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  • Learning to Deal With a Micromanaging Boss

    Being micromanaged can ruin your entire work experience, disallowing you from actually being able to do your job the way you want. Sometimes managers and supervisors spend so much time telling you how to do your job, they might as well just complete the tasks themselves. However, there are ways to deal with a micromanaging boss that can hint at their less-than-ideal ways without putting your job at risk.
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  • What to Do When Twitter Snark Gets You Down

    Social media has become such an integral part of the working world that many of us rely on it for information, connection, and networking. This puts us in a weird position, professionally, with regards to things like Twitter: if we pay too much attention to it, especially in its snarkier aspects, we can't work. But on the other hand, if we ignore it completely ... we can't work.

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  • Getting Rid of Your Company's Bad Habits

    Every company has a list of bad habits that just slowly and quietly make their way into business operations and go unnoticed by employees until one day a client or investor embarrassingly points one out. How can businesses get rid of these pesky behaviors?
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  • Job Perks Any Company Can Afford

    A long list of job perks has been all the rage lately, with companies wanting to make the work experience as exciting, fun and joyful as possible for employees. But perks mean money, and not every company has the extra cash lying around to provide such luxuries. However, there are still some perks you can offer that won't break the bank.

    For instance, catered lunches can go a long way. They show employees that you encourage breaks and you care about their health, and also serves as bonding time for the company. Implementing this just once a week can help boost office morale.

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  • Paying Employees to Live Near Work Makes Everyone Happy

    Morning commutes are the worst. Whether you drive or take public transportation, most people dread the travel time to and from work. According to the Census Bureau, the average American spends 25 minutes traveling to and from work, each way. That amounts to 208 hours of commuting every year, hours commuters understandably want back.

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  • Salary and Career News Round Up: Boeing Layoffs, Cannabis Cloud and Eagle Scout Vs. Athlete

    Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.

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  • What You're Doing at Work When You're Not Actually Working

    A lot of the time you spend during your eight-hour workday is not actually spent working. We all easily get distracted and let our minds wander to things that aren't work-related. A recent online survey of more than 1,000 people revealed how we actually spend our time at work. This information should be taken with a grain of salt, however, considering how much time people put into work while at home and on weekends, especially now that everyone is equipped with a smartphone.

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  • How Google Continues to Keep Employees Happy

    Working for Google is a dream of many, not just because of what this company has achieved in the last 15 years, but because of its enviable work culture. With 37,000 employees in 40 countries, you might wonder how Google maintains a motivating work experience throughout its entire company.

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  • 5 Steps to Finding Your Passion

    You're stuck in a rut, work is just not as exciting as it used to be, and you've unleashed your inner zombie and are simply going through the motions between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. If this describes you, it might be time to reevaluate your career choices. Find a career path that you will reignite your passion with the help of the five steps below.

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  • Work Spouses: Taboo or New Tradition?

    Let's face it, we've all seen it, and perhaps some of us have been guilty of it. If you have spent a great deal of time (as in the usual 40-plus hours a week) in an office environment, then you may have grown attached to someone of the opposite sex who isn't your spouse. Is the phenomenon of the "work spouse" taboo or a new tradition?

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  • How to Deal With Bad Bosses

    Your job is almost perfect. You enjoy what you do, you get along with your colleagues, and your office culture is both relaxed and motivating. There's just one thing standing in the way of this being your dream job: your own, real-life horrible boss.

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  • March Madness Causes Major Decrease in Office Productivity

    March Madness is almost upon us! Marking one of the biggest weeks of the year for sports fans, March Madness creates a bit of conflict when it comes to completing work hours while still catching all the games. According to new research from online meeting software TeamViewer, March Madness will actually be one of the biggest distractions at work this year.
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  • Salary and Career News Round Up: Pope's Job Listed on LinkedIn, How Grammar Influences Your Income and Why Business Loans Are Up for Grabs

    Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.

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  • Another Good Reason to Let Employees Telecommute

    If you want your employees to do more, suggests Tony Schwartz at HBR Blog Network, you better be prepared to trust them. And sometimes, that means letting them work from home.

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  • 5 Tips for Making Meetings More Effective

    Employees often groan at the idea of heading into yet another meaningless meeting where someone will spit out some numbers while everyone else daydreams and doodles in their notebooks. However, there are ways to keep them more engaged and make meetings more productive for everyone.

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  • Hourly Exercise Breaks Lead to One Company's Success

    What started off as a bit of a joke and a means to fit into a bridesmaid's dress turned into a companywide program to get employees back in shape. Overit Media introduced a program called OverFit, which has its more than 30 employees take a two-minute exercise break every hour.

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  • Should You Tell Your Boss You're Starting a Business?

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  • How Even Entry-Level Employees Can Make Their Companies Great Places to Work

    Do you love your company? For most of us, at some point in our career, the answer will be a resounding "no." Obviously, this is even more common when you're just starting out. As an entry-level employee, you have much less control over your work environment than veteran staff members. But there things you can do, even when you're a relative newbie.

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  • Job Interview Questions That Will Catch You Off-Guard

    Job interview questions are often standard, allowing you to prepare all your answers before you meet with your new potential employer. But some companies like to ask questions that throw you completely off-guard.

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  • Turn Your Office Into an Ant Colony for Increased Productivity

    Researchers have turned to the world of ants to see how people can improve their collaboration process and increase productivity as a whole. It seems a bit weird that ants would be the inspiration for workplace strategies, but these little insects do know how to get stuff done. They build large colonies, find and share food sources, fight off enemies -- and they do so without the help of meetings.

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