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The 12 Best Ways to Reward Employees on a Budget | Inc.com

"It' is not how much we give, but what we put into the giving." --Mother Teresa, Nobel Peace Prize winner<p>Your staff is terrific! Each one works hard to exceed goals and make the company a success. You want to let them know how much you appreciate all that they do every day. Good for you! Employee …

Surprise! You’re an HR Manager! Now what?

It’s graduation season and soon many new HR brothers and sisters will be entering into their first real HR gigs. Many will be titled, “HR Manager”, …

Is It Time to Put the Performance Review on a PIP?

Right after review time each year, the HR team saw a disturbing spike in voluntary turnover as disheartened employees—many of them good workers—left …

How Do You Define ‘Success’ as a Workplace?

Congrats to our customers NASCO, Cadillac Jack, Intradiem, and Porter Novelli who have been recognized as ‘Top Workplaces in Atlanta!’ So what do …

How to Create a Productive Office Space

A recent analysis from the World Green Building Council concluded that there is “overwhelming evidence” linking office design with productivity and …

How to Factor Your Personality into Your Decision-Making

As much logic as you put into your decisions, your personality will always affect the way you make a choice. Combined with maturity and experience, …

Care About Your Culture? Here Are Nine Metrics To Watch

Smart leaders are starting to realize that organizational culture isn’t just a nice thing — it’s everything in business. It’s the most important element of your organization’s success, by a mile. Nothing good can happen unless the culture is healthy. No matter what else you measure, none of it will …

Will Investors Put the Lid on the Container Store’s Generous Wages?

A few years ago, Kip Tindell found himself at a crossroads. Tindell is chief executive officer of the Container Store, the retail company he …

The Most Effective Way to Praise Employees | Inc.com

An inspired staff can boost the bottom line.<p>For example, <i>Harvard Business Review</i> reports that a 0.1 percent increase in employee engagement at Best Buy added $100,000 in annual operating income to each store.<p>"Employee engagement involves lots of things," notes Ross McCammon, writing about the …

How to Make Employees Trust You--Even In the Worst of Times | Inc.com

Trust is a cornerstone for team collaboration in virtually all entrepreneurial ventures. You can’t just demand that trust happen: It must be built into your culture, usually from the very start.<p>Take The Motley Fool, which was founded by two brothers in 1993 and has grown from a bootstrapping …

10 Inexpensive Ways to Recognize Your Top Performers | Inc.com

Recognizing your top performers with big raises or bonuses may be out of the question in the early stages of your startup. But you still want to praise your A players and reward their hard work (without coming across as cheap). What's a budget-conscious boss to do?<p>To source some ideas, we asked 10 …

How to Manage an Underperforming Employee | Inc.com

Dealing with underperformers is one of the more challenging aspects of being a manager. Approaching an employee to discuss their shortfalls and coming up with a plan of action is often something we dread and even the most well-intentioned manager may avoid doing this part of their job. But letting …

Management

This Is the Jennifer Lawrence Hack That Actually Deserves Our Attention

The Sony hack exposing that <b>Jennifer Lawrence</b> was paid less than her male co-stars for<i>American Hustle</i> lays bare a fundamental problem. Women are underpaid even at insanely high levels.<p>The Daily Beast reports that Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams were paid 2% less than their male co-stars for <i>American</i> …

Kaiser Permanente and their Journey to Transform their Supply Chain

Kaiser Permanente‘s Laurel Junk, the Vice President of Supply Chain Management, and David McCormick, the Director of IT ERP Applications, spoke at Oracle OpenWorld last week. Tim Vaio, the executive who helped drive this transformation along with Junk and McCormick, was also in attendance. It was …

Siskel and Ebert made their own 'tropes vs. women' video in 1980

Anita Sarkeesian made waves by pointing out how often the bodies of hurt or even murdered women are used as background decoration in video games, but the argument that the suffering of women is an overdone trope in pop culture isn't new. In fact, Siskel and Ebert made the same point about …

Brainstorming Doesn't Work -- Do This Instead

Have you ever sat through a fruitless brainstorming session and wondered—who came up with this, anyway? It’s strange to imagine, but the concept of “brainstorming” was technically brainstormed by someone nearly a century ago. That someone was Alex F. Osborn, the accredited father of brainstorming …

Apple Shuts Down Good2Go, the Controversial Sexual Consent App

After a mere nine days in the App Store, Good2Go — an app meant to facilitate sexual consent with simple yes-or-no questions — is as good as …

JPMorgan cancels Twitter Q&A after tirade of abuse

More than two-thirds of tweets using #AskJPM were negative, according to research<p>JPMorgan Chase has become the latest company to cancel a question and answer session on Twitter after it prompted a tirade of verbal abuse from thousands of people on the site.<p>At least two-thirds of 80,000 tweets sent …

The 10 Essential Home Measurements You Should Know

These numbers will guide you in virtually any buying decision, from paint to furniture.<p>How much paint do you need? How high do you hang that chandelier? Get your measurements right with this indispensable guide that has all the numbers you'll need.<p><b>1. Dining Room Table</b><p>A 36-inch-wide rectangular …

Interior Design

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

34 Cool and Modern DIY Concrete Projects

Concrete is, believe it or not, a very versatile material. It’s not used just in big projects and buildings but also for smaller, DIY projects. You …

10 Benefits A Bedroom Without A TV Can Bring

Having a TV in the bedroom has become a must. It’s nice to have something to watch before you go to sleep. But with comfort also come …

Neutral Kitchen Design In Natural Colors And Materials

This light kitchen in neutral shades arises sweet feelings and brings in spring, I think. The space is divided in two areas – kitchen and casual …

Interior Design

34 Thanksgiving Décor Ideas With Blue

Blue is not a typical color for Thanksgiving décor but if you add some blue touches your table is gonna be very original and refreshening. Blue …

9 Cozy Gifts Under $50

Warm and welcoming home accessories.<p>Warm and welcoming home accessories — from a tiny teacup to cable-knit vases. These finds are perfect ideas for cozy decorating.

Decorations

Palette & Paints: Matte Black Painted Furniture

My mother-in-law has an innate design sense and a few firmly held beliefs when it comes to interiors. One of her dicta is “a coat of matte black …

Living Rooms

This guy really didn't want Oregon to wear pink

GONADS MASCULINITY HURGLE BURGLE. Oh, sorry. Just paraphrasing this voicemail.<p>Yes, the Oregon Ducks -- who have worn every color known to man and some known only to Hunter Pence -- wore pink helmets on Saturday, as advertised, for raising cancer awareness and money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Got …