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BUSINESS

4 Simple Ways to Plan Your 2020 Business Goals

As we close out the final chapter of 2019, now is the perfect time to build your strategic plan for 2020. The next several weeks present an excellent opportunity to take stock of what has gone well this past year and what your goals should

BUSINESS

How To Deal With A Tough Boss

You perform a great job, display great skills and dedicate yourself to your job and workplace. Yet, somehow, it is never enough to satisfy your boss. Working with a difficult boss is draining. It can make your work life a living hell. Ideally, we would

BUSINESS

3 Tips for Conducting a Year-End Business Review

2020 is around the corner, and while most entrepreneurs are eager to plan for the future, many miss an important opportunity: conducting an end of year review for their business. Admittedly, it’s less fun to review the past, but by putting your last year under the

CULTURE

Your Questions On New Jobs and Pronoun Etiquette

Who is Alex and what is this? This is an advice column where I, Alex, answer your questions about dating and about life. Got a question you want to see featured? Submit it in the comments below! Drinking at Work “I just started a job in

BUSINESS

Your Next Employee Might Not Even Be Human

Having a pet in the office—such as a dog—sounds like a dream come true to most people. Amazon’s Seattle headquarters is dog-friendly with more than 1,000 dogs keeping employees company. According to a 2016 report from the Society for Human Resource Management, 7 percent of

DATING

Romance In The Workplace And Work In The Home-Place

Who is Alex and what is this? This is an advice column where I, Alex, answer your questions about dating and about life. Got a question you want to see featured? Submit it in the comments below! “One of my coworkers is dating one of our

BUSINESS

HR — How to Help Yourself

Human Resources are an all too often overlooked piece of the business puzzle. How many of us have had more jobs than we can remember without any significant onboarding process? If you’re on the cusp of starting a business or have been operating for a

BUSINESS

Building Culture With A Small Team

Building a strong, collaborative employee team is a key element to organizational success. Employee teams are one of the best ways to accomplish business objectives. Taking independently talented people and merging their talents allows them the opportunity to release their creativity and contribute to the

BUSINESS

Prove Your Point in a Professional Dispute

We’ve all been there. A coworker has done or said something that caused you grief and now you’re faced with a conflict at work. Seeing someone every day can stir up all sorts of agitations, but there are ways to get your point across in an argument

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WELLNESS

Window to the World: Finding Your Zen at Work

Even your dream job can be stressful, so taking a few minutes for a mental break is important. Studies done in 2013 found that the cultivation of a more relaxed and rested self actually boosts productivity and quality of work. By taking the time to take care of yourself,