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Working Overtime? Longer Hours Won't Make You More Productive
By Max Freedman | November 12, 2021

Working overtime rarely correlates to more productivity. Here's a breakdown of the most recent data – and tips for achieving a proper work-life balance.

Halogen TalentSpace Review
By Adam Uzialko | November 10, 2021

Halogen TalentSpace is our best pick for performance management systems for small businesses for its high degree of customization, easily navigated user interface, and the other effective talent...

UltiPro Review
By Adam Uzialko | November 10, 2021

For midsize and large companies, a versatile human capital management is a must UltiPro's performance management module and associated software deliver effective tools for managing your most valuable...

12 Cool Careers for History Buffs
By Stella Morrison | November 10, 2021

Here are 12 unique, history-inspired career paths you can take instead of teaching or academia.

Self-Assessment: 5 Tips for Writing Your Performance Evaluation
By Adam Uzialko | November 10, 2021

Need help writing your own self-assessment for a performance evaluation?

How to Know What Business to Start
By Nicole Fallon | November 10, 2021

Some people know what kind of business they want to start long before they're ready to call themselves entrepreneurs.

5 Highly Effective Words for Business Meetings
By Business News Daily Editor | November 10, 2021

New research has found that workers who use certain words can gain more acceptance in a meeting.

When Women Don't Speak Up
By Business News Daily | November 09, 2021

In certain situations, women are less likely to speak their mind.

The Most Productive Day of the Workweek Is ...
By Chad Brooks | November 09, 2021

Tuesdays are surprisingly the most productive day of the week.

10 Negotiating Tips to Sharpen Your Skills
By Brandi Calero-Holmes | November 08, 2021

Negotiating is difficult and stressful. Avoid these mistakes to get what you want the right way.

How to Encourage Employees to Pursue Professional Development
By Tami Kamin Meyer | November 08, 2021

Professional development shouldn't stop just because someone lands a good job at your company. Here's how to encourage it in the workplace.

7 Social Media Pros oyesn What They Love (and Hate) About Their Jobs
By Brittney Morgan | November 08, 2021

Considering a job in social media? Here's what industry professionals say are the pros and cons of their careers.

Are You a Toxic Leader? 4 Warning Signs to Watch
By Nicole Fallon | October 29, 2021

Is your style of leadership having a negative impact on your team? Here's how to tell if you're a "toxic" leader — and how to correct it.

What Is Thought Leadership, and Why Does It Matter?
By Skye Schooley | October 29, 2021

Become an influencer for your peers by providing valuable insight.

25 Entrepreneurs Share Their Stress-Busting Secrets
By Business News Daily Editor | October 29, 2021

Wondering how successful people deal with the lows of running a business? Here's how 25 entrepreneurs manage stress.

Email Etiquette: The Dos and Don'ts of Professional Emails
By Jennifer Post | October 29, 2021

Clean up your outbox and craft more professional emails with these email etiquette tips.

8 Freelancers on What They Love (and Hate) About Their Jobs
By Brittney Morgan | October 29, 2021

What are the pros and cons of working as a freelancer? Here's what these freelancers love and hate about their jobs.

The Secret to Career Success: Branding Yourself
By Chad Brooks | October 18, 2021

If you want a successful career, you need to hone in on your brand.

What's Your Most Productive Work Time? How to Find Out
By Nicole Fallon | October 12, 2021

The standard 9-to-5 office schedule isn't optimal for everyone. Here's how to find your most productive work time and pattern.

How to Find a Mentor
By Matt D'Angelo | December 23, 2020

Learn what a mentor is and how you can find the best one to help you reach your professional goals.

How to Create an Employee Development and Training Program
By Max Freedman | October 21, 2020

An employee training and development program has many benefits for both your staff and your company. Here's how to build a successful program.

Workable Review
By Skye Schooley | July 13, 2020

Workable is the best overall recruiting software for small business because it is affordable, easy to use, and packed with useful features.

BambooHR Recruiting Software Review
By Skye Schooley | July 13, 2020

BambooHR has several great recruiting software capabilities, its standout feature, though, is that small businesses can track and manage individuals throughout each phase of the employment process.

Breezy HR Review
By Skye Schooley | July 13, 2020

Breezy HR offers an excellent free version of its recruiting software. The free plan can accommodate one active position and one active candidate pool for small businesses with basic recruiting needs.

Can Microlearning Help Your Business With Career Development?
By Business News Daily Editor | May 26, 2020

Employees crave career and leadership development. Here's how to use microlearning opportunities to help your team grow.

Why You Should Offer an Employee Health and Wellness Plan
By Business News Daily Editor | May 14, 2020

Does your business offer an employee health and wellness plan? Here's why you should, and how best to do it.

12 Tips to Take the Stress Out of Business Travel
By Business News Daily Editor | May 13, 2020

A survey by On Call International found that many American professionals suffer from high stress and unhealthy habits during business travel. Plan smart and stay productive during your trip.

Easy Ways to Boost Your Productivity
By Matt D'Angelo | April 09, 2020

It can be hard to improve your productivity. These easy tips can help make you more productive without a herculean effort.

Best Podcasts for Learning a Language
By Business News Daily Editor | February 29, 2020

Being able to speak another language opens doors for you in business and travel. These podcasts give you a flexible and manageable way to learn.