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Technology and the Job Interview: The Future is Here
BY Katherine Wood

Find out how the technology is changing the job interview process. Will technology make face-to-face interviews a thing of the past?

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Do You Really Need to Hire Another Employee?
BY Donny Gamble

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Seeking Help

Advice
How can I get my staff motivated and evaluated properly?
QUESTION | BY Ekta Mishra | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/29/15

Hello everyone, I am a human resource manager. I think evaluation by immediate senior management can be biased and misleading. At the same time, it's impossible for top management to oversee all...

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Why Company Culture Matters More to Employee Than Pay
BY Richard Pearson

We've all heard about the amazing company cultures at Google, Twitter and the like, but how much does this really matter to your employees?

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The Shocking Truth: Why Every Company Is a Technology Company
BY Tirrell Payton

Crossover between consumer and business technology has changed the landscape of how businesses define themselves.

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9 Most Effective Apps for Internal Communication
BY Scott Gerber

We asked 9 entrepreneurs from the YEC what they rely on the most for communication among team members, here's what they said.

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What Your Wheels Say: The Top 10 Cars for CEOs
BY Andy Bach

These ten cars say plenty more than who's the boss. What your car choice says about you. Does your ride match up?

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Dress for the Job You Want: Why Looking the Part Matters
BY Melissa Thompson

Like it or not, studies show that what a person wears is important to hiring managers and executives.

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11 Entrepreneurs Weigh in on the Cover Letter vs. Résumé Debate
BY Scott Gerber

To cover letter or not to cover letter? That seems to be a rather burning question these days. Which do hiring managers really prefer?

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11 Tools for Tracking Your Remote Staff's Productivity
BY Scott Gerber

While common, remote workforces present a unique challenge. But how do you know if your remote staff is actually working and not wasting time?

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Does Your Business Need Insurance for Social Media?
BY Carrie Wiley

Does your company's social media presence need proper business insurance coverage? The answer might surprise you.

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6 Lessons in Corporate Ethics from the GM Recall
BY business.com editorial staff

The GM recall reminded the American car giant that with great power comes great responsibility. Learn from their mistakes with these 6 tips.

Advice
How do the hiring processes for small businesses and startups differ from those of bigger firms?
QUESTION | BY Jen Ostrosky | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/10/14

I've been hired by a lot of large firms in my life to the point where I'm familiar with hiring processes, but now that I'm building a team for my new startup, I don't know where to start. What are...

Advice
What are the laws surrounding changing a job description?
QUESTION | BY John Tucker | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/09/14

Hi! I was curious if someone could shed some light on the legalities of a company changing a person's job description to suit their needs more accurately for me? For some context/a better...

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11 Ways to Retain and Attract Quality Developers
BY Tim Sorweid

The key to an effective and engaged development team is your ability to keep them happy and motivated. Here are the top ways to do that.

Advice
What simple software can I use in strategic consulting? What are pros & cons of Decision Explorer? Is there alternative software to use as support tool in developing strategies?
QUESTION | BY Ksenia Illyashenko | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/24/14

I was introduced to Decision Explorer (Banxia) in business school, I use it as a support tool for inexpensive "making strategy" workshops, developing strategic directions. Would appreciate feedback...

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Emotions vs. Information in Business Decision Making
BY Shayna Marks

Which do you rely on to make important choices?

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Hiring? 10 Interview Questions to Ask a Software Engineer
BY business.com editorial staff

Are you fluent in engineering speak? If not, here are 10 great interview questions to ask a software engineer.

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Personality Disorders that Get You Hired
BY Grant Reinero

Personality disorders have gotten a bad rap. Here's a few that we think will help you land a job and which type of job you should land.

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The Best Passive Aggressive Office Fridge Notes of All Time
BY Morgan Quinn

Inspiration for the Next Time Your Salad Dressing Goes MIA