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Workplace Harassment: How to Recognize and Report It
By Skye Schooley | May 31, 2022

There are many types of workplace harassment. Learn how to spot each type and report it to put a stop to the behavior.

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Music and Its Effect on Productivity
By Skye Schooley | May 17, 2022

Experts are divided on music's effect on productivity, but anecdotal evidence suggests a positive correlation. Learn the science of music and productivity.

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Study Finds Spelling Mishaps Can Cause Problems in the Office
By Max Freedman | May 03, 2022

Spelling and grammar are still essential skills in the workplace. See how typos and other errors can affect your work, and learn tips on grammar.

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How Much Does It Cost You to Go to Work?
By Chad Brooks | March 21, 2022

In-office employees pay for commuting, lunch, child care and more. But just how much do they pay, and how does remote work change the picture?

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5 Simple, Proven Ways to Be a Better Co-Worker
By Max Freedman | March 21, 2022

Learn how to be a better co-worker, whether your team already likes you or you're struggling to connect and collaborate.

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5 Ways to Manage Your Chronic Illness at Work
By Sammi Caramela | March 21, 2022

Physical and mental chronic illnesses are highly prevalent in the adult population. Learn how to manage your illness in the workplace.

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Why It’s Good to Have a BFF at Work
By Bassam Kaado | March 18, 2022

Workplace friendships can boost productivity and improve company culture. Learn the benefits of work friends and how to make a company friendlier. 

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8 Ways to Stay Productive in a Loud Office
By Sammi Caramela | February 18, 2022

Are you easily distracted by noise? Learn how to focus in a loud work environment.

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Employees Reveal How Stress Affects Their Jobs
By Skye Schooley | February 01, 2022

Do you see signs of workplace stress at your company? Learn how it impacts employees and how you can prevent it.

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How to Manage a Multigenerational Workforce
By Rebecka Green | December 21, 2021

Four generations working side by side can create a challenge for managers. Discover how to unify a multigenerational workforce.

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Workplace Conflicts? 5 Tips to Improve Communication
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 21, 2021

Here's how to resolve issues in the workplace with better communication.

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Friends With Boundaries: Handling Friendships in the Workplace
By Adam Uzialko | December 20, 2021

Don't let the line between work buddies and lifelong confidants get too blurry. Here's how to maintain professional friendships at work.

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20 Fun and Affordable Gifts for Your Boss
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 20, 2021

Use this gift guide to find the perfect gift for any boss, from candles to running headphones.

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The Top 10 Most and Least Stressful Jobs
By Simone R. Johnson | December 16, 2021

Few jobs come with more stress than those where workers are charged with protecting the lives of others.

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How to Manage Workplace Relationships
By Adam Uzialko | December 13, 2021

When you work in close proximity, sometimes sparks fly. How can employees and managers ensure that nobody gets burned when it comes to the sometimes volatile nature of workplace romances?

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6 Types of Office ‘Politicians’ and How to Handle Them
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | December 07, 2021

There's no avoiding office politics. Learn the six types of office politicians and what you can do to keep things positive.

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What Is a Business Casual Policy?
By Skye Schooley | November 19, 2021

What exactly is business casual? Companies are moving toward business casual dress codes. Find out what clothing is appropriate for the workplace.

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What a Messy (or Neat) Desk Reveals About You
By Adam Uzialko | November 19, 2021

Whether your desk is messy or clean, you've got your own set of skills to offer. Here's what the state of your desk says about you.

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Lunch Is Served! Workplace Meals Improve Productivity
By Adam Uzialko | November 18, 2021

Organizations may see a boost in employee productivity by providing them opportunities to eat together.

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The End of a Controversial Era: Is the Open Office Dying?
By Adam Uzialko | November 18, 2021

The open office is battling backlash for causing inefficiencies and distractions. But does this mean it's the end?

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Open Office vs. Private Office: Which Type of Office Layout Is Right for Your SMB?
By Skye Schooley | November 16, 2021

Trying to choose between an open office or private office? Here's what to consider when deciding on the type of office layout for your small business

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Are Workplace Politics Destroying Your Business? Here’s How to Fix It
By Skye Schooley | November 10, 2021

Workplace politics are inevitable and can be positive or negative. Learn how to properly identify and handle office politics in your workplace.

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Having Friends at Work Leads to Longer Life
By Jeanette Mulvey | November 09, 2021
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10 Michael Scott Quotes Every Leader Should Live By
By Sammi Caramela | October 29, 2021

Michael Scott of "The Office" was a quirky yet valuable leader. Believe it or not, we can all learn a thing or two from him. Here are 10 Michael Scott quotes to lead by.

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30 Inexpensive Secret Santa Gift Ideas for Co-Workers
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 09, 2020

Looking for gifts for your favorite co-workers that aren't lame and won't break the bank? We have 30 recommendations.

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20 Gift Exchange Ideas for Your Office Holiday Party
By Sammi Caramela | December 07, 2020

Try one of these 20 gift exchange ideas with your employees this holiday season.

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How to Resolve the Office Temperature Debate
By Kiely Kuligowski | June 24, 2020

The thermostat can be a contentious topic for co-workers. Here's how to put an end to the office temperature debate before it becomes a distraction.

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Paw-some or Cat-astrophic? Pros and Cons of Office Pets
By Sammi Caramela | June 04, 2020

Office pets could be fun for some employees but distracting to others. These are the pros and cons to consider before allowing animals in your workplace.