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6 Characteristics of a Dynamic Entrepreneur
BY John Moyer

Do you possess the qualities that make an entrepreneur successful in today's business world? These are the 6 top characteristics.

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How do I determine what is a reasonable project acquisition cost?
QUESTION | BY Christian DeCapria | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/05/15

We are a mid-sized military medical construction company and we are looking to focus our efforts on business growth. I want to be aggressive with growth, but I'm unsure how to determine what a...

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What is the difference between financial control and cost control?
QUESTION | BY Tim Miln | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/03/15

A search of the web provides various definitions for both but most lean towards financial controls. I am interested in hearing from anyone who can give me a suitable definition of both, which also...

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12 Best Tools for Screening Potential Hires
BY Scott Gerber

The hiring process can be tedious, but finding the perfect fit is worth it. Here are the best tools for screening potential hires.

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What Does Your Leadership Style Say About You?
BY Derek Matthews, Ph.D.

The ability to be a flexible leader is an extremely valuable skill in a manager. Which of the 6 leadership styles do you identify with?

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Reinventing Performance Management: A Deloitte Case Study
BY Ott Jõgi

A changing business landscape means annual performance reviews aren't going to cut it. Here's how you reinvent performance management.

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Hiring the Hero: 9 Traits to Look For in Successful Candidates
BY Andreina Woodworth

How do you find an all-star employee? Here's what to look for in a candidate that will not only fit the skill set, but drive success.

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Outsourcing payroll: Who do you prefer, a privately owned local payroll company or one of the big guys, and why?
QUESTION | BY Bill Rhodes | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/06/15

I am trying to gather decision making data as to why decision makers will choose a certain vendor over another. Why are larger vendors chosen over the local, smaller companies and vice versa.

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Remote vs. In-Office Workers: Which Employee Is Actually Better?
BY Nathan K. Smith

Working from home seems to be all the rage right now. But can employees stay engaged and productive? Here are key metrics to consider.

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What to Avoid When Hiring a Video Production Company For Your Business
BY Greg Ball

Having a video professionally produced for business purposes isn't cheap. Here are 4 things to avoid when hiring a video production company.

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The Cold, Hard Facts About Workplace Bullying and How to Handle It
BY Amy Blackburn

When you think of bullying, the workplace isn't the first setting that comes to mind. How is this very real issue impacting your office?

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14 Tools to Measure Employee Performance
BY Scott Gerber

YEC explains apps are most effective for monitoring employee engagement.

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Got Team Spirit? Building the Ideal Company Culture
BY Amy Blackburn

Building an ideal company culture where coworkers feel nurtured and strive for greater productivity is achievable, here is how it's done.

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Six Keys to Managing a Team That's Smarter Than You
BY Amy Blackburn

When managing a talented team that outshines you in the smarts department, use these 6 methods to take advantage of your team's brains.

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Be Like Google: Utilizing OKR Software to Get Results
BY Külli Koort

If you want to align your team to work towards objectives like Google, OKR software is here to help. Here are the top 5 solutions.

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Who Are You Hiring? The Shocking Cost of Résumé Fraud
BY Marc Bourne, CCIP

Resume fraud has become increasingly common due to the competitive job market. Here are ways to make sure you know who you're really hiring.

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Office Stereotypes: Who Is Your Dunder Mifflin Doppelganger?
BY Ashtyn Douglas

Office stereotypes were made up for a reason. Most offices have Dwight Schrutes and Kelly Kapoors. Who are you?

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Reinstating Boundaries: The Agile Workplace
BY Lee Parsons

There's a revolutionary movement going on and it's called the agile workplace. Are you fostering a productive working environment?

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“Sleeping” Your Way to the Top: 5 Ways Hypnosis Can Help You Climb the Corporate Ladder
BY John Moyer

You are now getting sleepy... very, very sleepy. Find out how hypnosis can help you climb the corporate ladder.

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Protect Yourself, Before You Wreck Yourself: Business Insurance for B2B Manufacturers
BY Hannah Corbett

Imagine your manufacturing plant falls victim to a arson attack damaging everything... and you don't have business insurance. Now what?