Category: Blog


Should You Use Instant Messaging in Your Workplace?

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Communication is what keeps a business moving, and we are more plugged in now than we have ever been. Technology provides your business with improving ways for your employees to connect, with the main vehicles being instant messaging and email. There is a multitude of instant messaging platforms that are being used both in and…more

Should You Use Instant Messaging in Your Workplace?

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Communication is what keeps a business moving, and we are more plugged in now than we have ever been. Technology provides your business with improving ways for your employees to connect, with the main vehicles being instant messaging and email. There is a multitude of instant messaging platforms that are being used both in and…more

Freelancing is a Popular Choice for Younger, Skilled Workers

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Freelancing is becoming the choice work arrangement of many Americans, with the number of freelancers in the workforce rising to 57 million according to a recent Freelancing in America study commissioned by Upwork and Freelancers Union. Freelancing isn’t just something that workers are doing on the side or in between full-time jobs.  In fact, the…more

Team Outing Ideas for Small Businesses

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Small businesses need a closely knit team. Employees at a small business usually have to interact with each other frequently so the team getting along can really make the office environment much more productive. Team outings help build connections and can improve employee morale. As a leader, it can also help you see how your…more

Think Twice About Hiring a Candidate With These Red Flags

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Sometimes it is obvious when a candidate won’t be a good fit, but other times the signs may be a bit more subtle or nuanced. Knowing what signs to look for in an interview may help you avoid a hiring mistake, and if you’re interviewing a candidate with these red flags you may want to…more

How to Give Effective Employee Financial Rewards

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Motivated, engaged employees are crucial for any company’s success, no matter what its size.  Research has consistently shown that performance-based financial incentives improve employee performance. Knowing when to pay financial incentives and what type of payment you should make is crucial to ensuring you get the most for your money in terms of the impact…more

Is Lack of Sleep a Problem in Your Workplace?

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You’re coming up against a deadline and really want to finish a project, what’s the harm in staying up a few hours later to knock it out? The impact that lack of sleep has to your health, productivity and workplace may be more than you realize. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared…more

Four Ways to Help Make Your Small Business Recession-Proof

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Small businesses are hit harder by tough economic times, and they have less flexibility to adapt and weather long downturns in the economy. Being proactive now, when times are good, will help your business be better prepared in the event of any unforeseen economic event, and can help turn those kinds of issues into opportunities.…more