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When Should You Cut Ties With a Longtime Employee?

You need to do what's best for the business

Startup culture is all about disruption. It’s perfectly normal for one person to work two or even three jobs within a year, bouncing from one organization to another in the hope of finding the right fit. It is hard when the time ...

by John Rampton  | December 30, 2018 06:00:00
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8 ways to build trust in the workplace (Infographic)

Here are eight drivers of trust that are necessary in the workplace.

The office is more than a place that employees go to earn a paycheck. Relationships between employees and employers are essential in creating an efficient and successful businesses. For these relationships to flourish and employers to successfully manage employees, there needs to ...

by Kate Taylor  | September 13, 2015 02:00:00
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7 qualities that distinguish genuine leaders from bossy poseurs

Learn what it takes to be a genuine and effective leader.

Being a successful entrepreneur doesn’t necessarily make you a successful leader. A truly great leader understands the many different factors that come with leading others and strives to help others reach their goals. Leaders are always developing themselves and act as visionaries ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | July 27, 2015 05:00:00
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5 situations when your only alternative is to fire the employee

Firing an employee can be a difficult task. But sometimes, you're left with no other choice.

  Firing an employee is rarely easy. Even if you notice performance issues or problems with the overall culture fit, the worker you have in mind may have strong qualities that make up for those weaknesses or a personal connection that leaves ...

by Anna Johansson and Anna Johansson  | May 23, 2015 06:00:00
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Quiz: Are you a micromanager? (Infographic)

Do you loom over your employees while they work? Do you check on every detail? Find out if you are a micromanager by taking this quiz.

Truth: Micromanagers are the demoralizing control freaks of the working world. They lord over their employees, scrutinize their every move and generally make work miserable for everyone they excessively boss around. You know the type, perhaps better than you care to admit. But micromanagers, ...

by Kim Lachance Shandrow  | May 16, 2015 06:10:00
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4 ways to protect your business against employee fraud and theft

No matter how trustworthy you think your employees are, it's better to be safe than sorry.

Q: Which internal accounting controls can help prevent fraud?A: This is a vast topic covered by countless books and consultants, so let’s narrow it down to employee fraud and theft. Aside from the obvious—conducting regular inventory checks and book audits, reconciling cash daily, ...

by Joe Worth and Joe Worth  | May 11, 2015 04:00:00
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7 ways to go from a 'boss' to a 'leader'

There's a big difference between being a boss and being a leader.

Many people view the terms 'boss' and 'leader' as interchangeable--but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, honestly answer this question: Do you: a) see your team members as an aggravating necessity that you have to put up with in ...

by Gina Folk  | May 05, 2015 10:00:00
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3 reasons why Millennials thrive at startups

Here are three reasons why Millennials, in general, are fit to be entrepreneurs.

The Millennial workforce tends to get a bad rap. This latest and youngest generation of American workers is touted as overly confident, often impatient and generally entitled. And while that may be true for certain individuals, Millennials are typically hardworking, naturally entrepreneurial and ...

by David Manshoory  | May 05, 2015 09:00:00
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The top thing employees want from their bosses, and it's not a promotion

What is that one thing that most employees really want to attain from their employers? Find out here.

It seems like most companies today are trying to attract and hold onto great talent by promoting the fact that they have a ping-pong table. A performance bonus here or a catered lunch there are sure to be welcome with open arms, ...

by Andre Lavoie  | April 06, 2015 07:00:00