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April 14, 2016

Working Remotely Makes Employees Happier and More Productive

Technology has changed the way we work. According to Gallup, 37% of of U.S. workers say they have telecommuted, a dramatic increase from the just 9% who reported the same back in 1995. And, as the number of remote workers increases, a new study from TinyPulse finds that employee reports of job happiness and productivity […]

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April 1, 2016

The 17 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs On Start-Ups and Business

Starting and running a business is anything but easy. Beyond simply developing a product or service that people actually want to buy, you’ve got to worry about things like hiring people, managing their time, growing company culture, and leading effectively. Sometimes it feels ridiculously overwhelming. The good news? There are hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs […]

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March 10, 2016

How to Run Effective Team Meetings

Ah, the much maligned business meeting. There’s no other activity in the history of the American workplace that has inspired both widespread adoption and intense dread. Despite the reputation meetings have earned, there is still hope for rehabilitating them so they can one day serve as important tools for fostering communication and action. Want to […]

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March 4, 2016

The Master List: The 73 Best Business Books Entrepreneurs Should Read

While you’ve had your head down taking care of business, the presses have been busy printing off the freshest business books on every topic imaginable, from the perspective of fellow entrepreneurs, journalists, academics, and beyond. Our collected list of 2016’s best business books compiles 19,064 pages of implement-now tactics and stories to inspire and help […]

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how to keep your high performers

February 17, 2016

How to Keep Your High Performers

Turnover is a costly reality of doing business, but why you’re losing headcount should never be a mystery. When employees leave the company, their departure is either voluntary (quitting, retiring) or involuntary (termination, layoff). High voluntary turnover is often due to workplace policies, and high involuntary turnover can be a result of poor training. Reducing […]

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workplace dating & office romance

February 8, 2016

6 Tips for Crafting an Employee Dating Policy

As Valentine’s Day approaches, there’s an uptick in whiteboard hearts and watercooler gossip. Love is in the air alright, but chances are, it’s been there all year long: 56% of business professionals say they’ve been in relationships with coworkers. That percentage is on the rise, and it’s no surprise: we spend one-third of our lives […]

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