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Latest: Advice, Tips and Resources in HR Topics

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Communication Styles: How to Mentor the Introverts in Your Organization
BY Janice Chaka

Just because someone isn’t a loud, confident person, it doesn’t mean that they cannot bring something positive to your business.

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What to Do When: Your Manager Is an Idiot and Her Boss Doesn't Care
BY Suzanne Lucas

Seriously, your boss either needs training or firing, and it's blazingly obvious, so why isn't that happening? Here are some thoughts.

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Can You Keep a Secret? The Importance of Non-Disclosure Agreements
BY Daliah Saper

You don’t want anyone else to know your secret sauce but sometimes you just have to disclose it in order to advance your business interests.

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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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Capture That Customer: 5 Tools to Help Your Business Website Gather More Visitor Data
BY Goutham Bhadri

Visitor data is key to understanding your audience and delivering what they need. Check out these 5 tools to get it.

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Freelancers to the Rescue: Top 5 Tasks to Outsource for Small Businesses
BY Debra Carpenter

Don't waste another minute doing the tasks you hate or are no good at. Focus on your priorities and outsource what you can't get to.

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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.

Advice
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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Put the Action Into Reaction: How To Respond to Feedback
BY Alistair McQuade

We know that feedback is good for our professional development, but how can you constantly react well to receiving feedback?

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Comparing Candidates: Should You Hire Experienced Workers or Recent College Graduates?
BY Alex Vanover

Why hiring a recent college graduate may be a better choice for your business than a seasoned professional. A closer look at the options.

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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.