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Latest: Advice, Tips and Resources in HR Topics

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Need to Motivate Employees? It Might Be Time to Shift Your Management
BY Larry Alton

From Organizational Structure to Individual Management, Your Employees Need More

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Help Me Help You: How to Best Deliver Constructive Criticism
BY business.com editorial staff

A tough part of being management means delivering some not-so-welcome feedback. Here's how to do it with care and positivity.

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A Not-So-Sneaky Way to Get Employees to Work More
BY business.com editorial staff

Want your employees to put in more time on the job and be more productive? Have them set their own hours.

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Investing in Company Culture: Travel and Tour Operators for Team Building
BY business.com editorial staff

When it comes to team building, most companies follow one of these methods: do nothing and hope for the best, schedule team building events in-house or go all out and plan an out of the office team...

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5 Really Good Reasons You Should Re-Think Your Open Door Policy
BY Matthew Toren

An open-door policy is great in theory, but could it be killing your productivity?

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Love the Ones You've Got: Retaining & Developing Stellar Employees
BY Jordan Bradley

Talented employees don't necessarily equate to business success. Learn how to train a workforce that provides results.

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Super Sneaky Recruiting Tips You've Never Considered
BY Sarah Landrum

Looking for your next star performer? Try these cunning ways to track down the people you want and have them accept your job offer.

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C'mon Get Happy: Building an Employee-Centric Environment to Boost Morale and Productivity
BY Amy Blackburn

Camaraderie with peers—not money—is the No. 1 reason employees will go the extra mile at work. Here’s how to get the best from your team.

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Forget Entrepreneurs: Key Strategies For Cultivating Intrapreneurs On Your Team
BY Matthew Toren

Only 7% of Us Are Entrepreneurs, But "Internal Entrepreneurialism" Is Growing

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Attracting, Developing and Retaining Talented Employees
BY Jordan Bradley

Part 1 of a 3-Part Series

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What Can You Learn From Google's Reorganization?
BY Tony Uphoff

Google’s new corporate structure solves two significant challenges for tech companies: continued innovation and talent drain.

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We're In This Together: Effective Practices To Maintain Office Harmony and Reduce Workplace Drama
BY Adam Toren

Adding a range of personalities with workplace stress can equal a hostile environment, however, there are ways to combat this issue

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5 Ways To Make Work From Home Options That Work For Your Business
BY Matthew Toren

Although not all positions are able to work remotely, flexible schedules and working from home can save your business money in the long run.

Advice
What are the most common obstacles faced with employee productivity?
QUESTION | BY Diana Lozano | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/10/15

I am writing my dissertation on conflict resolution in the workplace and employee productivity (or lack thereof) is one main factor. I would appreciate your input to help me learn more about this...

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Hiring Sales Staff? 15 Must-Ask Interview Questions
BY business.com editorial staff

It takes a lot of special skill to be a successful salesperson. Here are 15 must-ask questions when hiring for this integral role.

Advice
How can we right size manpower numbers in my organization?
QUESTION | BY Abhijit Sharangpani | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/05/15

Our manpower cost is very high and we realized that one of the way of reducing it is right sizing manpower count. How should we go about it?

Advice
How do I get our small HR team to serve our department needs when they're always so preoccupied with other matters?
QUESTION | BY Michael Rubio PMP | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/05/15

I have a critical need to fill a sales post (industrial, B2B) and have done the needful internal procedures. However I am getting little support from HR (recruitment). I understand that our company...

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Real Talk: Could Your Coworker Be Violent?
BY Robert Siciliano

Ever read of a shooting at a workplace, and coworkers of the deranged gunman said things like, “I never saw this coming,” or, “He’s the last person I’d ever think would snap”?

Advice
What is a reputable compensation benchmarking system for the media industry?
QUESTION | BY Katie Beirne | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/23/15

I am looking to implement an internal compensation benchmarking system for a growing company that is in the media/telecom industry. I need a comp system that can pull the specific comp tied to jobs...

Advice
Does anyone have a recommendation for software to manage a condominium association?
QUESTION | BY Mary-Alice Miller | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/22/15

We are looking for an online tool to manage a 100 unit condo where we can upload our condo documents, update unit owners and provide a forum for unit owners to communicate with one another. Thanks...