Corporate Culture

Who Does HR Really Work For?

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Uber's latest crisis reveals a common misconception: Many employees think HR will act as their shield against mismanagement, but they sometimes learn painfully late that's not the case

Hiring a Manager? Ask These 5 Key Questions

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Proven interview techniques to uncover candidates with real leadership potential

How After-Work Drinks Could Make Your Team More Productive

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Colleagues who go out to unwind together over a cocktail do better work, and get paid more, too. But leaders need to do more than just add booze and stir

How to Make Employees Care About Their Work

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When staff understand and believe in the purpose of your business, job satisfaction and productivity soar. What one PROFIT 500 company does to forge the connection

How to Actually Make Unlimited Vacations Work

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It's the ultimate work perk, but experts warn there are also pitfalls to letting your people take as much time off as they want

What Bosses Can Learn From Their Coddled Millennial Employees

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We keep complaining younger workers are too sensitive and needy, but they’re really just rejecting abuse as a standard management tactic

The 2 Tests Every Job Candidate Must Pass

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Your business is only as good as the people that work within it. What one entrepreneur does to ensure new hires will fit into his company’s culture

Why You Should Encourage Your Employees to Brag More

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It shouldn’t be weird or off-putting for people to tout their own achievements in a business setting. In fact, everyone benefits when (tactful) boasting becomes the norm

How to Develop an Innovative Culture

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PROFIT 500 Growth Tips: Successful companies don't grow complacent, and don't operate without collaboration. Just ask the man who's interviewed hundreds of top CEOs

How to Stop Hiring Losers

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Build the Perfect Small Business: You're only as good as your people, so bringing the right ones into your company is key. Here's how to attract top talent