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Time Is Money: The 10 Best Time Tracking Tools for Freelancers
BY James Richman

The traditional model of employment, including the good, old-fashioned nine-to-five office job, are coming under fire.

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The Rise of Toxic Leaders And What We Can Do About It
BY Ray Williams

Toxic leaders are on the rise in our organizations. Effective strategies need to be put in place to fix the problem. Here's what to do about

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The C-Suite Responds: Are Piercings & Tattoos in the Workplace Still Taboo?
BY Suzanne Lucas

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

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Plan, Prepare, Conquer: How to Handle Leave of Absences Without Stressing Your Staff
BY Suzanne Lucas

The last thing you want is to send your remaining staff out on stress leave because of extra work. Here are ways handle leaves of absences.

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Land of Opportunity: Top 7 Visas for Foreign Professionals
BY Shilpa Malik

Looking to hire foreign talent? This article will take a look at seven of the best visas for foreign professionals to enter the U.S.

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Following In Zappos Footsteps: Is it Time to Shift to the Holacratic Workplace?
BY Genia Stevens

Experts agree that the self-management aspect of Holacracy lends itself better to small companies or start-ups rather than large companies.

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With Power Comes Pain: The Downsides to Being the Boss
BY Suzanne Lucas

Being the boss can be super hard. There's a reason managers get paid more than individual contributors. Here are the downsides.

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Pets In the Workplace: Is It a Good or Bad Idea?
BY Kim Tracy Prince

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

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My company is in the middle of a very important project that is falling apart. How do I get things back on track?
QUESTION | BY Chris Palmer | 28 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/26/16

Currently, my business in the middle of a very important project, our first 'big game' project, that is simply not going well. I'm displeased with management of the project, execution by employees,...

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An HR Manager Reveals: Why I Threw Out Your Résumé
BY Suzanne Lucas

Want to know why you didn't get called for that job? HR manager reveals why some resumes get thrown out.

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Generations Divided: Making the Differences Between Gen-X and the Millennials Work for Your Business
BY Marisa Sanfilippo

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

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Big Data, Big Problem: Coping With Shortage of Talent in Data Analysis
BY business.com editorial staff

Forty percent of companies are struggling to find and retain data analytics talent, and the picture is starting to look even more bleak.

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Shallow Pockets: Tips for Hiring Employees on a Limited Budget
BY Larry Alton

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

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Times Are Changing: The Future of Performance Management and Reviews
BY business.com editorial staff

More big name organizations scrapped traditional performance appraisals and it’s expected that significant changes will continue in 2016.

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Room for Improvement: How to Build a Better Performance Review System
BY business.com editorial staff

The traditional annual performance review is outdated for today’s knowledge workers. Here's what you should do instead.

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Leading by Bad Example: Famous Leaders You Want to be Nothing Like
BY business.com editorial staff

Some people lead by example — bad example.

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How do you manage growth in your business with little financial resources?
QUESTION | BY Antoinne M. McKinney | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/06/16

My nonprofit organization has grown in the past few months to serve local colleges, school districts, resident facilities, and other agencies throughout the Greater Cleveland Area. We also have a...

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Double Duty for Jack Dorsey: Is It Possible to Successfully Run Two Companies?
BY Tom Ireland

Twitter took a gamble on Jack Dorsey's return. Has it paid off? A look at how Dorsey has handled being a CEO twice over.

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Implementing ERP Solutions: Get Your Employees Excited About the Change
BY Aaron Continelli

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

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Where can I find the right staff and/or interns to hire?
QUESTION | BY Krystle Wright | 31 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/02/16

I'm all about grassroots operations, but I'm at the point where I really need reliable help. How do I find the support I need without breaking the bank before we even get off the ground?

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At what point do I need to offer benefits and think about using a payroll service?
QUESTION | BY Kevin Travers | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/28/16

I have a small team right now, but am hiring more people and might combine with another business. At what point do I need to offer benefits? Doing payroll is easy right now, but when should I...

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Come Together: 5 Tips for Better Teamwork
BY Xavier Morales

Come together, team! Tips for creating the right conditions that will encourage everyone on the team to share ideas and work together.

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The Psychology of Choice: How Your Business Can Leverage Customer Decision Making
BY Aaron Agius

People love having choices, but facing too many leads to overwhelm and inaction. Here's how business owners can use choice effectively.

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All Talk, No Action? A 5-Step Guide to Make Change Happen Within Your Organization
BY Lisa Cozad

Making a change is much easier said than done. Here's how to encourage conversation and inspire action within your company.

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Building Greatness: Why Some Projects Fail and How to Avoid It
BY Dipti Parmar

Projects fail more often than you think. Keep your eyes open for these four mistakes that could deem your latest focus a flop.

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Love Your Space: How to Encourage Employees to Take Pride in the Workplace
BY Bonnie Dewkett

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

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Protecting Your Baby: 10 Reasons to Hire An Attorney for Your Business
BY Larry Alton

Having a good attorney can provide incredible value to your business, namely in helping to protect you from legal implications.

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Protecting Your Valuables: Why Use A NAPBS Accredited Background Check Company?
BY Brett McIntyre

The slightest error when conducting background checks now leads to serious legal sanctions. Here's what to do to avoid lawsuits when hiring.

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Lead by Example: The Best Decisions Made by CEOs in 2015
BY business.com editorial staff

Which entrepreneurs and thought leaders made the news for positive reasons last year? Start 2016 with inspiration from these trailblazers.

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5 Ways to Improve Communication During Periods of Accelerated Growth
BY Lily C

You can then get to know this person on a more personal level and understand them better.