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How Much Time Are Your Employees Wasting on Their Phones?
By Business News Daily Editor | March 17, 2020

A new study finds that employees waste nearly eight hours a week on non-work activities, mainly on their mobile devices. Read more to find out what's distracting them.

Too Casual? Dressing for Success in Today's Workplace
By Business News Daily Editor | March 09, 2020

Most businesses no longer require employees to wear formal attire to the office. However, this more casual environment is causing employees to reconsider what they should wear to work every day.

What a Messy (or Neat) Desk Reveals About You
By Business News Daily Editor | March 09, 2020

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.

Promoting Diversity: Why Inclusive Communication and Involvement Matter
By Business News Daily Editor | March 09, 2020

Diversity is an important consideration for any modern business. Here's how to make sure everyone on your team feels included and respected, regardless of their background.

The 10 Worst Bad Boss Behaviors
By Business News Daily Editor | March 06, 2020

A new study finds that the worst boss behavior is taking credit for employees' work. Read more to find out what else employees dislike about their managers.

Which Type of Office Should Your Business Run?
By Business News Daily Editor | March 05, 2020

Choose the office layout that's right for your company and your team dynamic.

Are You Truly Satisfied With Your Job? How to Find Out
By Business News Daily Editor | February 27, 2020

Companies are focusing on happy work environments, but how do employees evaluate satisfaction? Here's how to determine if you're satisfied with your job.

Friends With Boundaries: Handling Friendships in the Workplace
By Business News Daily Editor | February 25, 2020

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

Affordable Gift Ideas for the CEO
By Business News Daily Editor | February 18, 2020

If you want to express your gratitude to the CEO who already has everything, consider one of these unique gifts.

10 Distractions That Kill Workplace Productivity
By Business News Daily Editor | February 14, 2020

Smartphones, the internet, social media and emails are among the 10 biggest workplace productivity killers.

Cubicle Manners: Common Courtesy Goes a Long Way
By Business News Daily Editor | February 10, 2020

Common courtesy makes a difference in a cubicle setting within an office. Experts lend their tips to help you navigate your way through the office.

6 Types of Office 'Politicians' and How to Handle Them
By Business News Daily Editor | February 06, 2020

Many workers participate in some form of office politics, with most doing so as a way to get ahead.

Protect Your Employees: Have a Bullying Policy
By Business News Daily Editor | February 03, 2020

Bullying isn't something that strictly takes place in schools. Protect your employees with a policy.

In Most Countries, Freelancers Earn More Than Average Workers
By Business News Daily Editor | January 22, 2020

How much do freelancers really make? Global payment platform Payoneer asked more than 23,000 freelancers around the world.

The Real Reasons Employees Are Late for Work
By Business News Daily Editor | January 14, 2020

Traffic, oversleeping and procrastination are among the most common reasons employees show up late for work.

What Is a Business Casual Policy?
By Skye Schooley | December 06, 2019

What is business casual attire? Learn what clothing is (and isn't) workplace appropriate.

The Top 10 Most and Least Stressful Jobs
By Simone R. Johnson | November 27, 2019

Some jobs are more strenuous than others, and while stress is normal, it can lead to burnout. Check out the most and least stressful jobs.

6 Tips for Open Office Etiquette
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 08, 2019

Open offices may be popular, but they take work to function well.

Labor Day Facts About the American Working Class and Labor Movement
By Adam Uzialko | September 02, 2019

These Labor Day facts go beyond the backyard barbecue to the height of the labor movement.

How to Choose Office Cubicles for Your Business
By Skye Schooley | August 02, 2019

Learn how office cubicles can benefit your business and find an office design solution.

Open Office vs. Private Office: Which Type of Office Layout Is Right for Your SMB?
By Skye Schooley | July 10, 2019

Here's what to consider when deciding on the right layout for your small business.

How to Manage a Multigenerational Workforce
By Rebecka Green | July 05, 2019

Having a generationally diverse team is great for your business.

Study Finds Spelling Mishaps Can Cause Problems in the Office
By Andrew Martins | June 14, 2019

Most American workers say their bosses consider spelling and grammar errors unacceptable.

Working on Memorial Day? You're in Good Company
By Business News Daily Editor | May 27, 2019

More than 40% of companies still require at least some employees to work the holiday.

Shipping Rules and Regulations Your Small Business Might Be Violating
By Bennett Conlin | May 09, 2019

Shipping regulations are easily overlooked. Here's how to avoid fines and cut expenses.

Advice for Dealing with a Bossy Co-Worker
By Skye Schooley | April 24, 2019

When dealing with a bossy co-worker, follow these five steps.

What Sites Should Your Business Block?
By Saige Driver | March 14, 2019

Are you thinking about restricting certain websites from employee use? Here are four categories you should consider blocking.

How to Manage Workplace Relationships
By Adam Uzialko | March 12, 2019

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?

Forced Arbitration Under Fire as Google Axes Policy
By Andrew Martins | February 23, 2019

After weeks of pressure, Google has put the kibosh on its mandatory arbitration agreement, clearing the way for employees to take the tech giant to court if their rights are violated.

Music and Its Effect on Productivity
By Skye Schooley | February 22, 2019

Listening to music while working is very common, but does it affect productivity? Learn what the experts say music can do for your efficiency.