levels of employee engagement.

What Happens When You Hire an Employment Lawyer?
By Suzanne Lucas | April 27, 2016

Employment law is complex. It changes all the time. Lots of laws are state specific. You need an employment lawyer. Here's what to know.

How the Self-Employed Can Make Roth IRA Contributions
By business.com editorial staff | April 27, 2016

If you're self-employed, a Roth IRA is one of the essential retirement saving tools you need in your arsenal.

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Hiring Alternatives: The 5 Employees You Don't Need Anymore
By orobora | April 25, 2016

Technology saves money and makes your business more efficient by automating tasks. Here are the five office positions you don’t need.

You Can Do It: How to Grow Confidence in the Workplace
By Tom Ireland | April 22, 2016

Stop apologizing, questioning and comparing yourself to others. Boost your confidence with this advice.

Follow the Leader: 7 Employee Motivation and Retention Strategies Used by Tech Giants
By Michael Rogers | April 07, 2016

The goal of every motivation and retention strategy is to keep the valuable employees of a company from leaving for the competition.

Workplace Accidents: How to Avoid Them and What to Do When They Happen
By Simon Brisk | March 24, 2016

The truth about workplace accidents, how to avoid them, and what to do if they happen.

The C-Suite Responds: Are Piercings & Tattoos in the Workplace Still Taboo?
By Suzanne Lucas | March 09, 2016

If you ever want to get a job, you can't have tattoos or piercings, right?

Pets In the Workplace: Is It a Good or Bad Idea?
By Kim Tracy Prince | February 29, 2016

Some cool companies allow dogs, cats, birds, & even turtles and lizards in the office. But not all businesses can host animal team members.

Generations Divided: Making the Differences Between Gen-X and the Millennials Work for Your Business
By Marisa Sanfilippo | February 20, 2016

Understanding the differences between Gen-X and Millennials will help you hire better.

Shallow Pockets: Tips for Hiring Employees on a Limited Budget
By Larry Alton | February 18, 2016

If you’re currently operating within the constraints of a small budget, you’ll have to get creative when hiring new employees.

Implementing ERP Solutions: Get Your Employees Excited About the Change
By Aaron Continelli | February 03, 2016

Change is hard. Get employees excited about ERP system implementation with the following tactics. Your work is about to get streamlined!

Love Your Space: How to Encourage Employees to Take Pride in the Workplace
By Bonnie Dewkett | January 13, 2016

Re-engage your employees for a more productive work environment.

From CoEd to Corporate Employee: Tips for Recruiting on College Campuses
By Julie Ellis | November 30, 2015

Both recruiters and candidates can benefit from some tips that will make recruiting college grads more productive.

Customer Service Crimes: This Is Why Your Business Is Failing
By Niraj Ranjan | November 24, 2015

89% of customers defect to competition after experiencing poor customer service. Read what businesses should never do to customers.

Want Your Employees to Be More Productive? It’s Time to Redecorate
By Tom Drake | October 29, 2015

Business owners routinely try to think of ways to boost worker productivity, but might be missing out on a simple solution: redecorating.

Can a Gamified Work Environment Get Your Employees to Better Collaborate?
By Daan Pepijn | October 14, 2015

Employee engagement is a critical component in the success of large organizations and businesses. Add gamified work environment to the mix.

3 Ways to Improve Transfer of Learning in the Workplace
By Larry Alton | October 13, 2015

Maximize Your Employee Training With a New Mindset & Tools

Turning the Ship Around: A Guide to Changing Workplace Culture
By Anna Johansson | October 06, 2015

One of the more difficult challenges facing the CEO, owner or manager of a failing company is changing the culture of the workplace.

Helpful Tips for Maximizing Employee Productivity in a World of Distractions
By Anna Johansson | September 25, 2015

Ultimately, maximizing productivity comes down to hiring, but these 3 tips can provide the boost you need for motivating your employees.

Look Inside: Identifying Employees You Should Be Promoting from Within
By Adam Toren | September 23, 2015

Are you looking to hire? Research shows that internal promotions might be a better route. Here's how to identify the employees to promote.

Need to Motivate Employees? It Might Be Time to Shift Your Management
By Larry Alton | September 08, 2015

From Organizational Structure to Individual Management, Your Employees Need More