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Why Does Power Abuse Persist?
By Petrina Coventry | May 04, 2018

Workplace bullying is all too common, and it leaves a permanent negative impact on both the victim and the company's culture. Here's why it persists.

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10 Best TED Talks for Training and Motivating New Employees
By Matt D’Angelo | May 03, 2018

TED Talks are an excellent resource to promote employee engagement and motivate your team toward success.

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Yoga in the Workplace: More Than a Wellness Fad
By Lynn Herrick | April 26, 2018

Implementing a yoga program can have far-readching beneficial effects, including improved productivity, better collaboration and happier employees.

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Cigna - Employee Benefits Review
By business.com editorial staff | April 13, 2018

Read our unbiased review of Cigna. See how Cigna compares to the best Insurance Quotes of 2018.

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6 Signs It’s Time to Terminate an Employee
By Justin O. Walker | April 03, 2018

Firing an employee is never easy, but here's how you know it's time to do it – and how to do it respectfully.

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15 Benefits and Perks That Will Keep Your Remote Employees Happy
By Chad Brooks | March 27, 2018

If you want to attract and retain top employees, you need to come up with an attractive package of perks and benefits – especially if your team is remote.

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Millennials and Baby Boomers: Why They’re More Alike Than You Think
By Deborah Sweeney | March 12, 2018

Rather than looking at your workers' generational differences, celebrate what they have in common, like hard work, collaboration and shared values.

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Should You Let Your Team Work Remotely?
By Fiona Adler | March 08, 2018

With a thoughtful, balanced policy and clear expectations, the option to work from home could be a huge boon for your team and your company.

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Collaboration Improves Workplace Performance. Here’s How to Encourage It
By Chad Brooks | March 02, 2018

Employees are more productive and persevere more in collaborative versus competitive environments. Here's how to bring out the best in your employees.

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Why Do Small Businesses Need a Registered Agent?
By Deborah Sweeney | February 28, 2018

A registered agent acts as the state’s means to communicate with your business. Here's why you need one, and how to choose the best person for the role.

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Are You Paying a Living Wage?
By Adam Uzialko | February 27, 2018

Employees who earn enough to get by improve performance and overall business.

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The Management Theory of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth
By Sammi Caramela | February 23, 2018

Frank and Lillian Gilbreth valued efficiency by identifying one best way to complete a task.

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10 Ways New Managers Can Be Influential Leaders
By Stacey Hanke | February 21, 2018

These 10 methods help managers elevate their role to leadership and increase their influence over others.

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Why Offering Paid Leave Is Good for Your Business
By Adam Uzialko | February 16, 2018

Yes, paid leave policies represent an additional cost, but the benefits they provide pay for themselves and then some.

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How to Say ‘No’ in Business
By Keren Lerner | February 02, 2018

Being a people pleaser in business leads to long hours and over-budget projects. Learn how to say "no" politely and effectively.

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Does Character Matter? The Three C’s of Leadership
By Paul Comfort | January 29, 2018

Great leaders embody these three characteristics, and they require them in the employees they seek to promote.

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In-House and Freelance Web Developers Are Ideal for Small Business
By Matt D’Angelo | January 03, 2018

A great web developer is essential to any small business, but you may not need one on staff. Learn about hiring a freelancer versus an in-house developer.

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Age Discrimination in the Workplace: What Your Business Needs to Know
By Justin O. Walker | December 28, 2017

Age discrimination costs a business in legal threats and employee performance. Learn what ageism is legally and how your organization can best prevent it.

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Why Brand Ambassadors Could Be Your Best Marketing Strategy
By Todd Kunsman | December 26, 2017

In your marketing strategy for the new year, brand ambassadors should be a top priority for boosting your brand visibility and increasing sales.

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3 Ways to Gain Control of Yourself in Workplace Conflict
By Lynette Reed | December 04, 2017

You can't stop workplace conflict from happening, but you can minimize its professional effect on you with these three practices.

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Workplace Bullying: What It Looks Like and How to Stop It
By Justin O. Walker | November 29, 2017

Employees are more productive in a company that actively stops workplace bullying. Here's how to recognize it and foster an anti-bullying company culture.

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Why You Should Let Your Employees Nap on the Job
By Holger Reisinger | November 28, 2017

The key to productivity may actually be encouraging workers to sleep during the day. Here are some ways to implement a nap-positive culture in your office.

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How to Hire a Great Web Developer
By Matt D’Angelo | October 19, 2017

Hiring a great web developer can require some research and time combing through applicants, but the commitment is worth the result.

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Is Your Office Space Making You Depressed? 5 Ways Environment Affects Productivity
By Meredith Wood | October 03, 2017

The look and feel of an office has a big impact on moods and productivity. Here are five aspects to improve to make sure your office is an appealing space.

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5 Performance Management Practices You Need to Eliminate Today
By Chad Brooks | September 28, 2017

Plagued by high employee turnover and low morale. Ditch these five performance management practices.

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Hiring Millennials: How to Take Advantage of the International Relocation Boom
By Heather Darby | September 28, 2017

Many millennials are open to working abroad. Here's why and how your business should recruit overseas millennials.

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From Blue to White: The Gig Economy’s Incredible Transformation
By Michael Burdick | September 25, 2017

The coming gig economy offers sweeping changes, especially for businesses. Here's how to harness the power of the gig economy.

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Getting Past the Stereotype: Why You Should Hire Millennials
By Jason Richmond | August 21, 2017

Millennials have a bad rap, but they are the most educated generation to enter the workforce. Read four other beneficial qualities of millennials.

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Why Trademarks Matter for Expanding Businesses
By Deborah Sweeney | July 22, 2017

Why should you register a trademark for your business? Learn about the benefits and protections a trademark offers.

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3 Soft Skills to Consider for Improved Employee Return on Investment
By Lynette Reed | July 14, 2017

Soft skills can be just as important as the hard skills in your company's return on investment. These three are particularly vital.