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4 Secrets to Showing New Hires They Belong<p>Heather R. Huhman<p>Ever think of giving each new hire a 'gift box' as a warm welcome to your company?<p>6 min …

Satya Nadella: Mobile First, Cloud First Press Briefing | Stories

<b>SATYA NADELLA:</b> Good morning, everyone, and welcome to our press briefing. It’s a real pleasure and a privilege to have a chance to represent team …

Revamped Employee Reviews Need Updated Software

Annual performance reviews are out, informal check-ins are in. As the process changes, software that human resources (HR) uses to manage it needs to …

Why You Should Drive the Agenda During a One-On-One With Your Boss

Use one-on-one time with your boss wisely by preparing your own talking points. Take pre-meeting time to prepare a list of things that need …

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Learn Eight Helpful Microsoft Excel Tricks with This Handy Cheat Sheet

If you’re new to using Microsoft Excel, or an experienced user looking for a good visual reference, this handy cheat sheet covers eight helpful …

How to Master Microsoft Office Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is the de facto email and calendaring client in most offices—and it can help manage your tasks and notes as well. Beyond just …

How to Master Microsoft Office OneNote

Microsoft OneNote has been one of our favorite note-taking apps for years, and it keeps getting better. The app is completely free to install on your …

Beyond the Basics: Six Tips for Better Formatting in Microsoft Word

If you've worked with Word much at all, you know how frustrating it can be getting formatting just the way you want it. While you can't remove all of …

Seven Useful Microsoft Excel Features You May Not Be Using

Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don’t see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and conditional …

Excel tricks that will impress your boss

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8 time-saving shortcuts for Excel

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Facebook's lead HR consultant says every great manager follows these 2 principles

When the management guide "First, Break All the Rules" was first published in 1999, managers embraced it and HR departments rejected it.<p>Two of the book's core messages — that a company's success relies on individual managers' leadership styles and that employees' weaknesses should be ignored rather …

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10 Simple Things the CEO Can Do to Create a Happy Workplace

Happiness at work starts from the top. This is one of the fundamental truths of happy workplaces.<p>In any organization where people consistently love to work, you will find a CEO and executive leadership team that places employee happiness among their top strategic priorities and act accordingly.<p>One …

10 Rules of Professional Etiquette for the Digital Workplace

It’s easy to forget manners when you’re all alone. From showing up late to meetings and forgetting simple things like “please” and “thank you,” …

Kick Ass Kickoff Meetings

During project-based work, every freelancer, agency, or internal department has “the kickoff meeting.” In theory, this meeting should have all the …

Don’t Feed The Monkeys! 3 Ways To Help People Solve Their Own Problems

In my early days as a manager I used to love to feed monkeys.<p>“Monkeys” are the problems, issues, or challenges your employees bring you that somehow …

Stop Wasting Your One-on-One Meetings with Needless Project Updates

If you have regular one-on-ones with your manager (or if you are the manager), it can be easy to default to giving them boring status updates on your …

5 Office Design Strategies That Will Make Employees Happier

How an aesthetically-pleasing office environment can help raise employee morale.<p>If I told you that a software engineer and salesperson need the exact same skills and tools to accomplish their job, you would call me crazy. Yet, when we take a software engineer and salesperson, stick them in the …

Why “Being Authentic” Is Holding You Back

Your “authentic self” may be just an excuse to stay in your comfort zone. Here’s how your leadership style might be getting in the way of success.<p>Many young people are advised at some point in their lives to figure out what you want to be, then go be it. After years of hearing the same advice, …

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Inside Jobs: How Pinterest’s Top Engineering Exec Really Works

We in the tech press are great at covering what it’s like to be a startup founder. But the world does not live by entrepreneurs alone.<p>One big reason that companies are so keen to tout venture capital raises is because new money enables them to hire more staff — the people who build stuff, who make …

Intro to SQL: Querying and managing data

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How to Write a Formal Email

Writing a formal email can seem like a daunting task since email is so often used for personal and informal purposes. If you need to write an email …