The Case For

Why You Should Hire Whole Teams Instead of One by One

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It's unorthodox, but there are big benefits to recruiting a group that already knows itself inside and out

Why You Should Help Young Workers With Their Student Debt

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This surprisingly cost-effective perk wows recent-graduates and reduces their stress in the bargain

Why You Should Get Cool With Millennial-Speak

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So what if young hires sound like Lena Dunham? Their, like, vocal tics aren’t the professional liability they once were?

Why You Shouldn’t Force Employees to Take Time Off


Mandated vacations don't do workers any good. Instead, make your policies more flexible

Why You Should Let Your Employees Elect Their Own Managers

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Bad leaders make good workers quit. How workplace democracy is helping companies up engagement

The Best Way to Manage an Underperforming Employee


Your worst workers need the most praise. Why overrating substandard staff may help them improve

Why You Should Dwell on Your Failures

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Moving on as quickly as possible after a mistake wastes an opportunity to learn something important about yourself

Why You Should Shift to a Six-Hour Workday

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Experiments in Sweden are showing that giving staff equal pay for fewer hours of work might actually boost productivity

The Big Benefits of Empowering Employees to Make Small Changes

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Little things can have a major effect on how your company is viewed. The case for diversity by design

Why You Should Regularly Remind Employees of Their Achievements

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Remembering a time when you were awesome makes you more likely to be awesome in the future. The case for positive feedback loops